This is just another small reminder that, because the servers which host
tiles.wmflabs.org and wma.wmflabs.org (wikiminiatlas) and overpass-wiki
run on a version of the OS (Ubuntu Trusty) that is no longer supported (and
hasn't been available for new instances since november 2017).
These services need maintainers and support by community members in order
to keep them alive after dec 18th (after which wmflabs will phase out those
versions) and before the EOL of early 2019 of the OS. Unfortunately it
seems no one is stepping up so far to convert these machines.
This issue is tracked at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T204506
As I was curious, I looked around on the tile server a bit and used what I
could find to update
This is all the information that I could gather, but i'm FAR from sure if
that is complete information and if I would break anything with a rebuild
basing myself on that info, so any information on missing elements etc.
would be appreciated. I've not gotten around to looking at wikiminiatlas.
If the services are not rebuild then likely they will just disappear at
some point for all layer variants. This includes the mapnik, black and
white, hill shading, hike bike layers. As I have no idea how many users of
these services there are, it is hard to say what the effect of that would
FYI, with apologies for cross-posting...!
program manager, engineering
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From: Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 8:23 AM
Subject: [Wikidata] Miniature map for coordinate properties
To: Discussion list for the Wikidata project. <wikidata(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
After we deployed the Commons miniature pictures for the image properties,
some editors suggested to do something similar with maps. From Wednesday,
December 12th, we will also have a miniature map displayed for the
properties containing coordinates, like coordinate location (P625)
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P625>. This feature uses
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Kartographer> and OpenStreetMap.
Viewing the map directly in the item will help the editors to check quickly
if the coordinates seem correct, and therefore improve the data quality.
View in read mode
View in edit mode
Full screen with list of external maps
Some useful features:
- Double-click on the miniature map: display it in full screen
- On full screen view: click on “external maps” to display different map
services and links to many external maps
- In edit mode: when adding or editing coordinates in the field, the
maps is automatically updated to fit the coordinates you entered
- The coordinates are still displayed under the map and link to Geohack
If you have any questions or issues with this feature, let me know. You can
also see the related ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T184933>.
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.
Wikidata mailing list
thanks for providing this brilliant map service. I'd like to use it in a
am sorry if this has been asked before, I tried to check the last couple
months of the mailing list, but couldn't find anything related.
For privacy reasons, the website uses the no-referrer policy. While I think
sharing a referrer with Wikimedia is alright, my website allows browsing
OSM data, including links to the websites set in OSM, and I don't trust
these websites with a referrer. Unfortunately, the referrer policy does not
allow fine-grained configuration, it's a global on/off switch. Changing the
user agent in a browser is considered a hack, and while it might work, it
can break other third-party tools and could break with every browser update
or when using an uncommon browser.
So I was wondering if you would consider a third method of authorization,
like a query parameter that can be added to the url like `?referrer=
example.com&contact=mail(a)example.com`? I think this could help people to
Thanks in advance,