User:Teratornis/Flickr examples

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This is a user subpage with some detailed examples of uploading images from Flickr to Commons. The procedure is generally not difficult, but it's easy to forget the details if I haven't done it in a while, because it requires some slightly awkward pointing, clicking, copying, and pasting. It would be nice to have a tool that would let me just click on a Flickr photo and say "Upload this to Commons". FlickrLickr is probably not that tool, because it seems to work backwards from what I want: I want to look at photos on Flickr and upload the ones I want, whereas FlickrLickr blindly mass-uploads photos from Commons, and then relies on humans to categorize the uploads on Commons after the fact. That does not take advantage of the specialized knowledge a particular human is likely to have (I am pretty good at categorizing photos of things I know something about).

Wind turbine photos[edit]

Use {{Flickr free}} to find some wind turbine photos on Flickr that I have not uploaded already.

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind turbine under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

American Wind Power Center[edit]

21:22, 21 April 2009 (UTC): Commons already had File:Vestasturbine.jpg, but here is another photo on Flickr of the same wind turbine:

Save the largest size to my local hard drive.

Get the {{Information}} template from Flinfo:

{{Information
|Description= Wind turbine at the Museum of Wind Power in Lubbock, TX.
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/36696344@N00/2815628840/ Wind Turbine]
|Date=May 24, 2008 at 09:35
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/36696344@N00 Diane Turner] from Arlington, United States
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Wind]]

Refine the Description and Categories that Flinfo generated automatically, and add a {{Location dec}} template with coordinates of the (probable) camera location:

{{Information
|Description= {{en|[[w:Vestas|]] V47-660kW wind turbine at the [[w:American Wind Power Center|]] museum of Wind Power in [[w:Lubbock, Texas|]].}}
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/36696344@N00/2815628840/ Wind Turbine]
|Date=May 24, 2008 at 09:35
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/36696344@N00 Diane Turner] from Arlington, United States
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}
{{location dec|33.581814|-101.824282}}
==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Lubbock County, Texas]]
[[Category:Vestas Wind Systems]]
[[Category:Wind power in Texas]]

Paste the wikitext into the Simple Commons upload form and upload the image. I uploaded the file to:

Search for more free photos:

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: "American Wind Power Center" under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

Here are two more showing some of the other older windmills at the museum:

A wind farm in Xinjiang[edit]

21:19, 12 June 2009 (UTC): I found a photo with:

Paste the photo's ID (2523005389) into the Flinfo form to get the pre-filled {{Information}} template:

{{Information
|Description= We passed through about 30 straight hours of desert with an occasional wind farm.
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/25921029@N05/2523005389/ Train to Xinjiang Provnice]
|Date=2008-05-08 10:57
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/25921029@N05 taylorandayumi] 
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
{{uncat}}

Refine the Description and Categories that Flinfo generated automatically. (I cannot add a {{Location dec}} template with coordinates of the (probable) camera location because the original photo does not specify its location precisely):

{{Information
|Description=Wind farm in Xinjiang viewed from the [[:en:Lanxin railway|Lanxin railway]].
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/25921029@N05/2523005389/ Train to Xinjiang Provnice] (''sic'')
|Date=2008-05-08 10:57
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/25921029@N05 taylorandayumi] 
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Wind power in China]]
[[Category:Xinjiang]]

Paste the wikitext into the Simple Commons upload form and upload the image. I uploaded the file to:

Fowler Ridge Wind Farm[edit]

20:20, 15 June 2009 (UTC): see:

I would like to upload all the photos from these two Flickr photosets:

Start with this one:

Paste the photo's ID (2621903424) into the Flinfo form to get the pre-filled {{Information}} template:

{{Information
|Description= The Benton County, Indiana ("Fowler Ridge") wind farm, near Earl Park, IN.  A view of part of the farm from US-52.
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/21881956@N05/2621903424/ Wind farm from US-52]
|Date=2008-06-28 10:31
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/21881956@N05 Patrick Finnegan] from Lafayette, IN, USA
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
{{uncat}}

Refine the Description and Categories that Flinfo generated automatically. (I cannot add a {{Location dec}} template with coordinates of the (probable) camera location because the original photo does not specify its location precisely):

{{Information
|Description= The Benton County, Indiana ("Fowler Ridge") wind farm, near Earl Park, IN.  A view of part of the farm from US-52.
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/21881956@N05/2621903424/ Wind farm from US-52]
|Date=2008-06-28 10:31
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/21881956@N05 Patrick Finnegan] from Lafayette, IN, USA
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

