Kartotherian tile requests

The initial usage spike was due to the announcement of the mapping service to the development community, and not the regular usage by Wikipedia users. Once the initial interest subsided, the usage fell back to the expected pre-announcement levels until a Pokemon Go fan site “Pkget” switched to using Wikimedia Maps tiles after being blocked by OpenStreetMap.

Notes

  • From 2015-11-01 to 2015-11-10 stress-testing traffic made its way into this data; this has now been removed.
  • 'A' (2015-09-17): Maps launch announced
  • 'B' (2016-01-08): Maps launched on en.wikipedia.org
  • 'C' (2016-01-12): Maps launch on en.wikipedia.org reverted on the 9th; caches begin to clear
  • 'D' (2016-11-09): Pokemon Go fan site Pkget switched to using our tiles after getting blocked from tile.osm.org on 2016-11-08 (see T154717 for more details)
  • 'R': on 2017-01-01 we started calculating all of Discovery's metrics using a new version of our data retrieval and processing codebase that we migrated to Wikimedia Analytics' Reportupdater infrastructure. See T150915 for more details.
  • 'E': on 2017-08-14, Pokemon Go fan site Pkget was shut down.

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#tiles_summary | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Total tiles by style

Currently there are two styles: OpenStreetMap (“osm”) and OSM with labels (“osm-intl”). After the announcement, most of the tiles served are osm-intl.

Data is displayed on a 30-day rolling window for performance reasons but the original data can be found in here

Notes

  • From 2015-11-01 to 2015-11-10 stress-testing traffic made its way into this data; this has now been removed.
  • 'A' (2015-09-17): Maps launch announced
  • 'B' (2016-01-08): Maps launched on en.wikipedia.org
  • 'C' (2016-01-12): Maps launch on en.wikipedia.org reverted on the 9th; caches begin to clear
  • 'D' (2016-11-09): Pokemon Go fan site Pkget switched to using our tiles after getting blocked from tile.osm.org on 2016-11-08 (see T154717 for more details)
  • 'R': on 2017-01-01 we started calculating all of Discovery's metrics using a new version of our data retrieval and processing codebase that we migrated to Wikimedia Analytics' Reportupdater infrastructure. See T150915 for more details.
  • 'E': on 2017-08-14, Pokemon Go fan site Pkget was shut down.

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#tiles_total_by_style | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Total users by style

Currently there are two styles: OpenStreetMap (“osm”) and OSM with labels (“osm-intl”). After the announcement, most of the users use osm-intl.

Data is displayed on a 30-day rolling window for performance reasons but the original data can be found in here

Notes

  • From 2015-11-01 to 2015-11-10 stress-testing traffic made its way into this data; this has now been removed.
  • 'A' (2015-09-17): Maps launch announced
  • 'B' (2016-01-08): Maps launched on en.wikipedia.org
  • 'C' (2016-01-12): Maps launch on en.wikipedia.org reverted on the 9th; caches begin to clear
  • 'D' (2016-11-09): Pokemon Go fan site Pkget switched to using our tiles after getting blocked from tile.osm.org on 2016-11-08 (see T154717 for more details)
  • 'R': on 2017-01-01 we started calculating all of Discovery's metrics using a new version of our data retrieval and processing codebase that we migrated to Wikimedia Analytics' Reportupdater infrastructure. See T150915 for more details.
  • 'E': on 2017-08-14, Pokemon Go fan site Pkget was shut down.

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#tiles_users_by_style | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Total tiles by zoom level

Note that you can select multiple zoom levels. Windows and Linux users can select additional zoom levels by holding the Ctrl key when selecting, while Mac users have to use the Cmd key.

Data is displayed on a 30-day rolling window for performance reasons but the original data can be found in here

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#tiles_total_by_zoom | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Overall maplink & mapframe usage

Kartographer is a MediaWiki extension that allows editors to easily add Wikimedia Maps to articles. Editors (and bots) can add maplinks and mapframes (where possible; refer to the list below) to pages such as places on Wikivoyage, landmarks on Wikipedia, and files on Wikimedia Commons.

A maplink is a textual link (e.g. often coordinates) that a user can click on to view an interactive, potentially annotated map and is enabled on all Wikivoyage and Wikipedia languages. On Commons, camera coordinates – which are automatically extracted from EXIF data for photo uploads – show up as maplinks.

