CCing the Wiki Loves Monuments list. Maybe someone feels like helping out.
Op 28-3-2012 0:10, Alexander Wagner schreef:
> I only found these kgs_nr. Haven't found an easy way to harvest them.
> I found a way, but not an easy one:
> 1) Goto http://kgs-gis.admin.ch/kgs.php
> 2) Zoom out to max
> 3) check "Kulturgüter" on the left
> 4) Use the (i)-tool on top and draw a rectangle over all switzerland
> 5) all objects are shown in a list below the map. You also can
> download CSVs, unfortunately seperated in some hundred objecttypelists...
> Would this lists help you creating some script? I hope I don't need to
> add them manually...
We would somehow need to download all the csv files and put them in a
big table at the toolserver. It's probably not too hard to have a
program take the html page and look for all url's containing csv file.
For each file download it and insert it in a database at the toolserver.
Once we have this database we can compare it to the information we
already have about Switzerland and match items.
This is how I did it with the National Register of Historic Places. This
information is in the p_erfgoed_nrhp_p database at the toolserver
(server: sql). I wrote
for that. Could probably be adapted to work for Switzerland too.
Gonçalo Themudo is proposing to register WLM (as a global event) for
European Comission e-Inclusion Awards:
Since WLM is now worldwidespread, we think it makes more sense to run up
at the global level, instead of focusing on the Portuguese initiative.
What do you say? Please be quick. Deadline is May 4th.
Please keep Gonçalo Themudo in CC, as he is no longer subscribed to this
In the tradition of the Wikimedia office hours we are going to have Wiki
Loves Monuments office hours. We invite everyone who is working on
organizing Wiki Loves Monuments to join the #Wikilovesmonuments irc
channel on Freenode on Wednesday 2 May 20:30 (CEST). You can talk with
other people who are organizing and maybe dealing with the same
challenges and talk with the international organization .
You can use your favorite irc client or you can access Freenode by going
to http://webchat.freenode.net/, typing in the nickname of your choice
and choosing wikilovesmonuments as the channel.
We plan to do this regular basis depending on the feedback we get.
I'd like to share some discussion points we had recently with the
foundation's mobile app development. I would highly appreciate your
opinions, ideas and thoughts. Unfortunately, my next call with WMF is
already tomorrow evening (sorry for that).
The WMF will most probably develop an upload app for smartphones. We are
invited to provide ideas and requests for our - WLM - needs.
The basic, most simplified upload workflow would be borrowed from the
upload wizard and adapted to smartphones for the mobile Wikipedia
Another idea is an advanced workflow that would be provided already as
an Android or iPhone app (based on the PhoneGap framework), with
extended options for geolocation, additional campaigns like WLM or
uploading an image straight from the article (monuments list...)
>From my point of view, the most realistic approach (given WMF's
depolyment cycles and the timeline) is the basic mobile browser app -
that does not help us very much for WLM in its basic design, and due to
iOS restrictions it most probably would not work for iPhones. However,
maybe it could be slightly extended for our needs.
>From your point of view:
0) How do you generally feel about the mobile upload app for WLM - from
an international perspective?
1) What do you generally think would be a minimal requirement to make a
mobile app usable/helpful for WLM?
2) What would be next on your wishlist to make it real fun?
3) Any ideas how a team of volunteer developers could support staff
developers effectively with the mobile app? (I'll have to discuss that)
4) anything I did not consider here?
Some details about the plans can be found here:
Thanks for your feedback!
Here is an idea for the future, perhaps for WLM 2013.
I just finished scanning a set of 5 books, being a description of
Denmark's towns, counties and villages, by Jens Peter Trap,
printed 1898-1906. It is full of woodcut illustrations of what
Denmark looked like a century ago.
I'm sure we could find similar books from many countries. A photo
competition could be organized around taking new photos of the same
objects, from the same angle, trying to reproduce the old book.
Prizes could be given not only for fine photos, but also for similarity
with the old illustrations. This is of course most relevant for the
less known buildings and places, because we already have the main
Here's a picture of Gaardbogaard manor in northern Jutland,
Wikipedia has an article and a photo, but from another angle,
Here's the south portal of Fovlum church,
The Wikipedia article has two photos, but none that shows
this architectual detail,
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/
Libre Graphics Meeting is the conference for people involved in Free
graphics software and this year is taking place in Vienna, 2-5 May.
I will be there and submitted a talk proposal about WLM, it was accepted
and scheduled for 4 May at 17:30:
My plan is to focus on my personal experience in Romania but also talk
about the international competition and the importance of Wikipedia and
Don't ask for the slides, they are not written yet :) The most difficult
part for me will be the scarcity of statistic data about 2011.
nicu :: http://nicubunu.ro :: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com