Commons:WikiProject Aviation

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WikiProject Aviation


Welcome to the Aviation WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikimedia Commons' coverage of aviation. If you would like to join us, please add your name to the list of project members! And don't forget, join in the discussion!

  • To provide free-licenced aviation-related content for use across all Wikimedia projects.
  • Improve Commons' coverage by creating, expanding, and maintaining aviation-related content.
  • Create guidelines and recommendations for content relating to aviation, and provide a central discussion area.
The project generally considers any content related to aviation to be within its scope.
Internally, the project has developed several structural features to help in managing our extensive work:
The outreach department acts as a central location for various member outreach work, including obtaining content from photographers and other entities, recruitment of photographers and welcoming banners, and other related initiatives.
The assessment department focuses on determining and tracking the quality of Commons' aviation content under the various recognition schemes available on Commons. Bot-created lists of recent uploads of media within the project's scope can be found here (2015–2020).

Announcements and Open tasks


Images showing unidentified objects


Sometimes, users upload images without a proper description or categorization – mostly because they don't know what their photographs show, don't know how to add categories or simply forgot to provide a decent description. Within the scope of the WikiProject Aviation, there are some special categories that are used to gather those files. Users are invited to tag files with those categories, if they find pictures that show such unidentified objects. Of course, users are even more invited to browse those categories from time to time and see if they can add proper categories and descriptions to some of the files.

Resources for free aviation media


The following are sources for media relation to aviation which are either in public domain or are freely licenced, and which can be uploaded to Commons. Please take special care to read any necessary templates or copyright notices, and ensure that the media you are uploading is not a copyright violation.

  • Category:Aviation photographs by photographer — the photographers in this category have released particular works under varying licences. Pay special attention to the links on individual photographer templates, which indicate what specifically has been given permission for.
  • Flickr search for pictures licensed as cc-by-2.0 or cc-by-sa-2.0 on Flickr. Please read Commons:Flickr files for further instructions and use one of the tools described there for uploading. Be aware of the license laundering problem.
  • — large repositary of photos made by US military (and which are in public domain in US). Check out this page for guidelines for using DoD imagery. Keep in mind that some editors doubt status of photos from this site if there are no evidence that they're really by US military and can nominate such images for deletion.

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