Please do not send any mail to me on Wikiloves monuments as I am not able to read these mails and respond.
R K S Rathore
10, Govind Nagar
AGRA 282 010
restarting the thread with a correct title now :)
2012/5/22 Platonides <platonides(a)gmail.com>
> On 22/05/12 01:11, Kilian Kluge wrote:
> > So what do I suggest you do instead?
> > As I said, we're facing a similar (if not worse) situation in Germany.
> > We have literally more than one thousand institutions and authorities
> > that issue monument lists for areas ranging from single municipalities
> > to whole states (in total, there are about 1 million monuments). Many
> > of them do assign numbers, but they all start with 1, so we have the
> > issue that the IDs are not unique.
> > What we're going to do now that we have enough lists on Wikipedia: We
> > will use an already existing numbering scheme called the
> > Gemeindekennziffer which assings a unique code to each municipality as
> > a prefix to the official IDs. (The actual system is a little more
> > difficult, in fact, the Gemeindekennziffer is structured into
> > different parts, for example the first to numbers tell you what state
> > the municipality is in and so on. Therefore we'll just use the first
> > two numbers of the code as the prefix for states that have unique IDs
> > already.) This way, the IDs on Wikipedia and on Commons stay the
> > official ones, only inside the database we add a prefix which is not
> > OR but based on an official numbering scheme. I'm sure that you can
> > find a similar numbering system for Italy!
> What identifier is used by people when uploading the images?
> If the unprefixed one, how do you find out automatically the municipality?
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
As you all know, Wikimedia cares about how the trademarks of Wikimedia (the
logos etc) are being used, but at the same time likes to enable the
community to do what it is best at - including organizing Wiki Loves
Unfortunately it is unavoidable to have a requirement to ask permission to
use the Wikimedia trademarks when organizing Wikimedia stuff like Wiki
Loves Monuments - but the Wikimedia Foundation is trying to make this as
lightweight as possible.
All the chapters have already sufficient permission to use the trademarks,
so don't have to bother about this. However, if you're organizing Wiki
Loves Monuments in a country *without* a recognized chapter, please get in
touch with Asaf Bartov at the Wikimedia Foundation (abartov at wikimedia.org,
you can keep me in cc) and you will be helped as soon as possible with
getting permission for your local organization/organizing team to get
trademark permissions for the duration and purpose of this contest. That
way you can mention Wikipedia and use the Wikipedia logo in your press
releases and on your websites/events (appropriately of course). This
shouldn't be a big deal, but it is unfortunately a bureaucratic loop we
have to jump through.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
the Lombardia region has released the list of monuments with free license
and some groups are working to ask to other regions to do the same.
In addition Italy has reached an agreement with WWF (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Fund_for_Nature) to include also
the naturalistic parks owned by that association.
The real problem is that all these lists are heterogeneous and don't have a
single identifier valid for all of them and there could be the risk to have
For this reason WM IT is working around a *new* system of single identifier
to have all these lists in a single repository and to avoid any problems
connected with duplicates.
good news for the Upload Wizard: one of our main requests was deployed,
we can pass parameters via the URL now.
The parameters are:
id (i.e. campaign id/monuments id)
This allows us to do a "one-click-upload" for a monument. I'm sure you
have plenty ideas for that ;-)
An example would be:
Of course it works also without the campaign name and id for the
First tests looked ok, but I'm sure we need to test the details
(formatting of the values, format of the coordinates etc., extreme ideas
people could have ;-))
So it would be nice if you test it as much as you can and provide me
with your feedback here! Thanks a lot.
-------- Original message from Erik Moeller --------
Erik Zachte has compiled some new statistics for Wikimedia Commons.
Previously, WikiStats primarily captured the standard metrics (editing
activity etc.). Since Commons is first and foremost about media, those
metrics weren't as useful to see trends in activity. You can see the
new numbers starting here:
.. and they should be reliably and automatically generated going
forward. There are also some new summary graphs:
Note that we can break out in both tables the impact of Upload Wizard.
The numbers show that the growth rate of Commons increased very
significantly after UW was enabled in May 2011. The number of
contributors grew by about 25% from March 2011 to March 2012, compared
with ~12% in the prior year.
The numbers also clearly show the impact of "Wiki Loves Monuments" in
terms of the number of uploaders -- in September 2011, 22642 people
uploaded at least one file to Commons, a huge jump from the previous
month (16869). The number of uploaders quickly returned to previous
levels, but it's fantastic to see that a single event can bring in so
many new people.
Erik's working on some additional stats, but I wanted to share this
date with you. He's also going to write a blog post about this new
data. Please report any oddities or inconsistencies directly to him.
I also want to give a shout-out to Bryan Tong Minh who's been
maintaining the incredibly useful commons-stats here:
https://toolserver.org/~bryan/stats/ - which previously were my
primary source of relevant data (and there are still some stats there
that don't exist anywhere else).
Some weeks ago I had a call with Patrik Birrer from Lichtenstein
"Denkmalschutz-Kommission", he promised me they'll publish their list not
later than july... There are a maximum of 200 objects, 2 month should be
enohgh time to create some lists ;)
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:49 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org>wrote:
> Wonderful news! I hope someone can update the progress table for
> Liechtenstein once that happened :)
> 2012/5/19 Ilario Valdelli <valdelli(a)gmail.com>
>> Dear Lodewjik,
>> I have just had a mail with the Austrian team and Manuel and Beppo, who
>> is subscribed to this mailing list too, confirmed me that they have a link
>> with the local government of Liechtenstein and this country will be
>> included in the WLM 2012.
>> Kind regards
>> On 18.05.2012 18:42, Ilario Valdelli wrote:
>> I think that the inclusion of Liechtenstein can be done.
>> We have already the web domain www.wikilovesmonuments.li in our hands,
>> but I will confirm it as soon as possible.
>> Kind regards
>>> Also, we discussed shortly whether Liechtenstein could partipate this
>>> year with the support of Switzerland and Austria (like Andorra last year
>>> with the support of Amical) - could you discuss that with your collegues?
>>> It shouldn't be a lot of work, but it is a great thing for PR.
>> Ilario Valdelli
>> Wikimedia CH
>> Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
>> Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
>> Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
>> Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
>> Tel: +41764821371http://www.wikimedia.ch
>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
after a quick analysis and evaluation of the job to be done, Wikimedia CH
would announce that Switzerland will participate to Wiki Loves Monuments
I think that the list of monuments is already available and in few days we
will evaluate the remaining job to be done.
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich