Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Mobile and apps/Make it possible to add coordinates through the app

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  • Problem: Many articles still don't have coordinates. They are also difficult to add in their templates or in Wikidata, due to long numbers. Meanwhile, most editors carry around a GPS with decent quality.
  • Who would benefit: In the end, readers, but target group is editors.
  • Proposed solution: Make it possible to add or correct coordinates to an article through the app. If there are no coordinates on Wikidata, it should also add them there. Preferably, the app should display on a map what coordinates are going to be added, and that should be possible to fine-tune to make up for bad receptions or places where it is difficult to actually stand on the subject.
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  • Proposer: Ainali (talk) 11:57, 18 November 2017 (UTC)[]

DiscussionEdit

  • Foursquare/Swarm has a nice UI for this, when you add a new venue to their system. Does that look like what you would want for Wikimedia ? —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 14:19, 18 November 2017 (UTC)[]
    • Yes, that looks pretty good (but I don't think this should be a way to start new articles or items, just adding coordinates to existing ones). Ainali (talk) 15:36, 18 November 2017 (UTC)[]

VotingEdit

  •   Support β16 - (talk) 11:24, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:14, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Gripweed (talk) 21:38, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 22:06, 28 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 03:15, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 05:08, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support PKM (talk) 05:56, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 10:29, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ayack (talk) 13:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support DerFussi 17:20, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Javad|Talk (8 Azar 1396) 21:15, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Daylen (talk) 01:31, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support - yona B. (D) 08:25, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support excellent idea! Chandres 11:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:12, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Dromedar61 (talk) 21:18, 30 November 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Ckoerner (talk) 21:38, 1 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 13:13, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support WikiMasterGhibif (talk) 23:32, 2 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support for Wikidata. Wikipedia articles should query Wikidata for coordinates using local templates, which may vary between languages, so it seems impossible to create a universal method to add them to articles. We can just hope that some template (e.g. an infobox) already queries Wikidata and displays the coordinates once they’re available. Tacsipacsi (talk) 18:52, 3 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Gryllida 00:59, 4 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 13:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   Support Infovarius (talk) 13:26, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]
  •   SupportNickK (talk) 17:44, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[]