Talk:GLAM/Newsletter/July 2018/Contents/Brazil report

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Great collection of maps, and nice to look at them. Is there a reason that you selected the {{Art Photo}} template and not the {{Map}} template for this upload? As Map offers easy georeferencing and other things specific for maps it might be a better choice. If you have already documented your choice of template I'd be happy to see what made you pick that one. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:07, 9 August 2018 (UTC)[]

@Axel Pettersson (WMSE): Hello. Thanks for looking to this work, and thanks for your question. The decision to use the Art Photo template is associated to our upload strategy. What we have been doing is first feed Wikidata (see Q55212552) and then upload to Commons with minimal local information and connect the file to the Wikidata item (see this upload and its thin code). So far, the template that is more suitable for this kind of Wikidata feeding of metadata on Commons has been the Art Photo. Our decision for this strategy has been for gaining efficiency. Yet, now that you commented we should have worked on improving the Map template and use, which is actually still possible, as we can just run a batch-edit. I hope this answer makes sense. --Joalpe (talk) 18:03, 9 August 2018 (UTC)[]
Hi Joalpe, and thanks for your reply. I can for sure understand using that template, and think moving on with modifying the Map template might be a way to go also. You may also want to look into what Structured data on Commons could do to make this easier, as the plan is to have something up and running this fall (IIRC). /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 06:59, 10 August 2018 (UTC)[]