Commons talk:Geocoding

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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)

"Commons on OSM" not updated[edit]

@Dschwen, Jarekt: The tool "Commons on OSM" linked from the {{location}} template have again not updated data. Last displayed photos are ca from 16 November 2016, the newer photos are not visible in the map. Such failures are not rare.

Is there any way how to make this tool more reliable? Could someone create an explanation page which should be linked from the template? The linked Commons:Geocoding page says nothing factual about these failures and delays. --ŠJů (talk) 03:42, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

ŠJů I do not know any facts about those tools. That are very mysterious to me as well. Years ago User:Dispenser was updating the coordinate database, but I do not know if he is still doing it. I do not know of any documentation of the process. --Jarekt (talk) 03:49, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
@Jarekt: Now, new images appear in the map immediately, the older images seem to get processed gradually. However, there is no information about the previous problems and about the operator of the tool here. --ŠJů (talk) 04:02, 4 January 2017 (UTC)