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You should be able to load more items on Special:Nearby
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Whether on "Nearby" on mobile app, or Special:Nearby on desktop, you should be able to load more items. This might be done by scrolling at the bottom, or by a button "load more...". I was planning to upload photographs to nearby places, but only show articles around ~2km

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@Ninovolador, was this in the iOS app or Android app? Please don't forget to add projects when creating tasks.

Ninovolador added a comment.EditedDec 16 2014, 6:41 PM

Sorry about my grammar, i don't speak english very well.
I meant "this should be done (...)"

So, no, this feature was never in the app, but i think it should be

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The apps don't yet allow you to upload photos to nearby places, so I'm not sure how loading even more nearby items would help.

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The old fashioned way

I want to check if i could upload a photo to Commons. All places near me (~2 km) already have pictures, so i want to go a little farther. Load more items, I notice there is some place i could go easily. I took the photograph and upload to Commons. Then add it to Wikipedia.

Mhurd added a comment.Dec 16 2014, 8:45 PM

Ah, I see. The apps are doing a 10km query, but only returning the first 50 results. We'll have to see if the API can do "query continue" on nearby requests...

Ninovolador added a comment.EditedDec 16 2014, 8:47 PM

That would be nice

(Also, 10 km is a nice distace to go biking and taking photos ;) )

Mhurd added a comment.EditedDec 16 2014, 8:55 PM

Per Max, I created a task in MediaWiki-extensions-GeoData:

The problem is knowing where to start the search from. A search radius of say 1000km would be too expensive. It sounds like what you really want is a map view where you can explore a map for a location to find articles nearby (sadly blocked by T35980). Nothing really mobile web can do in mean time.

Note: on mobile web you can provide your own parameters:,0

Mhurd added a comment.Jan 1 2015, 4:30 AM

Hmm I wasn't looking to expand the search radius to 1000km, just to be able to page past the first 50 results of a 10km query.

Deskana triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jan 9 2015, 9:24 PM
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Nearby does not support pagination. That blocks us from proceeding on doing this.

Deskana changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Apr 20 2015, 9:29 PM

Marking as stalled because we are blocked on proceeding because of the lack of pagination in the geosearch API.

JMinor closed this task as Declined.Sep 2 2016, 12:50 AM

fwiw, the CirrusSearch search engine now supports nearby keywords and does pagination. Results are not sorted by distance like Special:Nearby, but various boosting tricks can achieve similar results