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February 2017[edit]



We are compiling the lists of cultural heritage monuments for Russia, using various databases, federal and local ones. In January 2017, the number of monuments we have in the Wikivoyage surpassed the number of monuments in the largest (known) database, making the Wikivoyage the largest database of Russian cultural heritage.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:23, 7 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Wonderful! Have you thought about linking each to a Wikidata item? Cultural heritage monuments are notable enough for a Wikidata item I think, so you could create the ones that do not exist yet. Keep up the great work! Syced (talk) 06:47, 17 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. Yes, we are discussing uploading this to Wikidata.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:04, 17 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

March 2017[edit]


  • Wikidata Listings: https://de.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Nanxun#Unterkunft is a featured article where a lot of information relies on Wikidata. In particular, hotels were also defined from Wikidata but the items got deleted, after discussion with Wikidata administrators this kind of deletion was accidental and should not happen anymore.
  • Wikivoyage association is now a Wikimedia User Group.

April 2017[edit]


  • 1.000.000 edits reached in the morning of April 26.

June 2017[edit]


  • After reprogramming the vCard/Listing template the listing editor was adapted for the needs of the German Wikivoyage.
  • A Wikivoyage editor workshop took place in Hungarian town of Pilisvörösvár organized by Denis Barthel. Ten pupils of the Friedrich Schiller Gymnasium wrote about their home town and made a lot of photographs which were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.


  • The last months there were not a lot of activity, and several former active users became inactive now. (We hope they would get back again!). 25 pages in article space were created.
  • We made some progresses in the draft of the Manual of Style. --Zerabat (discusión) 01:32, 6 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

July 2017[edit]


  • Almost all lint errors were removed. Now there are only a few false positives which could not be removed because of a software bug.
  • The download of GPX data was reprogrammed using Javascript. It is working both in desktop and mobile mode.


August 2017[edit]


  • User DerFussi took part at the Wikimania 2017 in Montreal. In the Community Village he presented Wikivoyage as an exhibitor with a poster entitled "Wikivoyage - features and needs". The poster and the lightning talks are presented on Wikimedia Commons. The presentation of features developed by Wikivoyage users was received with great interest.
  • The listing template was extended with a popup window showing the main information of a location in different languages. In particular to be used on smartphones, Wikivoyage readers can ask taxi drivers and pedestrians to take them to the location.
  • The listing template and the editor were improved.

September 2017[edit]


  • Marker tooltip script was added to show coordinates and links to map tools.

October 2017[edit]


December 2017[edit]


  • We introduced the MapTools.js script showing additional maps including a map which is connected with the Geo indicator.
  • We proposed Kartographer improvements at the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey. Part of the wish list was the introduction of zoom level 19 and the display of location names in the wiki language. The proposal became number 1 of all proposals. We thank all supporters.