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WikiLocation feature and alternative
« on: August 17, 2017, 21:16:37 »
Hi Menion, just wondered if you took the WikiLocation databases from Ben back in 2014 ? Or would you consider using the new and supported and official Wikipedia API that Ben mentions in his services termination post of 2014 ?   TXs and cheers from France Michael

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Re: WikiLocation feature and alternative
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 09:48:50 »
Hi Michael,
menion asked me to help him with this topic. Honestly I don't know if there was any previous discussion about Wikilocation. However would please give me more info about whole idea?
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Re: WikiLocation feature and alternative
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 09:57:42 »
Currently Locus does use WikiLocation in the resp. search function. Now: based on the author's statement (Ben Dodsdon) WikiLocation is no longer active. Hence the question if Locus uses old data from 2014 or what else ...
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Re: WikiLocation feature and alternative
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 11:34:43 »
Ah I though you talk about some "wikipedia" offline usage.

Locus for quite a long time use API from Geonames: http://www.geonames.org/maps/wikipedia.html
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Re: WikiLocation feature and alternative
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 14:35:24 »
Ah I though you talk about some "wikipedia" offline usage.

Locus for quite a long time use API from Geonames: http://www.geonames.org/maps/wikipedia.html
I see. But when you use Wikipedia search in Locus then at the bottom you quote Ben's copyright. But you miss to show Geonames copyright, correct ?

The offline thing is still of interest for me (and others who travel outside 'always on' areas), but you are right, this is a different topic :-)

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Re: WikiLocation feature and alternative
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 13:03:27 »
Ah damn you are right, I've changed service and forget to change attribution!
Thanks and sorry mainly to "geonames". Fixed.

And offline wiki will be probably one of nearest step for Petr over winter ... I'm also looking forward to it ;).
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