Hey,

>Does either Maps or Semantic Maps provide a means by which to display a
map with a marker at a set of coordinates given in degrees, minutes, and
seconds?
 
No, they do not support that notation. It would not be that hard to implement, but no one has asked for it before, so I guess the demand is pretty low.
Is simply geocoding the actual addresses with the build in #geocode parser function [0] not an option? That way you can avoid having to work with coordinates all together.

[0] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maps#Geocoding

Cheers,
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From: Temlakos <temlakos@gmail.com>
To: jeroen De Dauw <jeroen_dedauw@yahoo.com>
Cc: semediawiki-devel@lists.sourceforge.net; mediawiki-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:18:19 AM
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] Maps and Semantic Maps released

Dear Jeroen:

Does either Maps or Semantic Maps provide a means by which to display a
map with a marker at a set of coordinates given in degrees, minutes, and
seconds? All your examples for simple display of a single point use
floating-point degree quantities. This would force me to hand-convert,
and that seems rather pointless to me.

What I would like to do is design a template for a settlement, or a
landmark (e.g., mountain, hill, valley), that will include a map of the
immediate region and automatically place a marker at the specified
coordinates in the article on that settlement or landmark.

A query formatted as a map with many points on it looks great. And it
would be wonderful for an article on a country, because I could place
markers for every city and/or landmark in that country. But when I write
an article for a city or a mountain, I annotate coordinates in degrees,
minutes, and seconds. Or must I get used to specifying them in floats?

Temlakos

jeroen De Dauw wrote:
> Hey,
>
> First of all, let me introduce myself.
> I'm Jeroen De Dauw, one of the GSoC students for Wikimedia foundation
> this year. During the last 2 months I've been working on 2 new mapping
> extensions for MediaWiki and Semantic MediaWiki
> <http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki> [0] with Yaron
> Koren <http://yaronkoren.com/> [1] as mentor. You can read more about
> this at my blog <http://blog.bn2vs.com/tag/semantic-maps/> [2].
>
> The first version of both extensions has just been released. These are
> the extensions:
>
> Maps
> Maps <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maps> [3] is an
> extension that provides the ability to display coordinate data, using
> multiple mapping services, including Google Maps [4], OpenLayers [5]
> and Yahoo Maps [6], and allows users to geocode addresses.
>
> Semantic Maps
> Semantic Maps <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_Maps>
> [7] is an extension that adds semantic capabilities to the Maps
> extension, and therefore provides the ability to add, view and edit
> coordinate data stored through the Semantic MediaWiki extension, using
> multiple mapping services. These include Google Maps, OpenLayers and
> Yahoo Maps. Semantic Maps and Maps are based on Semantic Google Maps
> and Semantic Layers, and are meant to replace these extensions. For
> this extension to work, you need to have both Semantic MediaWiki and
> Maps installed.
>
> You can download both extensions via their documentation pages.
> Suggestions and feature requests are welcome.
>
> [0] http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki
> [1] http://yaronkoren.com/
> [2] http://blog.bn2vs.com/tag/semantic-maps/
> [3] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Maps
> [4] http://code.google.com/apis/maps/
> [5] http://openlayers.org/
> [6] http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/
> [7] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Semantic_Maps

> Cheers,
> De Dauw '[RTS]BN+VS*' Jeroen

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