Commons:Structured data/Get involved/Feedback requests/Interesting Commons files

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This page collects interesting media files (and other interesting phenomena) on Wikimedia Commons, as inspiration for modelling these cases in structured data in the future.

How to use this page?
  1. Please re-organize the page as you see fit!
  2. Please add your own examples!
  3. Please improve the explanations for the files! (Why is the file interesting? Which modelling challenges are there?)

Variations on the {{Information}} template[edit]

Interesting examples in terms of licensing and copyright[edit]

Media with difficult-to-copy-paste filenames[edit]

Strings in right-to-left languages are notoriously difficult to copy/paste, on desktop and even more on mobile. Note that switching to Wikidata-like identifiers instead of filenames would solve the problem.

Photos and scans of two-dimensional artworks[edit]


Photos of three-dimensional artworks[edit]


A PNG file can be fix or with moving parts --Rical (talk) 10:23, 19 December 2017 (UTC)


File:Anthem of Europe (US Navy instrumental long version).ogg - {{Musical work}} template with three authors: composer, lyrics author and performer and separate licenses for each


Text documents (PDF, DJVU...)[edit]


Maps use the template Map. It displays similar properties as the Artwork template, with added information from other templates. Additionally, the bounding box or the centroid of the map can be described with coordinates. The Map template displays a link to Wikimaps Warper, where it is possible to georectify the map and align it with a base map. If the map has been rectified with the Warper, the Map template knows it. The properties used in the Map template have been listed and mapped to Wikidata properties in the Wikidata WikiProject Maps: Historical map properties page.


  • Category:Louvre G 133 the artwork in itself depicts lot of stuff ; each individual pictures depicts just a part of that


(random picks; there may be better examples)

Going beyond the metadata of such files (including the real-world meaning of different columns), would a SERVICE be possible to access the actual contents of one of these files from a query?

Interesting curation of media files[edit]