The short answer is check back on Sunday and you should see more dots :)
The longer answer is the map <http://tinyurl.com/jqwdhbd> runs off
Wikidata and only shows Reserves without English Wikipedia articles so when
someone created the article the marker will have dissappeared. Also there
are around 100 Reserves where the coordinates were in a format that
Wikidata couldn't understand so I have to enter them another way, looking
at the map of Biosphere Reserves with articles
<http://tinyurl.com/hot8xd8> the missing sites are missing coordinates
and don't appear on either maps yet. I'm trying to sort this out today and
Thanks very much
On 26 May 2016 at 19:10, Florence Devouard < <anthere(a)anthere.org>
No, I get it.
The dots are only the missing articles.
So there was one missing. But it is likely to be this one :
Since it has been created... it is not missing any more :)
Now... I think... a path for improvement would be to also propose a
display for existing articles. Because those can be stubs and those can
benefit from the translation system.
Look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouritz_Water_Management_Area
It is one of the "World Network of Biosphere Reserves in Africa"
articles. Honestly... nope :)
Le 26/05/16 à 18:59, Florence Devouard a écrit :
Last week... I saw ONE red point in South Africa. And now... I see none
How can that be ?
We should see 8 points, should not we ?
Le 23/05/16 à 10:06, john cummings a écrit :
Thanks very much for your reply, the map shows Reserves that are missing
articles, however I still need to add some sites to the list so have a look
towards the end of the week and there might be some appear.
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From: Florence Devouard < <firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com>
Date: 22 May 2016 at 22:36
Subject: Re: [African Wikimedians] Official descriptions of all UNESCO
Biosphere Reserve sites available under a Wikipedia compatible license
To: Mailing list for African Wikimedians <
I gave it a quick look and it seemed really really cool.
I saw on the map that there was one non covered region in South Africa.
I will take care of it this week and share my return on experience.
Le 20/05/16 à 23:23, john cummings a écrit :
I'm very happy to say that UNESCO has made the official descriptions of
all Biosphere Reserve sites available under a Wikipedia compatible license.
Currently around 440 (out of 670) of the Biosphere Reserves do not have an
English language Wikipedia article.
These descriptions can be used as the missing Wikipedia articles with
very little adaption. I have created (with a lot of help) a pretty snazzy
Wikidata map and a set of instructions to help people create the missing
articles. As far as I know this is the first time someone has done
something like this The people who have already used the instructions say
it takes around 10 minutes to create a new article, which is quite fast I
think. Please give it a try. You can use the map to see which articles are
missing in each country.
I would really love it if you could create some articles (there are
quite a few missing sites in Africa) and also retweet me to help more
people know about it. Once the articles are created in English I'm hoping
that it will make it easier for people to create articles in other
languages as well.
Thanks very much
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