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Migrate GeoHack to <maplink>
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Tracking task to migrate existing geohack functionality to Kartographer-based <maplink> implementation.

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Yurik created this task.Jun 7 2016, 9:53 PM
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Yurik moved this task from Kartographer to Wiki-related on the Maps board.Jun 12 2016, 3:13 AM
Abbe98 added a subscriber: Abbe98.Jun 24 2016, 4:24 PM

I just spoke with @Dispenser who gave me some good stats on geohack external link clicks. His stats logs are at
and the summary and proposed mockup.

debt added a subscriber: debt.Oct 17 2016, 4:43 PM

Interesting...are there newer stats than from 2014?

Yurik added a subscriber: MaxSem.Oct 17 2016, 4:54 PM

@MaxSem ran some data analysis, but I am not sure it included external link clicks. In any case we will make sure to collect that data as well.

Remember that Mikhail and Chelsy are resources for you to use for data analysis. @debt can tell you more. :-)

scfc added a subscriber: scfc.Nov 10 2016, 5:46 AM

I don't know if this has already been explicitly mentioned anywhere: IMHO usage of GeoHack (hosted on Tool Labs) should be replaced by Special:MapSources. (I once wrote a POC that inserted the expansions of {{GeoTemplate|NS=y|EW=x|etc.}} in the special page and it worked clean and nicely; the current code of Extension:MapSources might need some TLC.) This allows for better integration with MediaWiki, and also removes the SPOF Tool Labs (and reduces the latter's traffic by a lot :-)). The current (IIRC) OSM map in that template could then be replaced by a <mapframe>/<maplink> call.

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