==Licensing==
{{cc-by-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Fowler Ridge Wind Farm]]

Paste the wikitext into the Simple Commons upload form and upload the image. I uploaded the file to:

More Fowler Ridge photos[edit]

I uploaded the rest of these and categorized them to Category:Fowler Ridge Wind Farm:

More Indiana wind power photos[edit]

These searches find some more photos, of large wind turbines in Benton County, of small wind turbines elsewhere, and of old water-pumping windmills:

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind farm Indiana under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind power Indiana under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind turbine Indiana under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: windmill Indiana under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

Somerset Wind Farm[edit]

Here's a nice photo by User:Kubina which doesn't seem to be on Commons yet:

Paste the photo's ID (2621903424) into the Flinfo form to get the pre-filled {{Information}} template:

{{Information
|Description= 
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/95118988@N00/845484106/ Windmills]
|Date=2007-07-08 15:00
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/95118988@N00 Jeff Kubina] from Columbia, Maryland
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}
{{Location dec|39.985637|-79.010109|}}
==Licensing==
{{cc-by-sa-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:2007]]
[[Category:Pennsylvania]]
[[Category:Windmills]]


Refine the Description and Categories that Flinfo generated automatically. (I cannot add a {{Location dec}} template with coordinates of the (probable) camera location because the original photo does not specify its location precisely):

{{Information
|Description={{en|[[:en:Somerset Wind Farm|]] in [[:en:Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset County, Pennsylvania]].}}
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/95118988@N00/845484106/ Windmills]
|Date=2007-07-08 15:00
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/95118988@N00 Jeff Kubina] from Columbia, Maryland ([[User:Kubina|]])
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}
{{Location dec|39.985637|-79.010109|}}
==Licensing==
{{cc-by-sa-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Somerset County, Pennsylvania]]
[[Category:Wind power in Pennsylvania]]

Paste the wikitext into the Simple Commons upload form and upload the image. I uploaded the file to:

Ecotricity's wind turbine at Swaffam[edit]

Here's a closer look at the nacelle and observation deck of this wind turbine:

Paste the photo's ID (280520440) into the Flinfo form to get the pre-filled {{Information}} template:

{{Information
|Description= a large wind turbine in Norfolk.
It was quite interesting being at the top.
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/32751486@N00/280520440/ thirty metre blades]
|Date=2006-10-23 14:01
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/32751486@N00 Crispin Semmens] 
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}
{{Location dec|52.649937|0.687675|}}
==Licensing==
{{cc-by-sa-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Blades]]
[[Category:Energy]]
[[Category:Glass]]
[[Category:Wind]]

Refine the Description and Categories that Flinfo generated automatically.

{{Information
|Description={{en|[[:en:Enercon|]] E-66 wind turbine with an observation deck belonging to [[:en:Ecotricity|]] in the English town of [[:en:Swaffham|]].}} 
|Source=[http://www.flickr.com/photos/32751486@N00/280520440/ thirty metre blades]
|Date=2006-10-23 14:01
|Author=[http://www.flickr.com/people/32751486@N00 Crispin Semmens] 
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}
{{Location dec|52.649937|0.687675|}}
==Licensing==
{{cc-by-sa-2.0}}
{{flickrreview}}
[[Category:Enercon GmbH]]
[[Category:Swaffham]]
[[Category:Wind power in the United Kingdom]]
[[Category:Wind turbines on public display]]

Paste the wikitext into the Simple Commons upload form and upload the image. I uploaded the file to:

Look for more photos:

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: swaffham under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: Ecotricity under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: EcoCentre under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind turbine viewing platform under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

None of those searches find any more results.

More uploads[edit]

08:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC): since the above examples are complete enough to illustrate the method, I don't need to repeat all the details for these additional uploads.

Blood Hill wind farm[edit]

Sloterdijk[edit]

Zeeland[edit]

IBEW wind turbine, Boston[edit]

I had searched for free photos of this wind turbine before, without success. It is another one for Category:Wind turbines on public display.