A mapframe is a static thumbnail of a map that a user can click on to view an interactive, possibly annotated map and is enabled on all Wikivoyage languages but only some Wikipedias. As of September 18th, 2017, the mapframe feature is enabled on the following wikis:

The overall prevalence is computed per-project by dividing the total number of articles with a maplink/mapframe across all languages of the project by the total number of articles across all languages of the project. In the case of Wikimedia Commons, MediaWiki, and Meta wiki (which are not multi-language), the overall prevalence is just those prevalence in those projects.

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#kartographer_prevalence | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Maplink & mapframe prevalence by language and project

Kartographer is a MediaWiki extension that allows editors to easily add Wikimedia Maps to articles. Editors (and bots) can add maplinks and mapframes (where possible; refer to the list below) to pages such as places on Wikivoyage, landmarks on Wikipedia, and files on Wikimedia Commons.

A maplink is a textual link (e.g. often coordinates) that a user can click on to view an interactive, potentially annotated map and is enabled on all Wikivoyage and Wikipedia languages. On Commons, camera coordinates – which are automatically extracted from EXIF data for photo uploads – show up as maplinks.

A mapframe is a static thumbnail of a map that a user can click on to view an interactive, possibly annotated map and is enabled on all Wikivoyage languages but only some Wikipedias. As of September 18th, 2017, the mapframe feature is enabled on the following wikis:

Notes

  • You can select multiple projects and multiple languages to compare simultaneously. (Hold down Ctrl on Windows or Command on Mac.)
  • The language picker will automatically choose “(None)” if you select a non-multilingual project such as Wikimedia Commons.
  • If you're interested in the overall metric for a multilingual project such as Wikipedia, make sure only “(None)” is selected in the languages picker. There are multiple aggregation options:
    • Overall: divides the total number of articles with a maplink/mapframe by the total number of articles across all languages
    • Average: computes the prevalence on a per-language basis and then computes the average of those prevalences
    • Median: computes the prevalence on a per-language basis and then computes the median of those prevalences

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#kartographer_langproj | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Users of Maps Features

This tab contains a count of the unique users of various Maps platforms, including:

The counts are sampled at a rate of 1% so they're not entirely accurate, but they are useful for gauging the difference in activity between each platform.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#unique_users | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

GeoHack feature usage

This tab contains feature usage for GeoHack, a Wikimedia interface to geographic data. The only feature currently being tracked is the opening of a page based around GeoHack, which makes it less-than-useful for comparisons with other interfaces or tools, but very useful for tracking variation in user behaviour.

Events are sampled at a rate of 1%.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#geohack_usage | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

WikiMiniAtlas feature usage

This tab contains feature usage for WikiMiniAtlas, a JavaScript plugin for zoomable, draggable maps on Wikimedia wikis. We are currently tracking:

  1. “open”; the intentional opening or loading of a map.
  2. “interaction”; the actual manipulation of that map.
  3. “close”; the closing of a map.

Events are sampled at a rate of 1%.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#wikiminiatlas_usage | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

Wikivoyage feature usage

This tab contains feature usage for the maps on Wikivoyage.

  1. “view”, the opening of a page containing a map.
  2. “interaction”; the actual manipulation of that map.

Events are sampled at a rate of 1%.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#wikivoyage_usage | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

WIWOSM feature usage

This tab contains feature usage for WIWOSM, a tool to show geometric objects from Open StreetMap on Wikimedia wikis. We are currently tracking:

  1. “open”; the intentional opening or loading of an object.
  2. “interaction”; the actual manipulation of that object.
  3. “close”; the closing of a object.

Events are sampled at a rate of 1%.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#wiwosm_usage | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards

WIWOSM feature usage

This tab contains a geographic breakdown of Maps traffic. The percentage of traffic from each of the top 9 countries is displayed: for privacy and display reasons, all others are grouped into “Other”.

Outages and inaccuracies

Questions, bug reports, and feature suggestions

For technical, non-bug questions, email Mikhail or Chelsy. If you experience a bug or notice something wrong or have a suggestion, open a ticket in Phabricator in the Discovery board or email Deb.


Link to this dashboard: https://discovery.wmflabs.org/maps/#geo_breakdown | Page is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0 | Code is licensed under MIT | Part of Discovery Dashboards