Wikipedia:WikiProject Geography

Welcome to the Wikiproject Geography, a project to better organize information in articles related to Geography. This page and all subpages of this page contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please make suggestions and proposals on the talk page, and see the to-do list below:

General reference edit

For the scope of country (political division) coverage, see List of sovereign states.

Notice Board edit

Current Geography Collaboration of the Fortnight
Currently on Peer review
History of Earth
Palm Island, Queensland
Currently in Featured article candidates
Currently in Featured list candidates
List of ISO 3166 country codes

Solicitations of comments on RfC's edit

A Request for Comment (WP:RfC) was posted Sunday, 17 July 2011 at the Talk page of South Sudan. It concerns the use of the definite article ("the") citations in the InfoBox and elsewhere of what the long form is of the country's name. It is my hope to have responses from academically aware editors devoted to Africa, geography, coutries, and British English. Hurmata (talk) 23:32, 17 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

A Request for Comment was posted Thursday, 19 July 2012 at the Talk page of Wikipedia:Notability (geographical features). It requests suggestions on how to include consensus on which geographical features are non-notable in a draft policy proposal. G. C. Hood (talk) 16:48, 20 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

A yet another FRC was posted in May 2014 in Wikipedia talk:Notability (geographic features) about promoting this essay to the guideline status. Staszek Lem (talk) 00:08, 18 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Scope edit

Improves geographical related articles (including those related to geographic information systems) and develop/maintain the navigation aides dedicated to geography: List of basic geography topics, List of geography topics, Glossary of geography terms, Geography-related portals and Geography-related categories.

Goals edit

  1. Develop and implement a common structure to geography and its sub-fields
  2. Clarify and improve topic structure
  3. Ensure accessibility to the lay reader - with a simplified version and/or appropriate main article/daughter article structuring of scientific detail
  4. Add more scientific detail (and sources) in appropriate articles
  5. Develop some neglected aspects of the topic
  6. Ensure NPOV
  7. Get all geography articles up to A Class standard

Improve the bird's eye view edit

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of geography and its branch outlines. These are in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise geography-related material. It is a hub from which to organize geographical topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.

Article structure edit

A general template/model of how geography articles should be structured, and particularly what sections and in what order, doesn't seem to exist yet. The most common models are however summarised in some related WikiProjects; some examples follow and can be used as inspiration until a guideline is developed.

Related projects edit

Parent edit

No parent of this WikiProject has been defined.

Offshoots edit

Other WikiProjects that fall within the scope of Geography include:

