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Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Maps/Maps should have option to show users current location

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 ◄ Back to Maps  The survey has concluded. Here are the results!


  • Problem: In Wikivoyage, when using the mapframe embedded style map you cannot see your current location. Have to go to desktop version and use the map option created by geo shown as icon top right. Far too many clicks to be used.
  • Who would benefit: Any reader on mobile wanting to see what Points of Interest are nearby.
  • Proposed solution:
  • More comments: This is a functionality any mobile user would expect. Other apps do this. Stops Wikivoyage becoming popular with mobile users, which is the largest group of internet accesses.
  • Phabricator tickets: T208713
  • Proposer: Traveler100 (talk) 08:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

  • I have created a phabricator ticket for this request. I myself also have often have had this idea, and I don't think a ticket already existed. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 10:33, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • WikiShootMe can do this; perhaps its code can be reused? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:15, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

VotingEdit

  •   Support EneaSuper (talk) 13:50, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support but only if privacy is respected. Rschen7754 02:38, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:26, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support This is one of the most helpful changes we could make for mobile users on Wikivoyage. Mx. Granger (talk) 08:42, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ZellmerLP (talk) 10:10, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 10:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support MartinJacobson (talk) 11:16, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support RolandUnger (talk) 11:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:14, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support DerFussi 14:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Naseweis520 (talk) 15:24, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Micru (talk) 16:08, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Cabayi (talk) 17:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yuriy kosygin (talk) 18:34, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support However, are we allowed to do this with all the privacy kind of stuff? Wouldn't the website/app need to ask for permission to access your location? But yes, this would be helpful. Information about a place is useless if you're lost. SelfieCity (talk) 19:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ARR8 (talk) 19:16, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Andree.sk (talk) 19:50, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:23, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support With the privacy caveat. NMaia (talk) 10:31, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Richard Nevell (talk) 10:51, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jon Harald Søby (talk) 13:02, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportTheDJ (talkcontribs) 13:50, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support If done in a privacy respecting way, this is a great feature. Mbrickn (talk) 15:06, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I think that could be interesting on wikipedias too Mr. Fulano! Talk 21:17, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:18, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:39, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 01:27, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Zorzo Mirco (talk) 09:30, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support MarcoMinghini (talk) 14:31, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Spacearcangel (talk) 18:52, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Would be useful on Wikivoyage. In addition I could see it being adapted to show the location of nearby WP articles or commons photos. e.g I am standing in front of an interesting building, is it worth taking a few minutes to get good photos for commons or are there already 20 images? AlasdairW (talk) 00:07, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Eluinie (talk) 08:58, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ederporto (talk) 16:06, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Sorcrosc (talk) 20:55, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:09, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Balajijagadesh (talk) 09:51, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Very useful for some Wikivoyager readers (and maybe also editors). Gce (talk) 15:49, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Zaunkönig (talk) 11:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Tantusar (talk) 00:48, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ckoerner (talk) 15:57, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Filipović Zoran (talk) 19:47, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Izno (talk) 01:11, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 17:19, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 06:12, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hiàn (talk) 04:22, 30 November 2018 (UTC)