Hi Srikanth

Many thanks for this.  It's very useful.  

Appreciate your initiative!

Also, just read Achal's comments on his interactions with you.  

Inspiring stuff!

Hisham Mundol
India Programs - Wikimedia Foundation

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On Apr 11, 2011, at 4:39 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.
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>  My infrastructure invasion... plus other images
> too.. on Wikimedia Commons. http://bit.ly/d50SIq
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