As the Collaboration team approaches the Maps improvements, one consideration is to make <maplink> accessible via common location templates like Template:Coord. Currently the coordinates displayed at the top of an article with geocoordinates links to the community-developed and WM hosted tool Geohack. This could be replaced with a link to a full-screen <mapframe> using the Wikimedia map service.
We need to reach out to the parties involved to better understand the current usage of Geohack, understand the differences between the technical solutions, and ask if there is a desire to use the Wikimedia maps for geocoordinate links in related templates.
- Ask maintainers of Geohack if they have any usage statistics for which mapping services are used
- Determine what Kartographer would need to present for most common use cases
Note; The current implementation of Karrographer lists Geohack as an external service. I don't anticipate that reference will be removed.