Nice tool! But when I look at my area, the problem are not missing photographs but just that most of them are not geocoded.


2014-06-19 23:11 GMT+02:00 Samuel Klein <>:
Emilio - this is so beautiful!
Daniel - I beg to differ: a photo per km2 would add tremendous value
for the right people and the right uses; geograph's mission is both
inspiring and interesting.


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Daniel Schwen <> wrote:
> While increasing our worldwide image coverage is certainly desirable,
> I think that the arbitrary metric of defining "coverage" as one image
> per km^2 is not very useful at best and misleading at worst.
> The necessary image density strongly depends on local features. Having
> one image per km^2 in a City center (or even a single image inside a
> building) is not nearly enough. On the other hand requiring one image
> per km^2 in a desolate desert, or even a forrest is an unrealistic
> requirement that will not add much value to commons.
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada
> <> wrote:
>> Hi all;
>> Since I watched the project Geograph Britain[1] long time ago, I dreamed
>> with a global version. I have been playing with maps (mostly Google Maps) in
>> the past years, but now that I'm migrating my tools to Wikimedia Labs, I
>> started to read about OpenStreetMap and Leaflet.
>> I have made some tests and coded a pretty alpha version of the concept.[2]
>> It shows circles of 500m radius for every geolocated image on Commons (there
>> are about 4 million). Not all are shown at the same time, but only 10,000
>> per zoom level. So you only have to make zoom on your city or in the search
>> box.
>> Some examples:
>> * Barcelona
>> * Moscow
>> * Montevideo
>> So, I would like to hear your opinions and suggestions about the idea of
>> scaling Wikimedia Commons into a project with at least 1 image per km2
>> globally.
>> The code is in GitHub[3] and it is forked merging 2 examples of the
>> thousands of Leaflet library examples available. Currently the code is
>> pretty simple and you can help to improve it.
>> Regards
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
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