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Swisstopo maps are now freeEdit

External link to swisstopo geodata
1:25'000 Map (Les Diablerets)
General Map

In case you didn't hear it in the news, all swisstopo maps (available at are free since March 2021. Which means: in addition to use them as source to write tons of (quality) articles, now you may also incorporate them directly in Wikpedia and modify them as you wish, as long as you cite swisstopo (see example on the right). With that - happy editing! Zach (Talk) 18:11, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Could fit in several geography articles. Swisstopo itself should probably have a map or two too. 11Fox11 (talk) 20:30, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
I have the 1:300 000 General Map (printed version, [1]), which is a reduced version of the four 1:200 000 national maps on a single sheet. It's a great map to have when travelling around Switzerland and I actually advice people to buy it. I think we could have an electronic version of it. Naturally, we should also have at least a few 1:25 000 examples. Zach (Talk) 09:43, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
I downloaded a first sheet. The original tiff file is 379 MB. I used GIMP to convert it to a jpeg with only 50% quality. The result is a 25 MB file, not so big for a resolution of 14,000 × 9,600 pixels. Zach (Talk) 10:42, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Here is the General Map: 17,280 × 12,412 pixels. The file is quite heavy though (67 MB, originally 2GB!). Zach (Talk) 13:54, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
I think we should even have all 1:50'000 sheets. Then they can be easily stitched together with Template:Multiple image. Have a look at Lake Geneva#Topographic map for a nice example (and Lake Lucerne#Settlements for a 1:25'000 example). Zach (Talk) 18:22, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
The WikiMiniAtlas popup might be replaced by swisstopo maps for geographic entities in Switzerland. --Leyo 21:02, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
I, too, think geographic entities should have a link to a geoportal including swisstopo maps. The question is how do we do it. Do we put an external link to map.geo or do we have our own atlas? Personally, I think a template linking to map.geo (using the coordinates of the page) would be a first easy thing to do. Zach (Talk) 16:03, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Also please note that orthophotos and terrain (3D) are free to use as well. They can be used to generated photorealistic views of any place in Switzerland, like remote locations where free pictures are often not available (example here), or simply aerial views. Zach (Talk) 16:19, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

FAR for James JoyceEdit

User:Buidhe has nominated James Joyce for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 21:21, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Correcting error on pages covering SwitzerlandEdit

On the page Lago di Sambuco which is a reservoir, the value given as water volume in reality is the concrete volume of the dam. The correct volumen is 64'000'000 m^3. Source: (talk) 17:27, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Lake Zurich#Requested move 19 December 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Lake Zurich#Requested move 19 December 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. — Shibbolethink ( ) 17:23, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section has an RFCEdit


Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section has an RFC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. BilledMammal (talk) 03:03, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red translation contest: April to June 2022Edit

At the beginning of April, WikiProject Women in Red is launching a three-month translation contest focused on increasing our coverage of women's biographies. As the French, German and Italian versions of Wikipedia are among the most popular sources for translation, members of WikiProject Switzerland may be interested in participating.--Ipigott (talk) 10:46, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Nestlé boycott#Requested move 18 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Nestlé boycott#Requested move 18 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 02:14, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

GAR for UBSEdit

UBS has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. (t · c) buidhe 03:55, 16 May 2022 (UTC)