Descendants edit

Human geography edit

Physical geography edit

Technical geography edit

Portals edit

Task forces edit

Project volunteers edit

Active members edit

To join WikiProject Geography, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of members in alphabetical order. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. 7D HMS (talk · contribs)
  2. Anupamdutta73 (talk · contribs)
  3. Aleksa Lukic (talk · contribs)
  4. Ajayraj890 (talk · contribs)
  5. Anubhab91 (talk · contribs)
  6. Av9 (talk · contribs)
  7. Ashertheaxolotl (talk · contribs) Political geography, europe and asia, borders
  8. Alicced (talk · contribs) 16:15:00, 26 February 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  9. Bart133 (talk · contribs)
  10. Beach00 (talk · contribs)
  11. Bermicourt (talk · contribs)
  12. B. M. L. Peters (talk · contribs)
  13. Blackadam2 (talk · contribs)
  14. Bplewe (talk · contribs) 04:55:02, 14 August 2020 (UTC)  Cartography, GIScience[reply]
  15. Buaidh (talk · contribs)
  16. Carlossuarez46 (talk · contribs)
  17. CarnivorousBunny (talk · contribs)
  18. Cavallero (talk · contribs)
  19. CJK09 (talk · contribs) 01:49:10, 29 April 2020 (UTC)  – western North America[reply]
  20. Cooper-42 (talk · contribs)
  21. CsikosLo (talk · contribs)
  22. CycoMa1 (talk · contribs)
  23. Digiuserpk (talk · contribs) 09:52:00, 25 February 2022 (UTC) [reply]
  24. Dionysius Miller (talk · contribs)
  25. Eagle Site (talk · contribs)
  26. EmeraldRange (talk · contribs)
  27. Funandtrvl (talk · contribs)
  28. Gameron46 (talk · contribs)
  29. Gapo (talk · contribs)
  30. GeogSage (talk · contribs) July 22 2022; Geography, Geographic Information Science
  31. Gidonb (talk · contribs)
  32. Gluons12 (talk · contribs)
  33. Gnilhtrae (talk · contribs)
  34. HanSangYoon (talk · contribs)
  35. Harshalrach (talk · contribs) 02:04:20, 14 March 2023 (UTC) [reply]
  36. Highfields (talk · contribs)
  37. Irtapil (talk · contribs) 10:49:34, 10 February 2024 (UTC) [reply]
  38. ItsDaBunnyYT (talk · contribs)
  39. ItsObjectiveee (talk · contribs) 17:07:49, 4 October 2020 (UTC) [reply]
  40. JabieroKubo (talk · contribs) 06:57:38, 25 January 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  41. KJude (talk · contribs) 08:46:09, 8 July 2020 (UTC)  Central Asia, high-altitude lakes, disputed borders[reply]
  42. Kylethelegobuilder (talk · contribs)
  43. Laurinavicius (talk · contribs)
  44. LordSarnoc (talk · contribs)
  45. LuckyWiki26 (talk · contribs)
  46. Merbabu (talk · contribs)
  47. MacySinrich (talk · contribs)
  48. MonsieurBlueSky (talk · contribs)
  49. Nasif05 (talk · contribs)
  50. newroderick895 (talk · contribs)
  51. Ninney (talk · contribs)
  52. NomzEditingWikis (talk · contribs) 15:54:48, 13 May 2023 (UTC)  Stub-level US geography[reply]
  53. Patar knight (talk · contribs)
  54. Peter K Burian (talk · contribs)
  55. Prisencolinensinainciusol (talk · contribs)
  56. Randeerjayasekara (talk · contribs)
  57. RememeberToForget (talk · contribs)
  58. RexRowan (talk · contribs)
  59. Ridoco234 (talk · contribs)
  60. Rslashthinkong (talk · contribs)
  61. SamWalczak (talk · contribs)
  62. Sean (talk · contribs)
  63. Sitta kah (talk · contribs)
  64. Smileguy91 (talk · contribs)
  65. Spitzmauskc (talk · contribs)
  66. SweetNightmares (talk · contribs)
  67. The Transhumanist (talk · contribs)
  68. TheRealGrantma (talk · contribs)
  69. Vacant0 (talk · contribs) 10:42:03, 22 May 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  70. Vdbhi (talk · contribs) January 7 2022
  71. Volcanoguy (talk · contribs)
  72. Wil540 art (talk) 00:55, 6 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  73. Wishds (talk · contribs)
  74. Wolfgang8741 (talk · contribs) 14:41:38, 10 March 2021 (UTC)  infoboxes (Wikidata), project subproject tagging, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains[reply]
  75. Zack3142 (talk · contribs)
  76. Zpro1408 (talk · contribs) 14:04:36, 4 October 2022 (UTC) [reply]
  77. GeographicAccountant (talk · contribs) 21:31:44, 4 October 2022 (UTC) [reply]
  78. W.G.J. (talk · contribs)
  79. Meteorname (talk · contribs) 22:27:26, 12 November 2023 (UTC)  Administrative divisions and geographic relief of countries[reply]
  80. Dorky1234 (talk · contribs)
  81. KilimAnnejaro (talk · contribs) 05:42:33, 18 May 2024 (UTC) [reply]
  82. PhilDaBirdMan (talk · contribs) Soviet Geography, North American Geography, WWII maps

Former members edit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

Member identification edit

Members of WikiProject Geography should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Geography participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Geography participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User wikigeogproject}}
This user is a member of the
Geography WikiProject.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Geography}}
This user is a member of
WikiProject Geography.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Geography|invite}} linked pages

For other Geography user templates, see Category:Geography user templates.

Discussions and structure edit

Articles edit

Featured content edit

Featured articles edit

Ann Arbor, Michigan · Antarctica · Audio content icon Australia · Bangalore · Bangladesh · Bath, Somerset · Belgium · Bhutan · Boston, Massachusetts · Buckingham Palace · Bryce Canyon National Park · Cambodia · Canberra · Cape Horn · Carlsbad Caverns National Park · The Catlins · Cathedral of Magdeburg · Chennai · Chetwynd, British Columbia · Chew Valley Lake · City status in the United Kingdom · Cleveland, Ohio · Colditz Castle · Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve · Dawson Creek, British Columbia · Death Valley National Park · Dogpatch USA · Audio content icon Dorset · Eldfell · Gangtok · Geography of India · Geography of Ireland · Goa · Great Mosque of Djenné · Gyeongju · Audio content icon India · Isan · Johannesburg · Kalimpong · Kerala · Lake Burley Griffin · Louisville, Kentucky · Malwa · Moorgate · Audio content icon Mount Pinatubo · Mount Rushmore · Mount St. Helens · Audio content icon Mumbai · National parks of England and Wales · Nepal · Oakland Cemetery · Palace of Westminster · Palazzo Pitti · Rondane National Park · San Jose, California · Sarajevo · Sealand · Seattle, Washington · Sheffield · Shoshone National Forest · Shrine of Remembrance · St Kilda · Suburbs of Johannesburg · Surtsey · Audio content icon Waterfall Gully, South Australia · Yellowstone National Park · Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory · Audio content icon Yosemite National Park · Zion National Park

