I am a Product Manager at WMF. To answer your question, the Maps
Modernization effort doesn't interact much with the WMDE planned
improvements that you mentioned.
The Maps Modernization plan addresses more infrastructure needs.
With its completion, it will provide the maintainers of the maps
infrastructure with better monitoring, as an example. This will help better
prevent and address outages and ensure the reliability of maps as a service.
I believe the WMDE improvements are more client-facing or user-facing
needs. Things like allowing for users to save their default map view or
better interactive maps. WMF has kept in contact with the Technical Wishes
team but I believe this work does not directly impact the planned
On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 2:01 PM Strainu <strainu10(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the announcement, I'm glad to see some love given to Maps.
Could you explain how this initiative interacts with the planned
improvements from WMDE ?
În lun., 22 mar. 2021 la 19:11, Erica Litrenta <elitrenta(a)wikimedia.org>
This is a follow up from our last email some months ago (and a
crosspost). You may already have seen today's announcement from Legal about
that Wikimedia Maps are transitioning towards a more modern
architecture. The first phase of this transition will be replacing
Tilerator  with Tegola  as our vector tile server. This is a change
in the Maps infrastructure, so there should be little to no impact to the
end users’ experience.
It is important that we are able to provide software that is sustainable
to support, before we can guarantee a reliable user experience. Wikimedia
Maps aim to provide Wikimedia users a consistent experience contributing to
and learning about geoinformation. To achieve this goal, we will empower
those engineers maintaining the Wikimedia Maps infrastructure to do so with
ease and low effort.
If you want to learn more, please head to mediawiki.org
, where you
will also find a Questions & Answers section.
Thanks, and take care,
Erica Litrenta (on behalf of the Product Infrastructure team)
Erica Litrenta (she/her)
Manager, Community Relations Specialists
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