I must say that one lives and learns in the most unpredictable ways. 
This Sunday, at the Bangalore meetup, I learned that Srikanth (who I met 
for the first time) is finishing his last two years of school. Srikanth 
told me off-list that he is not the youngest Wikipedian in India. For 
the record, however, he is the youngest Wikipedian that I know in India. 
And it felt pretty amazing....

Glad that you do what you do Srikanth. The world is a better place with 
you editing it!


On Monday 11 April 2011 04:39 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan wrote:
> Heya all,
> Yesterday, at the 32nd Bangalore Meetup, Shubhashish, Ralph, Aniruddh 
> and I had a talk, and I decided to send this mail across.
> Not all people know about geocoding images, or adding multilingual 
> descriptions. I thought I would give a brief introduction to these two 
> concepts.
> Please NOTE : All examples used below are images uploaded by me.
>
> _1> Multilingual Descriptions:_
> While uploading a file, it is best recommended, to add a brief 
> description. By default, the language setting is English. However you 
> cann add as many as you want, and in the order of your preference. I 
> use Hindi first, and then English. EG: 
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Central-Silk-Board-Flyover.jpg
> I suggest adding descriptions in your local language and/or mother 
> tongue apart from English. It is irrelevant whether the language in 
> which you type has any connection the the picture. I have uploaded 
> pictures of Tamil Nadu with Hindi descriptions.
> You can type in Indian languages using http://www.Quillpad.in or 
> http://www.google.com/transliterate/
> Alternatively, you can use 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keymanweb/Keymanweb on Wikipedia 
> itself.
>
> _2> Geocoding images_
> Geocoding is a relatively easy process.
> You can use http://tools.freeside.sk/geolocator/geolocator.html to 
> generate geolocation tags.
> The process is simple, open Google Maps/Wikimapia/Open Street Maps, 
> locate the place in question, and copy the link, in Wikimapia, from 
> the address bar, Google maps, click on link, copy the first link, in 
> OSM, click on permalink, copy from address bar and paste it in the box 
> on the link given above.
> Click on Apply, it'll show the location in the map. Zoom in and give 
> final adjustments, if any to the location and copy the tags below. I 
> suggest {{location}} over {{coord}} as the latter is being 
> depreciated. Among the two {{location}} tags, I use the longer one.
> Add the location tags to the additional info box while uploading.
>
> Note:
> i] For some images, getting a location is easy. Eg: In 
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RCC-Magic-Box-Hosur-Road.jpg it 
> was easy as the picture's location is an important junction on a major 
> road. Locating it on the maps was an easy task.
> ii] For some pictures, it wasn't so easy, like 
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NH-209-Dimbam_Ghat.jpg I didn't 
> know where to place the exact marker, so I chose a hairpin bend from 
> the map that seemed most likely or close to the one I photographed. [ 
> /For those who have GPS enabled devices with you: Try saving the 
> location, or like I discovered later on, tweet out the something with 
> locations enabled and favourite that tweet for easy access later on./ ]
>
> I bookmarked, the Commons Upload Form, GeoLocator, and the Indic Text 
> tool on my browser bookmarks toolbar so it can be opened as and when I 
> take a photograph.
>
> If anybody has any problems or issues with the above matter, please 
> let me know. I'll be happy to help you out in any event you haven't 
> understood what I mentioned.
>
> Regards,
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan
> User:Rsrikanth05
> @rsrikanth05
>
> -- 
> Regards,
> ME.
> Wear a Lungi, Support the Movement
>  My infrastructure invasion... plus other images
> too.. on Wikimedia Commons. http://bit.ly/d50SIq
>
>
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