Hi Emilio!

Yeah, we've been facing that dilemma in Austria for a few years now, with 97% photo coverage of all monuments in Austria. This year we started "WikiDaheim" (translates to "Wiki in your home area"), which not only takes into account the monuments, but other aspects of everyday life in Austria. In case you're not fluent in German (who is, anyway? ;-) ), Google Translate does work on the website :-)



P.S.: I apologise if my post is already too off topic, but I do think that this issue is something that in the long term everyone will face.

On 1 September 2017 at 13:13, Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada <emijrp@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all;

Sure WikiLovesMonuments is an awesome project and it produces a lot of high quality images of notable cultural heritage.

But I will take this opportunity to remember a little known tool/project, Commons Coverage.[1] The motto is "Imagine a world in which every single free image is surrounded by other less than 1 km far away."

When you check country by country, you can see how much is still remaining.[2] If you zoom to low detail, you can see picture details.

Exploring the United States map[3], I have found a user who has been taking many pictures of roads and streets.[4] Or looking at Norway map, we can see that somebody took pictures while on a plane.[5]

Of course, this requires to attach coordinates to every picture you take, though improvements in technology is making this easier.

Time for a WikiLoveStreets or something at that scale?


[1] https://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/
[2] https://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#7/40.007/-4.691
[3] https://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#5/40.930/-96.416
[4] https://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#11/40.9195/-115.6009
[5] https://tools.wmflabs.org/commons-coverage/#8/68.825/19.523

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