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I'm a contributor to a wiki on the MediaWiki platform. We have a large set of articles representing people/businesses. We are looking for a way to add latitude/longitude data to the articles, and then (hosted outside the wiki) have a Google Map embedded in a page showing all the article locations. I can see there is a format for adding the location metadata to articles:

{{Coord|44.112|N|87.913|W|display=title}}

Can anyone suggest a way to do this efficiently, or is the only route to write a service to screen-scrape the wiki and use the data by that route? I think MediaWiki has no way to show a map of article locations?

  • You need an extension that allows for data input (possibly by marking up the Coord template, or by harvesting geotags) and one that displays a map. Depending on your exact needs the first could e.g. be GeoData, SMW or Cargo; the second could be Maps or Kartographer (probably not so straightforward to integrate with non-Wikimedia wikis). – Tgr Sep 17 '17 at 22:59
  • You can consider storing location details in a Google Spreadsheet & hooking it directly to a custom Google Map - webchick.net/node/132 – mvark Nov 9 '17 at 5:18

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