This site lets you explore how the georeferenced articles of the Wikipedia are connected.
Look for an article to start with: Ctrl + click on the map to query for nearby articles or search for an article in the top text box.
Click on the linked articles to see their connections, or the link in the popup to open the Wikipedia article.
Drag the map to pan, mouse wheel or double click to zoom.
You can modify some options on the Configuration section.
Internet Explorer (tested on version 8) may struggle to render articles with a lot of connections. Firefox and Chrome should behave fine.
The underlying data is neither complete nor current. It contains roughly half of the Wikipedia georeferenced articles, and it was extracted on March 2010. The datasets may not reflect the current location of the articles, or even existing articles.
One of my next priorities will be using a more current and accurate dataset.
Obviously, some articles are wrongly located, they just reflect the coordinates that the original Wikipedia editor entered.
There are some articles, like Apollo 11 or Olympus Mons which have geographic coordinates, but are obviously not referred to the Earth. The original dataset provides no means of filtering this 'extraterrestrial' articles.
This is a new version of a web app I built a while ago with similar functionality, but based on GeoExt.
The sources for the service and this site are available on GitHub:
I would love to hear your comments and feedback! Also feel free to add any issue you find on GitHub.
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