Thanks a lot for your suggestion. your idea sounds great, I ll definetly
check how to do it.
All the best
On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 11:54 AM Magnus Manske <magnusmanske(a)googlemail.com>
did you consider creating Wikidata items for the buildings? That would
* a list of buildings to work on
* a map of these (see )
* the ability to store, and query on, metadata (e.g. year build)
I have no idea if you have any of this metadata, or how easy it would be
to get it.
(green=Wikidata with image, red=Wikidata without image, blue=photo on
On Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:38 AM Jora Kasapi via Commons-l <
I am a freelance architect and quite a new Wikimedia Contributor. For
the last months I'm working on a project, together with some other
friends, that document all the forgoten, neglected buildings in the city
of Tirana (Albania) through making the community contribute to the further
development of it. You can learn more about the project by visiting
, which is build based on open source
tools and hosted on GitHub:
. An important element of
the documentation process of these old historical buildings are also the
photos taken by myself and other contributors of the project.
We thought to use Wikimedia Commons to add all the photos of these old
buildings of Tirana wich have a certain architectural and historic
I have already added some of the photos in different subcategories,
which you can find here:
I have used 'Old historical buildings of Tirana' as the main category
where the photos are at the moment and different subcategories for each
building. Each subcategory would have different photos of that certain
building where everybody can add even more photos for this subcategory. The
name of the buildings are not the official ones (simply because most of
them don't have official names) .This is more or less the way we thought
the categorisation and subcategorisation in Wikimedia Commons, would work
for the project.
At this point we would really want your opinion if this is the right way
to do it, or if it's alowed according to the way you generally proceed. I
have this project particularly at heart so I would really appreciate your
reply as soon as you read this email, without bothering to much of course.
Thank you in advance and kind regards!
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