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Where does Wikipedia's information about come from?

This visualization shows the geography of source citations in Wikipedia's articles about places in . All URLs that appear in articles are considered sources, and their location is inferred using a novel geoprovenance inference algorithm. Click a specific country to drill down to articles about it.

For more information, refer to our paper:
Shilad Sen, Heather Ford, Dave Musicant, Mark Graham, Oliver Keyes, and Brent Hecht. 2015. Barriers to the Localness of Volunteered Geographic Information. Proceedings of CHI 2015. New York: ACM Press.

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Geography of sources

country citations %

*Only includes sources in geo-tagged articles. Source countries are distributional estimates and not exact. See our paper for details.

Most viewed articles

article views %

*Views of articles over 168 randomly chosen hours (one week's worth) during the past year. Only includes in geo-tagged articles.

Most cited sources

source citations %

*Domains viewed less than 5 times not shown. Domains whose country is not inferred with high confidence not included. Only includes sources in geo-tagged articles.