On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 6:08 PM, Lydia Pintscher <lydia.pintscher@wikimedia.de> wrote:
Hey folks :)

Have you ever wondered what is happening on Wikidata around you? What
does Wikidata know about the building next door? Or the tube station a
few blocks away? Now you can find out. Head over to
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Nearby and you will know.
This is another piece in the puzzle to making it easier to get an
overview of the data you care about.

Share if you find something cool and unexpected around you!

Just to add... today I hacked up a script that adds a "nearby" (globe icon) button that is displayed at the top of items that have coordinates.

Click on the globe and it takes you to Special:Nearby which then shows articles near that item (instead of your location).

mw.loader.using([], function() {
For now, the script only works in the desktop view/mode.  I'll have to look into how this could be added in mobile view also.



PS: A special thanks to everyone who helped get this out including Max
Semenik, Jon Robson, Florian, Erik Bernhardson and David Causse..

Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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