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Wikimaps > Location maps

Hello Ryan,

I push forward with my side of the Wikimaps project. My current approach for Location/Locator/Topographic maps is a makefile containing the whole workflow. Parameters would allow the generation of different maps. It will be run in console, something like :

   make -focus: "Paris" -context: "France" -type: "Location_map" 

This approach would require WM_Lab*'s environment to provides

1. a console to run the command (public)
2. console to install libraries such curl, unzip, gdal, nodejs, topojson, and some others (admin)
3. folders with about 10Go of space (admin)

GIS files are between 50Mo and 5Go. Our job to Arun and me is to crop, simplify, process, stylized in order to provide a final SVG of about 100Ko which will be fine for the end users, his/her web browser, and the WMF's servers.

Just checking: can the Wikimedia_Lab (wikitech) provides these 3 elements to its users ? and let us run such commands. Yug (talk) 07:01, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

1. For obvious security reasons, no one provides a public console interface. You'll need to create a web front-end for your tool which can be as simple as a form with 3 inputs (focus, context, type) that submits to a CGI script.
2. Yes, you will be able to install libraries via your console interface
3. In theory, yes. The shared storage space for your tool is "unlimited", although I imagine there is some actual limit that isn't advertized. :You should probably ask on the #wikimedia-labs IRC channel or on the mailing list (
More info about how to set up a tool labs account can be found at
-- Ryan
Hello Ryan,
Our team is back on this project for the final sprint. I would appreciate your guidance as I'am checking out how to install my dependencies.
Just created : Help:Node.js
1. Where to ask for new packages to be added via apt-get install ?
2. npm install <module_name> fails. Try: npm install npm -g --ca=""
3. $npm -v => >1.1.39 on labs. Recent version are at 1.4.28 and one of my issue may be due to this.
4. $node -v => >v0.8.2 on labs. Recent version are at v0.10.33.
2. asking for: [sudo] password for tools.wikiatlas2014: <no a single idea !!!!!>
Cool notes:
a. git clone <https_repository_link> works, and it's the most important !
b. vim <file_name> to edit on server, bit old style, but will do.
c. Most packages we need are available : curl, make, unzip, ...