The first wikipedia load this year has brought the total number of georeferenced wikipedia articles available on geonames to 611,758. English will soon cross the magic number of 100,000 (current=99,333) after 81,282 in November.
Thumbnail images for wikipedia articles are a new experimental addition to the geonames webservices, the full text search and the maps mashup. Around a third of all articles on geonames have thumbnail images. A simple algorithm determines which image to use as thumbnail if more than one image could be parsed from the original article.