[Wiki Loves Monuments] Better documentation of tools

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Mon Dec 12 21:12:21 UTC 2011

Hi Strainu,

Op 12-12-2011 22:03, Strainu schreef:
> 2011/12/12 Andre Koopal<andre at molens.org>:
>> There are already other tools that from the lists will put coordinates
>> on pictures tagged with an ID as well.
> Can you provide some links please? I'm trying to keep up with all the
> cool stuff that's happening around the images from WLM, but it's
> getting harder (which is a good sign!).
That's exactly one of the weaknesses we identified in the evaluation: We 
have a lot of tools, documentation and other things, but it's not well 
structured at all making it impossible to find.
> In the specific case of
> Romanian monuments, I'm more likely to encounter the other case -
> articles or images have coordinated, but the list doesn't - wh only
> have about 100 cordinates in the list.
Most of the tools are described at 
The flow of information for the coordinates is: List on Wikipedia -> 
database -> bot on Commons. So exactly in the wrong direction for you. 
This is by the way the reason why I'm not automagicly adding images. I 
would create a loop: List on Wikipedia -> image & id in database -> bot 
on Commons adds identifier template to image. Image on Commons with 
identifier -> compare with list -> bot adds image to list in Wikipedia.
Anyway, back to the coordinates. On Commons we use the coordinates of 
the photographer. That's next to the object, but not exact. You could 
maybe use a tool like http://toolserver.org/~locator/coordinates.php here?


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