Collaboration with wikipedia – openstreetmap wiki

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OpenSeaMap links worldwide 1.7 Millions Wikipedia articles directly in the map. Concerning to the browser options, articles will be displayed automatic in the corresponding language and writing system. Actually there are 285 languages. Optionally the articles can also be displayed as photo gallery (ichoose in the menue "Display" the display as "Thumbnails"). By mouse over you will get a popup with the title of the article and a informative picture. By click you jump directly to the corresponding Wikipedia-article.

The "coord" template that allows displaying links showing coordinates at the top of the article page. One of this link will bring you to a generic page allowing you to search the location on various mapping services (including OpenStreetmap), and another link showing a slippy map (OpenStreetmap data rendered on Wikimedia tile servers, along with additional Wikimedia-specific layers pointing to geolocated articles and medias) within a closable panel appearing directly on top of the article itself. Other templates may be inserted to show other coordinates for other more specific locations discussed in the body of the article, that will link to the generic page for choosing your online mapping service.

Logged on users on Wikipedia may also configure their account to avoid the generic selection page and display directly the map on the mapping service of their choice (there are plugins available for this that users may activate in their own Wikipedia account preferences), or create their own personal extension (using javascript stored in their own personal subpages, and named according to their selected skin (such as "Special:Userpage/Vector.js" or "Special:Userpage/Monobook.js").

Auto importing of images from Wikimedia Commons is enabled on this wiki. With the usual [[File:Example.jpg|thumb|example description text]] you can use any image from the Wikimedia’s "Commons" repository, then it gets used within the wiki – complete with remote image description details. You can use pictures from Wikipedia if the license is Public Domain or CC-BY as well as CC-BY-SA. Simply reference the name of an image if it is in commons. Other images can be uploaded explicitly, but you must copy the license text and the original author’s name onto our wiki image description page. A link to the original picture is also required.

Note: The license of the OSM-Wiki is CC-BY-SA, and we have more strict community acceptance criteria regarding map images. You are NOT allowed to use pictures with GNU-License like GFDL or GPL. In this case you can contact the author and ask if he wants to make his picture available in CC-BY-SA for OSM. You should probably not use any map image from Wikimedia, even where they are pronounced CC-BY-SA on Wikipedia, because the OSM community applies more strict criteria regarding derivative works.

As well, images found in Wikipedia but not in Wikimedia Commons may be ineligible for Wikimedia Commons due to their licence: Wikimedia Commons is more restrictive than Wikipedia in frequent cases, notably because English Wikipedia allows "fair use" of trademarks according to the US law (and permitted only to illustrate the directly related articles in English Wikipedia for simple citation purpose), but this is not permitted in Wikimedia Commons. These Wikipedia images are not accessible directly from this OSM wiki (and should not be reimported on this OSM wiki or in Wikimedia Commons, without first checking their actual licence or getting a permission from the legitimate rights owner to republish it under CC-BY-SA on Wikimedia Commons or on this OSM wiki).

We are much stricter on copyright than the Wikimedia Foundation because sui generis database right is recognized in United Kingdom (unlike USA), OpenStreetMap should be useable all over the world, and OpenStreetMap has no project to explore the grey areas of copyright. For this reason, it is an established principle in OpenStreetMap that we don’t import geodata from Wikipedia.

The rule is that the value of a wikipedia=* tag must not be a full URL (starting by http:// or https://), it must not contain the domain name or any leading path starting by / (such as /wiki/ or /w/index.php), and it must not be URL-encoded (it should not contain any _ underscore, or UTF-8 encoded bytes represented by % nn hexadecimal values).

It must be prefixed by a language code (the supported codes are those used on Wikipedia for its interwiki links, and in a few remaining cases this code does not match a standard BCP47 language code used as suffixes for tags like name:*=* : not all possible language supported in BCP47 are supported for Wikipedia linguistic edition codes, because there’s currently no defined Wikipedia edition for that language). Many (but not all) of these Wikipedia language codes are 2 or 3 lowercase ASCII letters. The language code must be followed by a colon ( 🙂 and then by the actual name of the article, without substitution of spaces as underscores (don’t copy the final part of the URL, use the effective name of the article page, normally shown at the top of the rendered page (sometimes, for technical reasons, the effective article name is different from the title displayed because the article name cannot contain a few reserved characters, and the title displayed has been replaced by a special template to change the displayed title ; these cases are extremely exceptional on Wikipedia and are usually signaled by a small notice below the displayed title).

If the article is on the English edition of Wikipedia, use the "en:" language prefix explicitly before the article name (often the article may be found on English Wikipedia with the supplied name, but there’s no warranty that it will match the actual location, as the language code may have been forgotten and could bring to a desambiguation page at best, or to an article speaking about a location elsewhere in the world with the same name).

The value may also supply an optional anchor pointing to a location within the article page, by appending an hash character ( #) followed by the effective title of a section heading (here also there must be no underscores ( _), use regular spaces instead, and the heading must not be anchor-encoded). Alternatively, you may also specify an anchor matching the value of an HTML id attribute (in that case use the identifier as it is encoded within the article rendered in HTML): this may be useful if there are several identical subheadings in a long Wikipedia article (in the Wikipedia article, make sure this supplied id is readable, unique within the rendered page, and that it does not contain any space or underscore ; these additional anchor identifiers should preferably only contain letters, digits, and punctuations).