The Commons WikiProject Canada
deals with Canadian
public domain image, video, and sound issues. It has been established in June 2008 to create consistency in media naming and categories on commons for Canadian related media. To do so, the project proposes flexible guidelines to face problems such as: naming, managing category trees, and describing photographs. Besides uploading media, you can also help improve images. Images/media which are inaccurate or of poor quality can be identified and improved upon. There could also be established an interwiki link to Wikimedia Canada
and Wikipedia WikiProject Canada
. There could be support given to Wikimedia
to organise drives to produce free photos of Canadian locations and petition Canadian governments to allow Commons to use some photos under crown copyright. The aim is to provide public domain media for every Canadian article. The emphasis is to detect missing pictures, missing categories and articles. For articles without images, find and upload media
to wikipedia article. Any featured images should be rotated on the English Portal:Canada
as well as on the French Portail:Canada
The Canadian Commons Wikiproject should help us to spot the areas of weak coverage, help to identify unidentified articles, see what aspects, provinces and work groups need improved coverage.
As of November 7
, there are 3320
articles within the scope of WikiProject Canada, of which 54
articles are featured
, and 9
images which were featured.
Illustrate the articles with authorized images
. Coordination of projects
Illustrer les articles avec des images autorisées
. Coordination des projets
Further information could be added, but remember to keep image names short and useful for everybody.
are the most convenient way to manage the whole collection of a countries geographical/political subdivisions as well as workgroups to enhance locating images. As there are many different situations depending on the geographical location/workgroup, it is wise to look into the Canadian category tree to see what exists already, and proceed from there. List new photos by Canadian place, photo topic or subject, year, season. List building by architecture, brick or wooden building, building use ie school, stadium, church etc. If uploading more than one photo in a specific area begin a new sub category within a main category within a few main categories. If it is a geographical feature such as a Canadian lake it may fall into a geographical category such as Category:Lakes as well as a Canadian category.