There's this bug:

Basically, the "Nearby" function in the Wikipedia Android app can only work if the coordinates template in the Wikipedia in the relevant language uses the magic word from the GeoData extension.

And I wonder: Is this really needed? Updating templates in almost 300 languages doesn't scale well, and Wikidata already supports coordinates. It also makes more general sense to me to query a structured database like Wikidata instead of poking around with templates and magic words as it is done with GeoData.

But that's me, and I might be missing something.

Is Wikidata actually ready for this technically?
Are coordinates filled for all the relevant items, or is it still better supported in Wikipedias?


Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