User talk:El Grafo

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FEVE maps[edit]

Thanks for your response to my queries. I reached Santander from Ferrol (522,5 km) on My Google maps (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEoWHo7PGBKA.kfsyCcK5oYo4). I wil continue drawing the lines on to Bilbao en then to Leon. (see File:FEVE map trial version.png (First try in 2008)) This will take a while due to the intensive curvature of the metergauge railways (I want to be very precise). I made a new Category:FEVE rail maps. I put a query to the Spanish community ([1]) but they dont seem to be very responsive. It can happen that there is nobody interested in local railway history (there is a very complicated railway history of local lines) and be prepared to draw maps.

I will concentrate on tracing the lines and later on then try again to convert the drawn lines to SVG. I seem to get stuck with Grass and Qgis. I can deinstall the software and try again or persevere the hard way. Idealy the projection should be conical for the long East-West map (around 43 degree North latitude). The closest I could find was EPSG::2062 (Madrid). The background map I want to keep as a separate layer so I can keep the option open to make an SVG map with only the FEVE railway lines to be filled in by other map makers. A lot of other elements have to be added in such as stations, tunnels bridges, connecting main railway lines etc, but this can be done in Inkscape.

In the meantime I want to check something. Can you export a KML file from my My Google Map? As I am logged in My Google Maps and its in my laptop memory I am not sure if other people have the same (export) options I see on my screen.Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:19, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Smiley.toerist: I fear I can't help you with your installation issues at the moment, since I don't have a Windows machine at hand to try it myself …
I don't see any possibility to download/export anything from here. --El Grafo (talk) 12:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
This means I have to place the KLM files on some file server or mail the files personaly as attachments.Smiley.toerist (talk) 15:32, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
I put these on my own website (I forgot I stil have one) Adres is: My website The most complete one is FEVE Lines. Smiley.toerist (talk) 13:15, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I have now reached the endstation in Bilbao, 641 km from Ferrol. I will shortly add the Basque sidelines.Smiley.toerist (talk) 13:37, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping me updated. In the mean time, I had to install Qgis on a windows computer myself. At first it indeed seemed that there was only grass installed, but that was shortly before the installation was completely finished. After that, "Qgis Desktop" and some other stuff was added to the qgis folder in the start menu. So it seems to me like for yome reason your installation didn't finish properly – might be worth it trying again. Cheers, --El Grafo (talk) 14:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Scallop diagram vote?[edit]

Hi, I noticed your comment on my nomination of my scallop diagram for featured picture (Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Scallop Diagram2.svg). Please see my follow-up comment regarding image's new status as having passed validation, and consider changing your vote to a "Support"— today is the image's last day for consideration, and if you and one other voter switch your votes, the image will pass. Otherwise it seems likely to fail. I worked very hard on it, and I have gone back and addressed your concerns— I hope you will think about changing your vote before the clock runs out. Thank you! _KDS4444 (talk) 10:41, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Thanks for reminding me! --El Grafo (talk) 12:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-06[edit]

16:31, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Siegerlandflughafen[edit]

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If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.

In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!


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Tech News: 2015-07[edit]

16:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-08[edit]

17:57, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

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Structured Data on Commons update[edit]

Greetings,

After a delay in updates to the Structured data on Commons project, I wanted to catch you up with what has been going on over the past three months. In short: The project is on hold, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening.

The meeting in Berlin in October provided the engineering teams with a lot to start on. Unfortunately the Structured Data on Commons project was put on hold not too long after this meeting. Development of the actual Structured data system for Commons will not begin until more resources can be allocated to it.

The Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Germany have been working to improve the Wikidata query process on the back-end. This is designed to be a production-grade replacement of WikidataQuery integrated with search. The full project is described at Mediawiki.org.This will benefit the structured data project greatly since developing a high-level search for Commons is a desired goal of this project.

The Wikidata development team is working on the arbitrary access feature. Currently it's only possible to access items that are connected to the current page. So for example on Vincent van Gogh you can access the statements on Q5582, but you can't access these statements on Category:Vincent van Gogh or Creator:Vincent van Gogh. With arbitrary access enabled on Commons we no longer have this limitation. This opens up the possibility to use Wikidata data on Creator, Institution, Authority control and other templates instead of duplicating the data (what we do now). This will greatly enhance the usefulness of Wikidata for Commons.

To use the full potential of arbitrary access the Commons community needs to reimplement several templates in LUA. In LUA it's possible to use the local fields and fallback to Wikidata if it's not locally available. Help with this conversion is greatly appreciated. The different tasks are tracked in phabricator, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T89594 .

Volunteers are continuing to add data about artworks to Wikidata. Sometimes an institution website is used and sometimes data is being transfered from Commons to Wikidata. Wikidata now has almost 35.000 items about paintings. This is done as part of the WikiProject sum of all paintings. This helps us to learn how to d:Wikidata:WikiProject Visual arts/Item structuremodel and refine metadata about artworks. Experience that will of course be very useful for Commons too.

Additionally, the metadata cleanup drive continues to produce results. The drive, which is intended to identify files missing {{information}} or the like structured data fields and to add such fields when absent, has reduced the number of files missing information by almost 100,000 on Commons. You can help by looking for files with similarly-formatted description pages, and listing them at Commons:Bots/Work requests so that a bot can add the {{information}} template on them.

At the Amsterdam Hackathon in November 2014, a couple of different models were developed about how artwork can be viewed on the web using structured data from Wikidata. You can browse two examples here and here. These examples can give you an idea of the kind of data that file pages have the potential to display on-wiki in the future.

The Structured Data project is a long-term one, and the volunteers and staff will continue working together to provide the structure and support in the back-end toward front-end development. There are still many things to do to help advance the project, and I hope to have more news for you in the near future. Contact me any time with questions, comments, concerns.

-- User:Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:46, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-09[edit]

16:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Watson deletes last week[edit]

Danke & FYI : I took a look at your Botanical photos which by the way are fantastic. I can only assume you shoot digital? All of mine User:WayneRay/Windfield Horticultural Photographic Collection were done using real (LOL) film photography. And are not quite so good although I find about a dozen of them in use on the web when I did a search for User:WayneRay which I had never thought of searching under! You should try it and see what comes up under your User: name.WayneRay (talk) 22:48, 25 February 2015 (UTC)