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This is an Open submission for Wikimania 2017 that has not yet been reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 8010 - C1, T3
Title of the submission
Illustrating the flow of time - the possibilities of rephotography for Wikipedia
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Ivo Kruusamägi
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia Eesti / University of Tartu
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Images in Wikimedia Commons are mostly only searchable by text. Not only most of the files lack coordinates, but dealing with coordinates in Commons has been difficult and time consuming. But that does not have to be that way.
With a cooperation with Ajapaik.ee we are building a functionality to allow crowdsourced geotagging for the media files in Wikimedia Commons.
Besides collecting more metadata about the files and making them more easily findable, that integration would also allow interesting new features like rephotography. Integrating that with WLM could help to reinvent the competition and bring new life into it.
What is rephotography and how could that benefit Wikipedia would be the main topic of this talk.
What will attendees take away from this session?
This presentation will give an insight about upcoming project, that has a huge potential for Wikipedia.
Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
don't know
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  1. Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 11:26, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]