Former featured articles edit

Featured article candidates edit

Featured pictures edit

Featured picture candidates edit

Featured lists edit

Canadian provinces and territories by area · Canadian provinces and territories by population · Counties of Lithuania · Indian districts · Indian state and union territory capitals · Islands of Scotland · Municipalities of Lithuania · Orkney islands · Provinces of the Philippines · Shetland islands · Provinces of Thailand · U.S. states by date of statehood · U.S. states by elevation · Municipalities of Portugal · Ohio county name etymologies · List of areas in the National Park System of the United States

Featured list candidates edit

Good articles edit

· Audio content icon Hong Kong

New articles edit

Please feel free to list your new Geography-related articles here. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia:Main Page.

Review and assessment edit

Traveling virtually around the World on Wikipedia via country outlines edit

Develop the geographical outlines at Portal:Contents/Outlines#Geography and places.

These should be considered top priority for development and maintenance, because they are the general reference resource about Wikipedia's coverage of each geographical region.

Developing and maintaining the "list of basic geography topics" edit

The list of basic geography topics is a general overview of geography. It is part of Lists of basic topics (the members of which share a common format), and is thus part of Wikipedia's table of contents system. It is incomplete and needs to be finished. The list also needs dedicated editors to watchlist it, to counter vandalism and to monitor its development. Finally, it needs to be maintained, to reflect changes on the presentation of the subject on Wikipedia (adding links to new relevant topics, updating links, etc.). Most importantly, since it outlines geography and is a key navigation aid for browsing geography topics on Wikipedia, the WikiProject Geography is the perfect caretaker for this page. Please adopt it, improve it and treat it with tender loving care.

Articles needing attention edit

Requests for comments on pages edit

This section is for short notifications of pages with problems, or where some attention is needed. If you list a page here, put a longer description on the pages talk page.

Requests for review of articles edit

This section is for notifications of pages which wish to be graded as a Good Article or would like support to be a Featured Article. If you list a page here, put a longer description on the pages talk page. Additionally, leave a copy of the longer description under the article name on the /General page.

Adopt an article edit

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

Peer review edit

Templates edit

What to type What it makes What it's for
{{WikiProject Geography}} (talk)
WikiProject iconGeography NA‑class
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Geography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of geography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
WikiProject Geography To-do list:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
The project notice designed to be placed in the talk page of any article that has been or should be edited as part of this Wikiproject.
{{User WP Geography}} (talk)
This user is a member of
WikiProject Geography.
Place this userbox on your user page to identify yourself as a member of WikiProject Geography.
{{User wikigeogproject}} (talk)
This user is a member of the
Geography WikiProject.
Place this userbox on your user page to identify yourself as a member of WikiProject Geography who is a professional geographer.
{{User interest geography}} (talk)
This user is interested in
Place this userbox on your user page to identify yourself as having an interest in geography.
{{geo-stub}} (talk) The geography location stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geography of specific places that need to be expanded. Note that this stub is in practice virtually NEVER used. All geographical locations use continent-, country-, or subnational region-specific stubs, such as {{Oceania-geo-stub}}, {{Portugal-geo-stub}} or {{NovaScotia-geo-stub}}. A full list of these can be seen here.
{{geo-term-stub}} (talk) The geographic term stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geographical tertminology that need to be expanded.
{{geographer-stub}} (talk) The geographer stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geographers that need to be expanded.
{{geography-stub}} (talk) The geography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to geography in general or geography as a scientific discipline, that need to be expanded.
{{cartography-stub}} (talk) The cartography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to maps and atlases that need to be expanded.
{{climate-stub}} (talk) The meteorology stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to climatology and meteorology that need to be expanded.
{{marine-geo-stub}} (talk) The marine geography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to specific marine locations and ocean currents that need to be expanded.
{{ocean-stub}} (talk) The oceanography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to oceanography that need to be expanded.
{{topography-stub}} (talk) The topography stub has been designed to be placed at the bottom of small articles relating to topography that need to be expanded.
{{Geography topics}} (talk) The geography Navigation has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Human geography}} (talk) The human geography sub-discipline tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to human geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Physical geography topics}} (talk) The physical geography sub-discipline tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to physical geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{History of geography sidebar}} (talk) The history of geography tag has been designed to be placed at the bottom of articles relating to the history of geography to provide an easy link to important articles.
{{Adjacent communities}} (talk) A city related navigational template properly placed in the WP:Footers section.

Infoboxes edit

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Geography-related deletion discussions are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Geography.

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