Browsing Georeferenced Maps on Wikimedia Commons28th November 2016
There is tons of georeferenced maps over at Wikimedia Commons and the Wikimaps Warper and earlier this year we added the ability to retrieve the georeferenced data from the Warper by the Commons page ID. This allows developers and others writing UserScripts and Gadgets to fetch Warper data directly from Commons.
So a while ago I wrote a gadget which would embed any georeferenced map directly on it’s Commons page. To install it import it by adding
importScript('User:Abbe98/warper-viewer.js'); to your
Then visit a georeferenced map, here is a few suggestions:
- Kart over verneverdige bygninger - Trondheims bybilde (1976)
- 1799 Clement Cruttwell Map of France in Departments
- Brockhaus 14 Karte Berlin und Umgebung
- Plan de Gand, 1678
It’s quite addictive browsing the maps.