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Permanent update of Wikivoyage nearby-articles data files necessary

  • Problem: In order to show nearby articles on maps used at Wikivoyage JavaScript data files at tools.wmflabs.org like https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikivoyage/w/data/en-articles.js are needed by the Karthographer.js. This text file should be updated monthly or better daily.
  • Who would benefit: All Wikivoyage branches.
  • Proposed solution: The list of all articles with the coordinate and a representative image can be retrieved from the wiki's database. A cron job to update these text files should be started maybe daily. This solution does not need much computing time. A smarter way is to get this information at the process of setting-up a map and the change of zoom level in nearby mode both from the wiki's database and Wikidata.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T203313
  • Proposer: RolandUnger (talk) 17:49, 10 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]