Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Larger suggestions/Provide more maps or improve Wikimedia map with more POIs/Proposal

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  • Problem: For many tools and also in articles there is possible to use map. Unfortunatelly, default provided Wikimedia map is too much googlish - only streets, buildings, some water and forests. No POIs. Look at these maps:

On second and third map re visible some POIs, on the left I can only guess if there is some significant building (e.g church)

  • Proposed solution: 1) Change wikimedia maps tiles and render some POIs and highlight public buildings and monuments
    2) Give possibility to choose different map - there exists many OSM renderers which are free to use.
  • Who would benefit: Anybody who uses maps on Wikimedia projects
  • More comments: Some wikis uses some derivation of MediaWiki:OSM.js, which have possibility of switching maps. But Kartographer and tools uses only wikimedia map.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T280460
  • Proposer: JAn Dudík (talk) 09:11, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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