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Context

Many Wikipedia articles lack a picture, for instance most articles about Congolese towns or schools do not have a picture.

So when I travel to out-of-the-beaten-path places I always take tons of pictures, thinking I will upload them to Wikimedia Commons and link them from the relevant Wikidata article so that they can then easily be added to the articles in each language.

Problem

Too many picture and not enough time to upload them all. I need a tool that tells me what pictures are the most important, meaning the most susceptible to illustrate a Wikipedia article.

How it could work

The tool could:

  1. Scan my pictures folder, looking for pictures that are geolocalized (have a latitude and longitude in their EXIF).
  2. For each geolocalized picture, check whether a nearby item needs a picture (possibly using such a SPARQL query).
  3. Show me a list or map of of these place suggestions.
  4. When I select a suggested place, display:
    • Information:
    • a thumbnail of the picture,
    • the Wikidata item or a summary of it,
    • the Wikipedia article (if it exists) or the first paragraph of it, preferably in one of the languages I know, sometimes maybe using automatic translation,
    • potentially for several pictures, if I took several pictures at that place.
    • Action:
    • "No" button, that I will click if the picture(s) do are not a picture of the item (for instance the picture is taken at that school but it just shows a cat). This choice is remembered by the tool, so that suggestion will not show up again next month.
    • "Yes" button, that I will click if the picture indeed is a good representation of the item.
  5. Allow me to efficiently upload the picture, preferebly with caption/description pre-filled using the Wikidata item's label, description and type.
  6. Set the Wikidata item's image property to the identifier of the Wikimedia Commons picture.

Requirements

  • Free
  • Open source

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