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Why some images are banned from being shown on commons on osm and in Google Earth ?[edit]

For example images from:
category:Jezioro Powsinkowskie on this map:
category:Jezioro Zgorzała on this map:

The same is in Google Earth.

And second issue, maybe related. On the map centered like this:
Wikimedia markers on the river on the left are visible. But after moving them to the center:
they disappear. This is strange, because they should be better visible when centered.

Thank you. Darekk2 (talk) 08:58, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

@Darekk2: As declared, the maps linked from "location" templates links "camera location" only, "object location" are not displaed. I.e. category pages are generally not displayed.
As I can see, the main reason why the icons disappear with shift of the map is that the number of the icons is limited and the icons which appears on the left are preferred (maybe they have a better position in the database index). Unfortunately, the limit number of displayed icons is very low which obstruct a proper functioning of the maps. Maybe, a developer of the tool could say more to it? --ŠJů (talk) 20:36, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
All those images contain both templates - Object location and camera location. For example File:Jezioro Powsinkowskie 3.jpg. Why this image is not visible on the map of this lake, even on very large zoom:
And there are other images of that lake, not shown on the map ! Moreover they are the only images of Jezioro Powsinkowskie [Powsinek Lake) and Jezioro Zgorzała (Zgorzała Lake). So they are apparently somehow banned, maybe someone manually changed something in sort of database what is causing this ban. And that second issue looks still strange to me, maybe this is error. Darekk2 (talk) 20:53, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
@Darekk2: As regards photos I uploaded, recently i noticed a substantial delay in indexing for maps. The last my photo displayed in the maps was uploaded ca. 2016-09-12 03:55. All images uploaded since 2016-09-12 04:00 are not displayed yet. The images from the last two week are not banned, but the indexing of all new photos seems to fail. But such a delay is quite usual here, regrettably. --ŠJů (talk) 01:05, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
I reported the problem as a bug to Phabricator. However, I have not good experiences with it. --ŠJů (talk) 01:28, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
@ŠJů:I reported the problem as a bug
So lets wait. May maybe there are other ideas regarding this issue. Darekk2 (talk) 09:52, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
@ŠJů: @Darekk2: Same here. I noticed the problem on 16 September 2016 when I uploaded an image. Even though I entered the "Camera location" information, it hasn't been properly updated in OSM since then. It worked well before that. Now I have three images that are not updated in OSM. My-wiki-photos (talk) 02:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
@My-wiki-photos, Darekk2: I have a sense that I spotted somewhere something about critically exhausted memory capacity somewhere, but I cennot it find now... --ŠJů (talk) 11:43, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
@ŠJů: It might be. My first thought was that they had been doing some changes/upgrades, and this was a negative side effect of that. Now that you said it, there may be a resource issue. My-wiki-photos (talk) 17:14, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
I try to bring this item to Village Pump also. Phabricator seems to be a bit slow, dead and inefficient generally. --ŠJů (talk) 17:24, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Next set of banned images: category:Biały Ług (obszar bagienny w Warszawie)
Darekk2 (talk) 11:47, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Two previous sets of images have appeared on the map (in Google Earth only second one), third one (the link above) is still invisible. Such images are sometimes very useful if they are not put into category associated with location, sometimes in addition don't have appropriate description like name of location. But they they can be find on the map. Unfortunately, most of images don't have coordinates. Darekk2 (talk) 18:56, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

@ŠJů, Darekk2: Just as a follow-up, I can see that my images are now correctly updated in OpenStreetMap (OSM). My-wiki-photos (talk) 17:43, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed also that all images from the last weeks are displayd and new images are displayed immediately. --ŠJů (talk) 17:46, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Powsinek Lake is still blocked in Wikimedia on Google Earth. Darekk2 (talk) 17:51, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Images from this directory:
category:Kanał Sobieskiego
are banned on Wikimedia Commons in Google Earth probably manually by someone from very long time. They are not visible even at largest zoom. Darekk2 (talk) 14:19, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Correcting bad coordinates[edit]

New Category:Pages with local coordinates and mismatching wikidata coordinates lists pages that have coordinates and Wikidata with coordinates and the 2 do not match. I tried several of such pages and in each case one of the 2 sets of coordinates was wrong. Sometimes it was wrong hemisphere, sometimes just wrong location either here or on Wikidata (usually imported from somewhere else). We could use some more people correcting those. Please purge each page before diving into reconciling them. --Jarekt (talk) 14:11, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Geolocation of all the images within a category[edit]

I remember in the past a tool that can show geolacation of all the images within a category. Is that still around? --Jarekt (talk) 18:21, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

I use this. Jim.henderson (talk) 12:40, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
Ah, thank you. I thought it was a gadget that adds a link, but it was a template instead that I have to add to a category before I can use it. --Jarekt (talk) 14:19, 2 November 2016 (UTC)
I add it when diffusing an overburdened geographical category. Sometimes I use the single level version; sometimes the two level. I don't remove the template when I'm finished, as it may be useful to others. It would be more pleasant with an ability to click for one or two levels, but still it's very handy. Jim.henderson (talk) 17:12, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
I need it sometimes when fixing pages in Category:Pages with local coordinates and mismatching wikidata coordinates, as sometimes I do not know if our or wikidata location is correct. Than geolocated images might be handy. --Jarekt (talk) 17:20, 3 November 2016 (UTC)