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Installers are available: Installers are available:
*V1.2e: ftp://ftp.kvaleberg.com/pub/Worldwind_1.2e_Wikipedia_0.1.exe *V1.2e: ftp://ftp.kvaleberg.com/pub/Worldwind_1.2e_Wikipedia_0.1.exe
-*V1.3: ftp://ftp.kvaleberg.com/pub/Worldwind_1.3_Wikipedia_0.2.exe+*V1.3: ftp://ftp.kvaleberg.com/Worldwind_1.3_Wikipedia_0.2.exe
For a guide on how to add coordinates to other Wikipedia articles, see the For a guide on how to add coordinates to other Wikipedia articles, see the

Revision as of 10:48, 20 March 2005

The Wikipedia layer consists of hotspots with click-through links to relevant Wikipedia articles.

The current version is a snapshot from March 4, 2005, with 572 points.

Demo images:

Links to geographical coordinates is a new thing in Wikipedia, so the availability of points is as of yet pretty sparse in most areas.

Installers are available:

For a guide on how to add coordinates to other Wikipedia articles, see the style guide for geographical coordinates.

See also WikiProject Geographical coordinates.

Feedback to: egil at kvaleberg.no

Developments

This is really a proof-of-concept at the time being.

Some things to consider:

  • The hotspots really need to be categorized. Especially true the more points there are.
  • The map scale from Wikipedia probably should probably be reflected in visbility-from-altitude.
  • The number of points from Wikipedia will soon reach several thousands. Perhaps the XML format is not suitable?
  • Various things in the XML has just been inherited from other layes, and probably needs to be looked at.
  • Is it possible to have a text appear in addition to the icon for the hotspot?
  • I'm sure there are efficiency issues.
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