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Merge discussion for "Geomatics" and "Geomatics engineering" needs participation

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There is an ongoing merge discussion going on to merge "Geomatics engineering" into the page for "geomatics." Currently there is very weak consensus, and the action is proving slightly controversial, so I'd like to get additional knowledgeable people to comment on it.

Link to the merge discussion here. GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 08:02, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Any plans on making a page about The Parallel Nile River Project?

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I noticed that there is not yet a page on the The Parallel Nile River Project is anyone planning to make one? Space772 (talk) 00:46, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Do it! GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 02:18, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

RfC on Cornish flag

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An RfC has been opened at Talk:Cornwall about ncluding the Cornish flag in the article infobox. Please contribute if you would like to do so. A.D.Hope (talk) 10:06, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Guyana–Venezuela territorial dispute#Requested move 12 February 2024

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There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Guyana–Venezuela territorial dispute#Requested move 12 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. RodRabelo7 (talk) 18:40, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Women in Red: Geographers

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As I'm sure some of you have seen, there is currently a few events around International Women's day, including "Women in red." One area on my radar that could be of interest to Wikiproject Geography is the American Association of Geographers list of current and past presidents. There are many red links in there, and many of them belong to women. As each link belongs to a current or former president of a national organization, they should all pass verification checks for notability. If anyone is interested in creating a page, these could be fun projects. GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 18:49, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Feedback requested for innovation made

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Hello. There is a discussion that might be of your interest and it would be great if you can provide your feedback at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps#Feedback requested for innovation made. Sincerely,--Thinker78 (talk) 01:17, 16 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Catalonia nation discussion

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There is a discussion at Talk:Catalonia#Lead whether the phrase

is a historical European nation, currently administered as an autonomous community of Spain

should be used as the first sentence at Catalonia. Thanks DankJae 11:12, 27 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Preference of using OpenStreetMaps

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Hi, I really think that OpenStreetMaps are preferred over topographic maps. By these reasons:

  1. OpenStreetMaps presents the least but most important metadata at each level of zoom.
  2. The ability of zooming is only provided by OpenStreetMaps
  3. If any change occurs for the river, for example the path changes, this is rapidly applied for OpenStreetMaps
  4. language of metadata changes automatically for each Wikipedia
  5. font-size of text of metadata is automatically adjusted
Traditional map New Maps
 
 

Thus we should show OpenStreetMaps and hide topographic maps. But in many rare cases that topography is preferred version, we can hide OpenStreetMap in the template:Hidden begin but render both of them.

Please read this discussion on idea lab and discuss and vote for my idea. Thanks, Hooman Mallahzadeh (talk) 16:49, 29 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sourcing Assistance (Cross-post from WikiProject Caves)

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Good afternoon! My work on the page Perry County, Tennessee led me down the path of doing more to expand articles on the geography and protected places of the county, including Alexander Cave. There's just enough information available to establish notability, but not enough to truly expand the article beyond stub status right now. One source that I've found that might have information on the cave is Caves of Tennessee, by Thomas Barr Jr.. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find a copy of this available online or in any local libraries. Bit of a long shot, but does anyone here have access to a copy of this publication? If so, would you be willing to help expand information on the article, or make scans of any relevant entries in the book? Thanks! nf utvol (talk) 00:26, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

There are a few library copies I see, I can't find a digital copy though. I DID find a review of the book though, all be it a short one, in The American Midland Naturalist here.
Maybe it can help you hunt down a physical copy. Maybe there is something in the review that can serve as a source for you. GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 05:54, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Hello,
Please note that Antarctic, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

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Hello,
Please note that Exploration, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Requested move at Talk:İskenderun#Requested move 22 April 2024

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There is a requested move discussion at Talk:İskenderun#Requested move 22 April 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Safari ScribeEdits! Talk! 05:50, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Possible hoax?

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Kalloor appears to be a WP:HOAX. Created August 31, 2005, not subatantially altered since. Only other inbound link is Shri Datta Venkata Sai Temple, itself made in 2009 and turning up no non-Wikipedia mirrors. It's possibly I'm missing something and these were just not translated properly from one of the many languages used in India. However, the lack of... anything on Kalloor, along with spurious claims of the apostle Thomas being killed there -- itself not supported by Thomas the Apostle. While Kalloor does appear to be a given name in India, the claims about the family name's origins are not backed up by any sources. As these also existed at the same time as the spurious claims of the city, it's very likely all of that is hoax too. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 23:09, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

There's a mention there of "Bishop Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor of the Catholic Church, from the Kalloor family in Pathanamthitta" and our Yoohanon Chrysostom is about a bishop whose full name is Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor and whose existence is confirmed by the three sources. That might of course be a little nugget lending veracity to inventions about Thomas - I don't know. I notice the long third source about the Pathanamthitta diocese[1] begins by mentioning Thomas founding the Christian community in India without tying that to Pathanamthitta or any mention of his death. NebY (talk) 23:26, 4 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

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(edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) has been nominated for discussion at WP:RFD. Do we have an article that covers the usage of this symbol on historical/tourist maps, as a marker of a battlesite?

-- 65.92.244.237 (talk) 21:28, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Not a lot of pages on particular symbols used on maps that I've seen here. There isn't really a standard set of symbols for all maps anyway, so while it might appear on a few here and there, there isn't necessarily going to have literature on it. GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 02:43, 22 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Philosophy of geography page needs some attention

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The page "Philosophy of geography" is in desperate need of attention. Currently, the page only goes back to the 1930s, and only focuses on the Western tradition, mostly American. Obviously, there is a lot of room to expand. I started a discussion on its talk page, but think that it might get more attention here. If anyone is interested in flushing out some high level geographic theory, that could be a fun project to take on. Anyone with experience writing about critical geography could be particularly useful. GeogSage (⚔Chat?⚔) 20:15, 20 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Macau#Requested move 24 June 2024

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There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Macau#Requested move 24 June 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Remsense 14:27, 24 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Western Desert (Egypt)#Requested move 17 June 2024

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There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Western Desert (Egypt)#Requested move 17 June 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Safari ScribeEdits! Talk! 19:43, 24 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Discussion at Wikipedia:Manual of Style

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  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#"Modern-day Israel" vs. "Palestine" when only for reader geographical reference, which is within the scope of this WikiProject. Kinsio (talkcontribs) 15:46, 30 June 2024 (UTC)Reply