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Show current coordinates & zoom in edit preview & VE mode
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Per discussion, we should show current map zoom level in the edit preview and VE edit and VE dialog modes.

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Dialog maybe, but the edit node should as close to the read mode rendering as possible.

Change 309349 had a related patch set uploaded (by JGirault):
Show current zoom in edit preview & VE mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/309349

Suggesting:

  • Edit Preview
  • VE mode

EDIT: I noticed the capital to Zoom was missing, I added it.

Question: should we allow to edit the map position by coordinates/zoom within VE, as suggested in T133814, or should it be read-only, as suggested in the patch above?

I think having 3 boxes for zoom/lat/long is such a rare usecase that we can safely postpone it for now. Maybe eventually we will allow a single field that gets automatically parsed (so a user can copy/paste it from somewhere else) - much nicer user experience, but I think it is a fairly low value at this point.

Change 309349 merged by jenkins-bot:
Show current zoom in edit preview & VE mode

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/309349

This feature is currently way too prominent for such advanced user information - and using a table in a callout is a very clunky way of presenting it.

This feature is currently way too prominent for such advanced user information - and using a table in a callout is a very clunky way of presenting it.

Do you have suggestions for improvement?
This feature was requested by the community and no one has complained about the current implementation yet.

Esanders renamed this task from Show current zoom in edit preview & VE mode to Show current coordinates & zoom in edit preview & VE mode.Nov 15 2016, 4:28 PM

This feature is currently way too prominent for such advanced user information - and using a table in a callout is a very clunky way of presenting it.

Do you have suggestions for improvement?

Nothing concrete yet :)
Maybe a link inside the map itself, or a small text overlay like the copyright notice.

debt removed JGirault as the assignee of this task.Jun 6 2017, 7:55 PM
debt triaged this task as Low priority.
debt moved this task from Stalled/Waiting to Backlog on the Maps-Sprint board.
debt added subscribers: JGirault, debt.

Moving to backlog until such time that we can take this up again.

Moving off the sprint board - the Discovery team won't be able to finish this work at this time.

matmarex added a subscriber: matmarex.

So, whether we like the current implementation or not, they are clearly shown, since 2016, so this should probably be closed. If you want to discuss it, I've proposed changes to this interface as a part of T203473: Fix maps dialog in mobile visual editor .