National and regional heritage institutions provide official data
Busy Wikipedians create monuments lists in Wikipedia
Each monument needs a unique identifier
The Wikipedia lists are built with template structures.
This allows easy Wiki-editing, and we can import them into our laaaarge monuments database with all monuments available. One set of lists (e.g. one country) is #configured by a tech-savvy person once.
„But the days grow short when you reach September!“
图片上传到了维基共享资源上* 18个国家。* 在2011年9月
How do all these images find their lists?
Contest participants provide the identifier when uploading.
erfgoed is Dutch for “heritage“, and a bot is a little program that automates dumb or boring work for us. erfgoedbot runs at night and harvests the lists at Wikipedia and all the uploaded images with identifiers and updates the laaarge database with this information. Based on this, erfgoedbot puts them in the correct categories at Wikimedia Commons. Finally, it provides Wikipedia with information which monument images are unused so the lists can be completed. And all that while we are sleeping …
The database connects the images on Commons with the monuments lists in Wikipedia via the monuments ID
Are there unused images for a monument?
Do we have geo-coordinates?
Which monument list is already illustrated?
But that‘s not all … we can built a lot of fancy tools!
Search monuments by country, keyword, municipality and more
Show helpful statistics for the photo contest
Show monuments#on a map
… or walk outside and find monuments with your smartphone
… we are able to deliver the updated and illustrated monuments lists back to our heritage institution partners free to use.
Let the free knowledge flow!