One other thing I was wondering: on Commons, is there a way to show the
collection of bounding boxes on a Wikimap, for a category of images that
use the "Map" description template, which can include such information.
What I've got in mind is a category like
all of which's images use the Map template and have bounding box
I hoped that this might be displayable via the Template:GeoGroupTemplate
at the top of the category page, but no deal.
Ideally, it would be nice to be able to put a template on the top of a
category page; pick up the bounding-box information from all of the map
descriptions, and display the results on a Wikimap.
This would be particularly useful for examining the contents of
where the individual maps form part of a systematic arrangement; but it
would also be useful for categories of old maps generally.
An earlier method (before the Map template) was to explicitly specify
corners for the bounding box, which the GeoGroup template /can/ pick up,
as for example for
However, by plotting push-pins rather than bounding boxes, this ends up
a rather overcrowded mess, that is difficult to interpret. Bounding
boxes would be a lot better, by making it a lot clearer as to which
points are linked with which.
Does anybody know if perhaps it is already possible to do this?
Or, alternatively, would creating and adapting templates to achieve this
be a lot of work, or should it be relatively straightforward?
Thanks in advance,
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