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New Maps is now (27.11.2010) published. New ideas/bugs are still on their way! ;-)

Go ahead, try it!

Sources @ GitHub


Go and hunt 'em! And list them to here if you find any.


  • Translations don't work in Hitchwiki server
  • Country names in some languages needs some fixing
  • Serbia and some other orange countrybubbles go under Ghana, Africa. Some problems with coordinates in DB I guess.

Normal priority

  • "Added by Mikael —" -date missing.
  • JS doesn't find where orange cursor is on 2nd attempt when adding new place
    • 1) Click add place
    • 2) JS finds coordinates and gives you an address for the place where cursor is
    • 3) Close adding place
    • 4) Click again add place
    • 5) Now it doesn't find
  • Dragging'n'dropping orange "add place" -cursor gets disabled randomly(?)
  • "Hitchability: Unknown • (1 vote)" - and what is this one vote in here then?
  • When adding place as an event, popup calendar of date-inputs can go too much to the right and cut out from the screen
  • Text area width can cut out with some browsers (Linking -popup)
  • You can open same card multiple times
  • Cards don't close when opening new page
  • When opening a place with lots of comments, the page might be too high and scrolls down a bit. At least with opera mac.
  • Links: Link for Hitchwiki always contains View=0, should be standard View=3 :)
    • Hmm what do you mean? Where exactly? -Mikael 11:21, 22 November 2010 (CET)



  • Widget [1]
    • /widget.php -> /widget/ - just nicer
    • Show area by country
    • Show link to the big map (permalink)
    • Don't show empty description bubbles (show "write a description" instead)
    • Mediawiki plugin (replace old one)
  • Fixing a waiting time fields in "add a place" -panel. Almost done, needs little fixing. -Mikael 21:39, 28 November 2010 (CET)

Normal priority

  • being able to add to / edit markers so we don't have to create a new marker for the same place if we wan't to add info - sure that's somewhere already, but couldn't find it.
  • Internationalizing: enable right-to-left languages in CSS/headers.
  • Show a "rating color dot" in comments
  • Download
    • Downloading KML-format files from Download
    • Zipped downloads (gzm)
    • Count of markers in the world
    • Count of markers in the visible map area
  • Allowing users to write translated descriptions HTML/JS mostly done, just API backend TODO.
  • Allow users to edit descriptions
    • Log edits/history? Actually would make a nice per place RSS-feed with comments? Or "follow the place"-link for logged in users => a combined RSS feed from these places?
  • Clickable usernames around the site
  • Pagination for comments, users etc.
  • just for reasons of patting one's own arse: would be cool if one could show the markers they added themselves - and no others.
  • Minify JS/CSS
    • Started doing this, still buggy
  • Allow SYSOPs and higher to somehow merge multiple dots for the same location (e.g. Raststätte Michendorf, to name one of many) Prino 20:50, 30 November 2010 (CET)

Low priority

  • Spam protection
    • We're already saving IP's and timestamps
  • Not neccessarily a bug, but setting Show markers after zoom level to 1 - Contintent level is not really helpfull except if you try to crash it
    • Yea, true, that's useless functionality. Though it's kinda cool how openlayers can manage over 3000 markers on the map and still it runs surprisingly easily on my browser. Google Maps can't handle even 300 markers without serious struggle. This, anyway, isn't too high prio. change to do. -Mikael 10:53, 15 October 2010 (CEST)
  • Fixing yahoo/bing -map layers.
  • Flattr -button



  • Using a Google Street view API (check license)
  • Showing photos added to Hitchwiki
  • Adding photos to a place?
  • Pull data from Maps to the Wiki: public transportation, images, statistics...

Hmm, maybe not?

  • may be a good idea not to calculate the average of waiting times for each spot, but to calculate the median to normalize extremes. don't know if this is possible and if you save all values on the database or just average and number of votes...
    • It now simply returns an average from all saved waitingtimes, so that 15m + 5min + 4h returns 1h 27min. But there's a log you can check for details (click "x experiences"). If anybody can come up with better logic for this, lemme know. -Mikael 12:50, 15 October 2010 (CEST)
  • click on the number of places in the country = zoom in to this country
    • I was gonna do this already before, but didn't figure out how to seperate events "select marker by click" and "select on hover". So it's gonna be either one. Now I prefer to show bubbles. -Mikael 00:37, 16 October 2010 (CEST)

TODO History

  • Move ajax-called .php's to their own directory from /lib/ - it's a bit messy now when everything is there. Maybe /lib/ajax/
    • Maybe just /ajax/ - then /lib/.htaccess can have deny from all. guaka 15:44, 15 October 2010 (CEST)
      • Done.-Mikael 20:09, 15 October 2010 (CEST)
  • Russian bubble appears somewhere in the far middle-of-nowhere east of the country, whereas 99% of spots are located at the European part of Russia. Maybe possible to manually set this bubble to appear e.g. near Moscow?
    • Moved it to near Nizhny -Mikael 13:26, 16 October 2010 (CEST)
  • Loading animation when changing public transport catalog -country?
  • Country mouse hover popups look funny (update local graphics for openlayers?)
  • Clicking in Statistics on a city name (e.g. Victoriaville, most spots!) search doesn't find it. Same with other cities.
    • Yeah, Geocoder is now broken, couldn't handle url-timeouts. Making it now much better... –Mikael 18:27, 16 October 2010 (CEST)
      • Fixed it. Now it's super cool and moves to next service if one is down or fails to give a result. =) -Mikael 00:21, 17 October 2010 (CEST)
  • Allow deleting your own waiting times
  • Waiting time: Well, max 4 hours of waiting seems optimistic, but there is a spot where I waited (3 times) between 8 and 10 hours. How to add these? If I choose 4h, travelers might be disappointed ;) It might be more useful to find a better way to add time, maybe a box that clearly gives the hitchhiker the possibility to choose hour and minutes, though that can be more difficult than just picking a number of out a box. --Platschi 11:34, 16 October 2010 (CEST)
    • Of course people can still express themselves in comments / rating. I was thinking to add same kind of distribution image about timings than there's about votes. -Mikael 15:55, 16 October 2010 (CEST)
      • Came up with something: combining both easy select and free-inputs. :-) Now there's "other" option in dropmenu and it allows you to put in timing in hours+minutes. -01:05, 18 October 2010 (CEST)
        • Why not produce a histogram like with the ratings? Prino 20:47, 30 November 2010 (CET)
  • Show links to infopages about public transportation in city
  • Enable search with funny languages.
  • More map layers (In demo: OSM + Google)
    • OSM
    • Google
    • MS Virtual Earth (they've got more roads for some countries compared to Google/OSM)
    • Yahoo
  • Translation of strings in JS-files
  • Opt-in yahoo/bing -map layers & selecting default layer.
  • FB-connect
  • Connect userlogin to the mediawiki login
  • If using FB-Connect, why not OpenID like on hitchwiki? :)
    • I know only how to implement FB-connect. But sure OpenID also. ;-) Anyway we need to look how we'll do this, maybe allowing registrations trough MediaWiki would be the best solution and then just using user-db for extra settings in Maps. -Mikael
      • Yeah, I think it's easier to stick to one user db. guaka 19:37, 13 October 2010 (CEST)
        • Got any spare time to look into a MediaWiki login api? ;-) Should be easy to integrate. -Mikael 20:29, 13 October 2010 (CEST)