I would like to present to you a preview of an upcoming Wikidata Query
Service feature, namely geospatial search - on
. With this, you will be able to search
things by their geographic coordinates, e.g.:
Objects within 10km of Paris:
Airports within 100km from Berlin:
(try also the map view!)
The purpose of the preview is to let people play with it and collect
feedback on what works, what doesn't and what you'd like to see
This is a preview implementation, so do not use it for anything beyond
admiring the marvels of modern technology :) and providing feedback. The
full release on query.wikidata.org
will follow sometime in late
April-early May, hopefully.
What is implemented?
- Coordinate storage & indexing as WKT literals
- Search within radius and within bounding box
- Support for different globes
What is missing but would be added soon?
- Distances as search output and as separate function
- You tell me