Wikidata:Picture of the week

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The Picture of the week (POTW) is dedicated to creating and displaying a weekly picture displaying the data that Wikidata contains. It is an effort to bring the Main Page to life while diving into and revealing data that may be hard to visualise without an aid.

Current Proposals[edit]

Wikidata Map Interface[edit]

  1. Overall view of the globe showing location data http://grab.by/oHCu
  2. Map of borders http://grab.by/oHCC

Initial Discussion[edit]

General idea[edit]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support using many images from that map showing different details. --Tobias1984 (talk) 21:07, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Heh. The map of borders seems a little confused by how France can border Brazil and Suriname. :P — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 02:40, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
    • Heh!, Well all we have to do if we think there is a probelm is use the map to find the entity causing the issue. Change the entity and the map would update about a week later! ·addshore· talk to me! 07:44, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
      • I don't think it's an issue on our end. Rather, I think it's that the map doesn't consider the possibility of a country occupying two separate landmasses, with a substantial body of water in between, as France does. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 04:21, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
        • Just to let anyone watching this page know I am going to try and throw some time into creating a list of potential images that we can use this weekend and I will post them at the beginning of next week! it would be great if others could throw some nice pictures out there also! ·addshore· talk to me! 14:20, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
  • The proposed pictures below are OK (except that I really hope that the first ones do not show all items with coordinates as claimed, but only the items with coordinates on earth), but I think we also need something else than maps based on the coordinates of items before we are ready to start having a picture of the week. Wikidata is also so much than that. Byrial (talk) 16:07, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Translation[edit]

As Tobias1984 has pointed out below (by translating) the descriptions of each image will need translating! We should probably start to think of a way to queue up images and carry out the writing of descriptions prior to the pictures going on the main page and probably prior to having the first one on the main page too! ·addshore· talk to me! 11:52, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Proposed Images (world map)[edit]

Discussion
  • The proposed images look great. To avoid too many questions I think that descriptions should be longer and work like a map key, explaining every symbol and structure seen on the map. --Tobias1984 (talk) 19:12, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • A very good suggestion! We should probably draft some longer descriptions :) ·addshore· talk to me! 09:10, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 10 (Wikidata Rainbow Map).jpg
Wikidata POTW Candidate 10 (Wikidata Rainbow Map).jpg
This shows all items on wikidata with geocoords with a rainbow overlay (similar to nyancat..) ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 11 (Plain Map).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 11 (Plain Map).JPG
This is a simple plain map of all items with geocoords ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 08 (HongKong Rail Map).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 08 (HongKong Rail Map).JPG
This shows the details of the rail network that can be seen using adjacent stations in Hongkong ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 07 (Boundaries of Brazil).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 07 (Boundaries of Brazil).JPG
Shows the boundaries of Brazil ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 09 (Capitals of Africa).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 09 (Capitals of Africa).JPG
Shows the capitals of various parts of Africa. ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 05 (Twin cities of Europe).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 05 (Twin cities of Europe).JPG
Shows twin cities throughout Europe ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • (de) Die grünen Linien erstrecken sich zwischen zwei Partnerstädten, die jeweils an den beiden Enden der Linien liegen. Madrid (im Südwesten der Karte) ist ein Beispiel für eine Stadt mit sehr vielen Partnerstädten, von denen viele in Südamerika liegen. Die Dichte der Linien liegt einerseits an der Bevölkerungsdichte, der momentanen Datenlage von Wikidata und der kulturellen Affinität zu Gemeindepartnerschaften. Die rötlichen Punkte, die die Umrisse von Europa nachzeichnen entsprechen je einem Objekt, dass über Geokoordinaten verfügt. --Tobias1984 (talk) 09:54, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 04 (Things that are in the UK).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 04 (Things that are in the UK).JPG
Shows the outline of the UK using items that have geocoords that are 'in' the uk. ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 06 (Subdivisions of Poland).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 06 (Subdivisions of Poland).JPG
Shows the detail of subdivisions for Poland. ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 03 (Atlantic watercourse mouths).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 03 (Atlantic watercourse mouths).JPG
Shows the locations of watercourses that flow into the Atlantic ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 02 (Montreal adjacent stations).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 02 (Montreal adjacent stations).JPG
Shows a small station map taken from Montreal using geo coord data. ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata POTW Candidate 01 (Geocoord map).JPG
Wikidata POTW Candidate 01 (Geocoord map).JPG
The standard geocoord map with various overlay lines. ·addshore· talk to me! 15:02, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Johann Sebastian Bach Geneawiki Map.JPG
Johann Sebastian Bach Geneawiki Map.JPG
Family map of Johann Sebastian Bach ·addshore· talk to me! 10:14, 27 August 2013 (UTC)