Saturday, March 15, 2014

#Wikidata - #Cambridge revisited II

When you are interested in #maps, projecting the results of a Wikidata query on a map will become increasingly exciting. It seems obvious but only those items that have a geo-coordinate will find their place on a map. When I blogged about Cambridge revisited, the message was very much that we can find all items within a certain radius and, that we can process them with AutoList and WD-Fist.

Magnus is now providing us with something new. The results of a WDQ query are projected on a map. When you run a query, it could result in every item with geo-coordinates in a municipality, a county. It could be all the castles of the United Kingdom.. Just give your imagination some room.

As always, this is the first iteration of functionality. It makes use of components that we have been using for a long time. What will be interesting for us is to learn if the map functionality is able to cope. We learn by trying things out and at that, this is the perfect environment for you.
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