We had the same problem for the Portuguese coordinates that were in IGeoE
Hayford Gauss format, a national format, but I used ArcGIS to transform the
coordinates, which seems to be accurate. If anybody else needs to convert
coordinates, just send them to me (preferably in DBase IV format, but Excel
is also ok) and I will return them in WGS84 format.
By the way, check
for our monuments
2011/3/28 Vicenç Riullop <vriullop(a)hotmail.com>
Wikimapia has some buildings geolacated. Not a
solution, but it may help
in some cases.
A problem we have encountered is that local administrations in Spain are
using coordinates in UTM ED50 format. We use a spreadsheet to convert them
into GPS format, but it is not precise enough for landmarks. Geohack does
not have UTM ED50 format.
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:11:33 +0200
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Coordinates tools & pan-European
On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 09:32:58AM +0200, Edo de Roo wrote:
> This is the coordinates tool that is used on the Dutch wiki.
> It generates the code for the wiki-template, by picking a place on the
I hope this helps us all out..
I am currently working on improving this one. My current version will do
any changes you do directly to the generated template, so you don't need
to click the coordinate again, and with help of Dispenser, the maintainer
of the geohack tools, it can select the region automatically. I will move
this version shortly to multichill's version.
If we should support other templates for other wiki's, I can look into
as well. For the auto-edit tools to work, some
installed on that wiki, but then I can add it to the list.
I am thinking of moving this to a project account on the toolserver, so
if others are willing to help with this, let me know.
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