Maps 1.0

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This page describes a release of Maps.

The latest Maps release is Maps 1.0.5.

Version 1.0 of Maps is the next major release after version 0.7, and the next release after version 0.7.7.

Upgrading existing installations

Maps 1.0 dependencies
Name Required Recommended Version Supported Versions
MediaWiki Yes 1.18 or above 1.17 or above
Validator Yes 0.4.8 0.4.8, 0.4.7

Installations of Maps 0.7.x can be upgraded by just replacing the files. Some features have been deprecated or removed, see below for more details. Do note that as of version 1.0, Maps requires MediaWiki 1.17 or above. If you are stuck with MediaWiki 1.15.x or 1.16.x, stick with Maps 0.7.x until you can upgrade your MediaWiki.

For upgrading older versions, please see the installation instructions.


For a full list of changes, see the Maps changelog.

New features

  • Added full Google Maps v3 support and set it as the default mapping service.
  • Added new geocoder making use of the new GeoNames API.
  • Added support for the auto-documentation features for parser hooks introduced in Validator 0.4.3.
  • Added resizeable parameter to all mapping services except OSM.

Removed features

  • Removed compatibility with pre MediaWiki 1.17.
  • Removed overlays parameter for Google Maps v2.
  • Removed the previously deprecated "display map", "display point" and "display points" parser hooks. Use their underscored equivalents, ie "display_map".

Internal improvements

  • Usage of the Resource Loader for all scripts and stylesheets.
  • Rewrote all the map JavaScript to jQuery plugins.
  • Rewrote the way parameters are translated to JavaScript. Now one big PHP object is json_encoded.
  • Improved KML formatter.
  • Use of Google Maps geocoding service v3 instead of v2.
  • Completed coordinate and distance parser/formatter unit tests and made them compliant with the MediaWiki unit testing support.


Maps 1.0 closes a number of bugs and minor issues that have been identified in earlier versions.

  • Fixed geocoding service overriding based on mapping service (merged in from Maps 0.7.5).
  • Fixed fatal error occurring when running maintenance/refreshLinks.php.
  • Fixed DMS coordinate parsing issue (bug 29419).
  • Fixed coordinate normalization issue (bug 29421).

Extended translations

As usual, translations have been extended thanks to the project.