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What do you guys think about installing the MediaWiki Extension "[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/InstantCommons InstantCommons]", which would make it possible to embed photos and other media from Wikimedia Commons? I think it would be really useful. (Of course, it's still nice to have the ability to upload stuff here locally, I'm not suggesting we turn that feature off.) -[[User:Peteforsyth|Peteforsyth]] ([[User talk:Peteforsyth|talk]]) 08:16, 28 July 2010 (PDT)
 
What do you guys think about installing the MediaWiki Extension "[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/InstantCommons InstantCommons]", which would make it possible to embed photos and other media from Wikimedia Commons? I think it would be really useful. (Of course, it's still nice to have the ability to upload stuff here locally, I'm not suggesting we turn that feature off.) -[[User:Peteforsyth|Peteforsyth]] ([[User talk:Peteforsyth|talk]]) 08:16, 28 July 2010 (PDT)
 
:I think that that is a splendid idea. :) [[User:Michael|Michael]] ([[User talk:Michael|talk]]) 17:27, 28 July 2010 (PDT)
 
:I think that that is a splendid idea. :) [[User:Michael|Michael]] ([[User talk:Michael|talk]]) 17:27, 28 July 2010 (PDT)
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I think it would be really excellent if we could embed Google Maps (or similar, like maybe Open Street Map). Here's something I did a while ago on AboutUs, which I think shows the potential: [[http://www.aboutus.org/South_Tabor South Tabor neighborhood map]
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Doing it that way is pretty tedious, you have to be willing to work with a bunch of code. So I'm not suggesting we use the same extension/approach that AboutUs does. But, the "My Maps" feature has embed code -- is there a way to make that work on our wiki?? -[[User:Peteforsyth|Peteforsyth]] ([[User talk:Peteforsyth|talk]]) 10:32, 12 October 2010 (PDT)

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What do you guys think about installing the MediaWiki Extension "InstantCommons", which would make it possible to embed photos and other media from Wikimedia Commons? I think it would be really useful. (Of course, it's still nice to have the ability to upload stuff here locally, I'm not suggesting we turn that feature off.) -Peteforsyth (talk) 08:16, 28 July 2010 (PDT)

I think that that is a splendid idea. :) Michael (talk) 17:27, 28 July 2010 (PDT)

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I think it would be really excellent if we could embed Google Maps (or similar, like maybe Open Street Map). Here's something I did a while ago on AboutUs, which I think shows the potential: [South Tabor neighborhood map

Doing it that way is pretty tedious, you have to be willing to work with a bunch of code. So I'm not suggesting we use the same extension/approach that AboutUs does. But, the "My Maps" feature has embed code -- is there a way to make that work on our wiki?? -Peteforsyth (talk) 10:32, 12 October 2010 (PDT)