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Bug 2340 - Support for OS grid refs for maps of UK and Ireland
Support for OS grid refs for maps of UK and Ireland
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 29473
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Reported: 2005-06-06 15:51 UTC by Duncan Harris
Modified: 2014-02-22 14:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Duncan Harris 2005-06-06 15:51:33 UTC
Currently one can use {{gbmapping|grid reference}} and related templates to link out to e.g. see 
[[Upton, Warwickshire]].  This externally links to
SP125575_region:GB_scale:25000 and that then redirects to a wiki hosted by 
that then uses to give several options for obtaining maps.

Now, wouldn't it be a lot easier if an internal solution similar to the ISBN solution was 
Comment 1 Duncan Harris 2006-05-04 08:39:50 UTC
I would further suggest that the ISBN code be adapted to create a new special page.

The Irish grid which works on a similar basis also needs doing.
Comment 2 Quim Gil 2014-02-20 20:17:39 UTC
Pasting a reply from Tim Landscheidt at

There are two aspects to this bug:

a) Geographical coordinates should be resolved internally,
   without GeoHack (sic!).

b) Treat OS grid coordinates as first-class citizens.

For the first use case, there is Extension:MapSources (not
to be confused with my Extension:Mapsources :-)) for the
presentational side which has been deployed to the Wikivoy-
ages, and Extension:GeoData for a database backend.

I don't know if someone is eager to open Pandora's box and
promise support for the various other coordinate formats.
Comment 3 Jarry1250 2014-02-22 14:12:20 UTC
Part (a) should probably be treated as a separate bug, and/or spunoff if there's no duplicate.

Regarding supporting OS grid refs, the direction of travel seems to me to be towards the OS providing co-ordinates using (as an option, if not the default) the international datum (I moaned about this issue to their head of these things. He seemed receptive). One can always convert coordinates using a bot, as I have done.

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