During the Zurich hackathon, DJ Hartman, Aude and I knocked up a
generic maps prototype extension . We have noticed that many maps
like extensions keep popping up and believed it was time we
standardised on one that all these extensions could use so we share
We took a look at all the existing use cases and tried to imagine what
such an extension would look like that wouldn't be too tied into a
specific use case.
The extension we came up with was a map extension that introduces a
Map namespace where data for the map is stored in raw GeoJSON and can
inclusion of maps in wiki articles via a map template.
Dan Andreescu also created a similar visualisation namespace which may
want to be folded into this as a map could be seen as a visualisation.
I invite Dan to comment on this with further details :-)!
I'd be interested in people's thoughts around this extension. In
particular I'd be interested in the answer to the question "For my
usecase A what would the WikiMaps extension have to support for me to
Thanks for your involvement in this discussion. Let's finally get a
maps extension up on a wikimedia box!