Connected Open Heritage; Wiki Loves Earth; Water data on Wikidata
Connected Open Heritage
First batchupload of images from Kulturmiljöbild completed
In the beginning of June we completed the first batch upload of 8288 images from The Swedish National Heritage Board's photographic database (Kulturmiljöbild). The focus of this first upload were images which depicted listed buildings or archaeological monuments in Sweden. Since the metadata specifies exactly which object is depicted these can easily be included in either Wikipedia articles or on Wikidata items. Go to this category to start exploring the images.
This is the first of several batch uploads from the Kulturmiljöbild collection, in the coming months we will upload more images from both their Swedish and international collection. The images contained in the collections spans from documentation from excavations, item/building photography, hand made drawings to areal photography.
A drawing from the 1800s of the Drotten ruin.
Areal photography of the Eketorps fortification.
Restoration work being performed on the Rök runestone.
The amount of cultural heritage data on Wikidata is steadily increasing as we continue to work on processing and migrating the Wiki Loves Monuments database. We have now uploaded all of the Swedish monuments along with the Danish archaeological monuments. You can explore the Danish data through this map.
Wiki Loves Earth
In June Sweden participated in Wiki Loves Earth for the first time. Over 1000 images were uploaded as part of the competition and the jury are now starting the hard work of deciding a winner amongst these. There are still some images which don't say which place they are depicting, if you want to help out with sorting these out get in touch on T169762.
As part of the preparation 3000 items were created (and another 1500 were updated) on Wikidata based on the official data from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. If you would like to explore the competition contributions why not combine it by making sure the images get used by the corresponding Wikidata item? If you want to help out get in touch on T169762.
Water data on Wikidata
June was the last month of the year long collaboration between Wikimedia Sverige and the Kalmar County Administrative Board focusing on importing environmental data for water bodies to Wikidata. Under the Water Framework Directive all member countries of the European Union are obliged to report on the environmental status of their water bodies to the European Environmental Agency. This data is all structured and standardised and thus a great fit for Wikidata.
The aim of the project was to created a framework which can be used for importing water data from any member country that reports under the Directive. This included both writing the code for doing this and mapping the existing data to Wikidata and suggesting properties where new ones are needed. We also imported a subset of the data available for Swedish water bodies and started the discussion about the need for more of the member countries licensing their data under CC0. For more details read our final report.
Water bodies in Sweden coloured by their Ecological status (interactive map)
Water bodies in Sweden coloured by their River Basin District (interactive map)
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