WikiCite 2016/Proposals/Citing and annotating maps and images

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Proposal[edit]

I would like to propose a discussion of how we can improve the handling of images and maps as sources.

Background[edit]

It is usually easy to find a citation with text-search or the page that is given in the citation. Images (for example a plate of 100 specimen drawings) and especially maps can be very large and finding for example the source for a village name on a map, could require complex image searches. I would like to discuss the idea and get the ball rolling on how this could be handled. For example annotating a map and saving the (x|y) coordinates and including that information in the citation. Clicking on the situation would ideally highlight the place on the image where the original information is displayed.

Aim[edit]

Ideally we can gather some ideas or publish a first concept.

Skills needed[edit]

  • Understanding of basic spatial data

Phabricator task[edit]

  • None yet.

Participants[edit]