Since I watched the project Geograph Britain 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.
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
* Barcelona http://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#12/41.3927/2.1407
* Moscow http://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#10/55.7252/37.6290
* Montevideo http://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#11/-34.8200/-56.2269
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
The code is in GitHub 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.