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Support neededEdit

Hi, I am from Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in India organizing team. We were discussing about requesting three kinds of support from international team.

  1. Previous years, we could't spend much time on promotion and advertisement of the event. From this year, we would like to work on it. Is there any way that international team can support us in this area?
  2. To reach mobile users, WLM should have an user-friendly app. There is one for Italy, which is live on Google Play Store. Can the international team develop/fork such app for all countries, so that we can reach more participants?
  3. Can we start thinking about embedding Wikidata generated maps on our Commons event page for better visualization of the location and basic data of the monuments, or may be have option for uploads from there?

I understand that, #2 and #3 might take some time and effort, but if WLM international team can invest some resources there, that would be helpful for us to better organize the events. Thanks, -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 13:09, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

I thought if you have coordinates of all monuments #3 is pretty much automatic, see for example how we have done this in the Russian Wikivoyage: voy:ru:Культурное наследие России/Московская область/Подольск (just one specific city) generates this map. We have the coordinates manually inserted on the page, but if the coordinates of all your monuments are in Wikidata I guess they can be read from there automatically.--Ymblanter (talk) 13:59, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
@Ymblanter:, thanks for the links. Is there any documentation by which we can replicate this for our workflow? Also, {{Geogroup}} helped to get similar kinds of maps, but currently its not working after the tool url has shifted from toollabs to toolforge. --Bodhisattwa (talk) 16:01, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
I do not think you need any special tools, just copying the template should work but I will ping @Atsirlin: in case he knows more useful details. I do not think we have documentation though, sorry for this.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:44, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi Bodhisattwa Thanks for the message. Replying point-wise;
  • I request to elaborate and be more specific. If you are looking for finances, WMF would be able to help. If you are looking for expertise, you can post a message on WLM mailing list to gather some ideas from other organizers. Alternatively, if you are looking for help regarding social media, this group on Facebook could be of help. Let us it is anything else.
  • There is a proposal to integrate WLM into Wikimedia Commons app, part of the larger Commons app development. We have requested for an update from the team working on this, and there will be one soon.
  • I hope Ymblanter's response helped, at least to extent. The International Team hasn't thought about this, I am eager to see what Atsirlin has to say regarding this, and explore possibilities.
KCVelaga (talk · mail) 17:24, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Add outlink for Swiss monumentsEdit

I would like to ask to add an outlink for monuments of class A in Switzerland to the government database. It seems that all objects in the national inventory have a government page with the same identifiers, e.g. could link to which would be quite useful. I hope you can add that. Best --hroest 16:43, 14 July 2020 (UTC)