Last modified on 14 June 2011, at 04:00

Commons:Batch uploading/Geographicus

Geographicus Rare Antique MapsEdit

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps is a specialist dealer in fine and rare antiquarian cartography and historic maps of the 15th though 19th centuries. A large portion of their inventory of authentic antique maps is online at their website. The owner send an email to OTRS and Pharos brought him in contact with me. It's a collection of about 2000 old maps. The owner was perfectly happy with me using dezoomify to get the high resolution images. Stuff used to get this batch upload going:

I have a comma separated file with all the metadata. I loop over all images:

  • Get the metadata and do a bit of cleaning up
  • Construct the title: <product_name> - Geographicus - <id>.jpg
  • Construct the description: Basically just put all fields in User:Multichill/Geographicus
  • Check if the title doesn't already exist (probably the same file, dupe checking might be a bit problematic, have to find out)
  • Download the high resolution image using dezoomify
  • Do a dupe check
  • Upload the image

I could use some help to get User:Multichill/Geographicus/cartographers more complete. When the upload start it would of course be nice if people can help with Category:Maps from Geographicus to be categorized. Multichill (talk) 11:42, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Unknown artistEdit

Very nice batch Multichill.
One image I checked had the artist field linking to http://www.geographicus.com/mm5/cartographers/unknown.txt − maybe a bot could replace that by {{unknown|author}} ?
Jean-Fred (talk) 18:22, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Changed. When User:Multichill/Geographicus/cartographers is complete I will do a bot run to replace it. Multichill (talk) 18:43, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Geographicus linkEdit

Nice project and good file descriptions. I am just wondering on a small point: {{Geographicus-link}} does not really provide an accession number, shouldn't it go in the "references" field ?--Zolo (talk) 06:59, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

From {{Artwork}}: accession number: Museum's accession number or some other inventory or identification number. Provide also link to museum database if available.
It does provide an accession number. Take for example this image. The id is Hempstead-uscs-1925, this gives Geographicus code: Hempstead-uscs-1925 (a link to the source in the Geographicus database). I don't think this should go to the references section. Multichill (talk) 18:48, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
I think the passage from artwork documatation you quote made more sense in older versions of the template, when accession number was called ID. It is true that Geographicus link may be somewhat akin to an accession number, but it does not look like a number, so I think it sounds a bit odd. Since "Hempstead-uscs-1925" is a "code" and is "Necessary for phone orders", maybe we could simply change the layout of {{Geographicus-link}} to something like:
Geograhicus code : Hempstead-uscs-1925--Zolo (talk) 09:42, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
I have changed {{tl|Geographicus-link}, revert it if it is not good but I think it looks more logical this way in an "accession number" field (and the word code is used by Geographicus)--Zolo (talk) 14:30, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Broken uploadsEdit

Just a section to add broken files. Maybe we can get them later on:

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Also the low res file it is not the same as the map on the source link. Tm (talk) 04:00, 14 June 2011 (UTC)