Template talk:Location

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This Template is intended to complement Template:Information.

I would like to add location data to images. So new services will be possible later. E.g. "Show me all images in a radius of 50 km to my position." or "Show me all pictures of museums within 100 km." If this data will be available, I think new stuff hence unimaginable will become possible. It is basically the extension of the good work of WikiProjekt Georeferenzierung towards images or other media. It will be a lot of work, and I don't know if others would be interested. But it is worth a try.

It should be added to the image description pages on top of Template:Information. Else, the data would appear at the bottom beneath the licence information and could not possibly be found. It is too specialised to be included in the Template:Information itself. So, many times it would simply be left open without data, to the detriment of the appearance of the Template.

Longbow4u 14:14, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Example for use[edit]

See: Image:Hildesheim-Hoher.Weg.Huckup.01.JPG

Syntax {{Location|Degree|Minute|Second|Latitude|Degree|Minute|Second|Longitude|Information attributes}}
Example {{Location|52|09|03.70|N|9|57|02.79|E|type:landmark_region:DE-NI_scale:5000}}


The example is for a landmark in the region Germany (DE), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen NI). By scale you request the mapping program to render the map in a scale of 1/5000.) Information attributes on landmark and region should always be added. Scale is an optional parameter and is not necessarily required. To find adequate parameters for other regions of the Earth, please look at the project pages in the English Wikipedia (w:en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates or in the German Wikipedia (w:de:Wikipedia:WikiProjekt Georeferenzierung).

Estimated location-tag?[edit]

Hello, I like this template. I tried to add pictures not made by me with this template. I think I did good, but I would like to have the opportunity to mark the coordinates as estimated and possibly wrong, so others get noticed about this fact. Would that be possible? --Pustekuchen2014 (talk) 21:55, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

We do not have Estimated location template. I guess people were adding verbal location descriptions in such a case or using {{Object location}} to identify objects in the image. --Jarekt (talk) 03:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes. For my own photos I am usually confident to about one tenth arcsecond or my own length, but for pictures a hundred years old I usually show a one-second or even ten-second precision (end the number of seconds in a zero) and sometimes words to explain my uncertainty. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:03, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
We could add a precision parameter which would affect how the number is displayed. However in the past I remember a lot of opposition to non-precise coordinates, especially for showing the location on the maps, but we could tag them somehow different so they are not displayed on a map. --Jarekt (talk) 01:31, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
we could use the source: parameter for that, like source:estimate --Dschwen (talk) 04:39, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Dschwen, if you handle the map part to accept (and ignore) source:estimate I can volunteer to alter the display part. I would propose to add parameter "precision" (any better names) measuring location uncertainty in meters. Than we would need to pick a threshold (somewhere between 10 and 100m ?) which would result in source:estimate and location not showing up on maps, (or showing as a circle with precision radius?). --Jarekt (talk) 02:42, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
The idea has potential, but different purposes and locations have greater and lesser needs for precision. For example, an urban area like Alexandria has a far greater density of distinctive features and photos than a wilderness area like southeastern Libya, and maps of a wilderness less often need so much precision. Better I think, to express grades of precision rather than yes / no. The scale might be 1, 10, 100, 1000 or 10000m; or as logarithms thereof; viz E1, E2, E3, E4. One could also make a list of words, arm length, truck length and perhaps someone can think of appropriate words beyond that. A picture of a distant mountain can benefit from a camera location on a map of the plain, even if it would take me hours to walk around the area of uncertainty, whilst such a rough location of a photo of a subway station would serve few maps. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:21, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
I added "prec" parameter to the template. User:Dschwen is it OK to start to use source:estimate, and what threshold to use it?--Jarekt (talk) 02:46, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Jarekt and Dschwen, I think the prec parameter is very interesting and potentiallty very valuable - could be used to display a "circle of uncertainty" of a camera location on a map for instance. May I ask for the documentation of this parameter to be fleshed out a bit more in the documentation? Especially how to specify a unit. E.g., how to you specify a precision of 40 m? Is it "|prec=40}}", "|prec=40m}}", or "|prec=40 m}}"? Is "|prec=1.2 km}}" also possible or "|prec=40 ft}}" for those not familiar with estimating precision in metric units?? --Slaunger (talk) 20:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Moved object, how to proceed?[edit]

Hi, I want to add a location to an archaeological monument, it is registered at some place


This is a picture of an archaeological site or a monument in Sweden, number 10094600870001 in the RAÄ Fornsök database.

, however it was moved later to a museum at another place

Object location 57° 38′ 22.93″ N, 18° 17′ 32.84″ E View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth info

. How should I do? Macuser (talk) 17:35, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Dead blue ball[edit]

Earlier this year, clicking on the blue ball brought up a small map. This week, a blank square. Did something break? Jim.henderson (talk) 14:08, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

A lot of links were changed yesterday from toolserver to toollabs. I might have missed something (I forgot about the "blue ball" and did not test it) or something not working right on toollabs. I will look into it. --Jarekt (talk) 14:18, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I copied old version of the Module:Coordinates code to Module:Coordinates/sandbox and the calls using old version (here) also show "blank square". So I guess it is time to ping @Dschwen:: Daniel, can you look into it? --Jarekt (talk) 14:26, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Ugh, the blue ball map should work. Something/someone f&^$ed up the config files for apache2 on labs. Fixed now. --Dschwen (talk) 17:10, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks --Jarekt (talk) 17:13, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Splendid. I didn't report also in en, where I use it less, that it wasn't working there, guessing that it was probably the same thing. I clicked on a ball there, five minutes ago, and it was alive so I looked here, Thank you. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Quotation marks problem[edit]

It looks like this template doesn't handle files with names containing quotation marks, see File:Spinnekop molen "De Wicher" in de Weerribben 1.jpg. Can someone look into that? LittleWink (talk) 17:04, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

I will. Thanks for reporting this issue. --Jarekt (talk) 18:00, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed Thanks again --Jarekt (talk) 19:30, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the fix! LittleWink (talk) 17:01, 9 July 2014 (UTC)