I’m the product manager for Map Improvements 2018 , at the Wikimedia Foundation. I’m
glad to see enthusiasm for internationalized maps! I have answers for a few of your
I am not aware of the re-usage policy. Someone from WMF
team should clarify...
by third parties, though there is a concern about over-use, so we request that third
parties "please respect our limited services and resources.” There are also some
specific requests about providing info, in case we need to get in touch with you, and a
We reserve the right to discontinue or change our service, block or limit certain users
or applications, or take other measures in cases at our sole discretion at any time
So this is something that may or may not work for you, depending on how large and
intensive your map service is. Please have a look at the terms or use if you’re interested
In answer to Dhaval Sudhanva Vyas’ question about seeing a mix of different languages,
Naveen is correct to quote the Special Update on Map Internationalization , which is
the best source of information on how this all works. I encourage anyone interested to
have a look.
You may also wish to experiment with internationalized maps on testwiki or testwiki2 ,
where the features are currently working. And here is a page on testwiki2 that shows
examples . Later today, I’ll post a deeper dive into how our service interacts with
OpenStreetMap data, and some of the anomalies that can arise from that interaction.
So please give internationalized maps a try and leave comments on the project talk page
. Depending on the types of comments we get in the next few weeks, we hope to be able
to release internationalized maps to all Wikipedias in the next month or so.
Product Manager, Collaboration
Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco
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