Wind turbine at Tucumcari[edit]

Here is another one for Category:Wind turbines on public display:

Huitengxile wind farm in Inner Mongolia[edit]

Get some photos of the Huitengxile wind farm which is in Inner Mongolia:

Items to copy for each photo:

|Description={{en|Huitengxile wind farm, [[:en:Inner Mongolia|]], People's Republic of China}}
[[Category:Inner Mongolia]]
[[Category:Wind power in China]]

Miscellaneous wind turbines[edit]

This search finds many photos (1,448 as of 09:23, 4 July 2009 (UTC)):

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: wind turbine under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

Record the photos I will like to upload. I prefer photos of wind turbines in locations where Commons does not have much coverage already. I especially like geotagged photos because this makes it straightforward to identify the wind farm, even if the photographer did not know the name. Knowing the name enables me to look up the specifications of the wind turbines.

18:28, 6 July 2009 (UTC): Flickr has a lot of wind turbine photos. I'm up to page 46 as I look through them:

Stopping here for now:

For some reason, the Flickr search does not go past page 61 of results, even though that's only about 732 results. The search page says 1,452 results, but I can only see about half of them. Here is the search with the option to sort by date:

That finds some photos I may have missed. This would be a good way to avoid looking at photos I have already uploaded.

Wind power in Japan[edit]

Sakata wind farm:

|Description={{en|Sakata wind farm, [[:en:Yamagata Prefecture|Yamagata Prefecture]], Japan}}  
[[Category:Sakata, Yamagata]]
[[Category:Vestas Wind Systems]]
[[Category:Wind power in Japan]]

Nunobiki wind farm:

{{en|[[:en:Nunobiki Plateau Wind Farm|Nunobiki Plateau Wind Farm]], [http://www.thewindpower.net/wind-farm-4255-nunobiki-enercon-e70-2000.php 33 Enercon E70/2000kW] wind turbines}}
[[Category:Enercon GmbH]]
[[Category:Koriyama, Fukushima]]
[[Category:Wind power in Japan]]

A photo by another Flickr user:


Wind power in South Africa[edit]


Wind turbines on buildings[edit]

This is an interesting niche class of wind turbine. It probably won't amount to much because of the problems with building turbulence and the limits on turbine size in a city, but putting the wind turbines close to the consumers reduces the need for long transmission wires.

See also: File:ScienceBargePier84.JPG and move it to Commons.

Altamont Pass Wind Farm[edit]

01:36, 19 July 2009 (UTC): I uploaded all of these:

The bits I need to paste in to the Flinfo output for every photo:

|Description= {{en|[[:en:Altamont Pass Wind Farm|Altamont Pass Wind Farm]]}}
[[Category:Altamont Pass Wind Farm]]

See User:Teratornis/Notes#sed command for a Flickr photoset for notes about how I generated the following wikitext from the photoset page HTML. This method is still not optimally efficient. See User:Teratornis/Notes#Improving the efficiency of the Flinfo method for some changes to Flinfo that might help.

Scroby Sands Wind Farm[edit]

Another big photoset:

|Description= {{en|[[:en:Scroby Sands wind farm|Scroby Sands wind farm]]}}
[[Category:Scroby Sands Wind Farm]]

Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm[edit]

Another big photoset:

which I found with the search:

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: Lincolnshire wind turbine under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa
|Description= {{en|[[:en:Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm|Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm]]}}
[[Category:TIV Resolution]]
[[Category:Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farm]]

But first, an individual photo by another Flickr user:

Here is the photoset:

Canary Islands[edit]

09:23, 24 August 2009 (UTC): here is a nice photoset from Flickr that shows up with the search:

Uploads to test the new Flinfo features[edit]

09:24, 28 September 2009 (UTC): I just updated {{Flinfo}} to use the new Flinfo features. See User:Teratornis/Notes#Modify Template:Flinfo. Test this with some manual uploads. The only manual steps remaining now are to:

  1. Download the original photo size from Flickr.
  2. Copy and paste the local filename into the upload form (actually into the file selector when I click the Browse button on the upload form).

Flinfo fills out most of the upload form with description, categories, and destination filename that I specify in the call to {{Flinfo}} now.

Wind power in Norway[edit]

File:Utsira utsyn4.jpg shows a couple of Enercon wind turbines on Utsira that are part of a Wind-hydrogen hybrid power system. That photo is from a Flickr photoset. More photos from this set that show the wind turbines:

Geothermal energy photos[edit]

Geothermal borehole house, Iceland[edit]

I stumbled across this interesting photo:

Several Flickr users have marked this photo as a favorite. Maybe someone will like on Commons.

Cincinnati[edit]

09:02, 22 October 2009 (UTC): look for freely-licensed photos about Cincinnati:

  • Search Flickr for images with the keywords: Cincinnati under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa

That finds 13,056 items.

See also[edit]