Curious stuff I find while doing tests... A line of white dots (pictures) along dozens of km in the North of Europe

Can you imagine what it means? :-) Zoom to solve.

2014-06-20 17:13 GMT+02:00 Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada <>:
2014-06-19 20:58 GMT+02:00 Ryan Kaldari <>:

This is a really cool idea. Now I want to go fill in the little holes in San Francisco:

Thanks for sharing it (and putting it on Github). My one request would be that you provide a way to view the images themselves from the map.

Ryan Kaldari

Yes, it is a basic feature. Now the images are shown from the zoom 10.

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM, 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:
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.


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