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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Terryjoyce~commonswiki!
Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

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For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT (talk) 06:14, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Aerial images of Coryton and Shell Haven[edit]

Thanks for uploading these... and they're now tagged with the appropriate categories.

Do you have any images taken further east that show Canvey Island? - I'd love to add an aerial image to the wikipedia article. Oneblackline (talk) 23:37, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Categorising aerial images[edit]

Thought you might like to know; I've created a new category here for placing your aerial images of Essex. Oneblackline (talk) 13:13, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Great idea. When I get time I'll upload some more.

Terryjoyce (talk) 23:50, 20 January 2009 (UTC)


I noticed that your new images (very good btw) are placed in the "Aerial photographs of Essex", "Essex", and "Aerial photographs" categories. As "Aerial photographs of Essex" is a subcategory of both "Essex" and "Aerial photographs" - the images thus only need to be placed in the "Aerial photographs of Essex". To avoid over categorization like this, please try to be as specific as possible when adding the cats. If you're not sure, then try browsing the categories to see if anything suitable exists. If nothing suitable exists, then you can create it, but please also check the conventions in related hierarchies. Oneblackline (talk) 13:23, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Will do. Terryjoyce (talk) 00:30, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Image of Canvey's petrochemical site[edit] slipped my mind that this image (we discussed here) could be used elsewhere other than Canvey's infobox; so I've cleaned it up a touch and placed it in the in the petrochemical section. Oneblackline (talk) 17:03, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Village signs[edit]

Please could you tag any further image uploads of Essex village signs with the Category:Village signs in Essex (rather than with the Category:Essex). Thanks, much appreciated. Oneblackline (talk) 17:16, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Will do, when I looked before I couldn't find that category.

Terryjoyce (talk) 16:48, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I've added two more signs to that category. Terryjoyce (talk) 17:32, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

ok, no problem... I guess it was a delay in the system. Oneblackline (talk) 12:13, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Aerial images of Canvey (March 2009)[edit]

Excellent stuff. Thanks very much indeed for these... they're superb. I shall enjoy (immensely) tweaking them for Canvey Island. Oneblackline (talk) 16:00, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Glad you like them, I have taken quite a few other aerial photos today. I am working my way through them.

I'm going to be taking more aerial photos during the year, so if you think of anything that might be useful please let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Terryjoyce (talk) 20:50, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

I've just edited the Canvey article so it now has one (slightly tweaked) from the latest set as its leading image... looks great. I've also started a new commons category for the set and moved the files; see - Category:Aerial photographs of Canvey Island.

They look good. How do I start an Category? I'd like to start Rivers of Essex. Terryjoyce (talk) 00:43, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Further aerial images of Essex[edit]

Ideally... I think an aerial shot of every town and village in Essex would be good to add, and shots of the most prominent landmarks. The Hadleigh Castle article would benefit significantly from this. An aerial view reveals the original unified outline/plan... to me this unity is hidden when on site. Here's an example of the aerial view. An aerial view of the outline/plan of Tilbury fort would also be good (an example here), and perhaps a shot of the Port of Tilbury, and Lakeside Shopping Centre. The port at Harwich might also be worth considering, as is Hatfield forest and Epping forest.

Here's a list of all the towns in Essex, links to the wikipedia articles, and the current status (in regards to aerial images).

Ok These may take some time. I'll see what I can do.

Terryjoyce (talk) 00:40, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Great stuff. Oneblackline (talk) 18:02, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi Terry. I thought I'd let you know that I've edited this shot of Maldon (to remove any ambiguity with Heybridge) and made it the leading image for the WP article... Any chance you have other shots from this session which could show a bit more of Heybridge? oneblackline (talk) 16:17, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Not been here for a while, life's somewhat hectic, not even had time to fly. Sorry no photos of Heybridge yet. Terryjoyce (talk) 23:35, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Creating categories & Rivers of Essex[edit]

We already have the Category:Rivers of Essex... it's located in Category:Geography of Essex... anyway, I've noticed that you've uploaded a few images of the River Chelmer, and we don't have a category for that, so to create the category - go to an image of the Chelmer, click edit, and add the brackets and characters inside the following quotes to the bottom of the page - "[[Category:River Chelmer]]" - (replacing "[[Category:Rivers of Essex]]") then save the page. A red link to the category will be at the bottom of the saved page; click the link, then add "[[Category:Rivers of Essex]]" to the new page, then save it. This last action will create the category. An alternative method for creating a new category would be to add the name of the new category and the category syntax "Category:River Chelmer" to the url "" then paste the result " Chelmer" in the address bar of your browser, hit your enter (or return) key, then add the string "[[Category:Rivers of Essex]]" to the page, and then save it.

The creation of categories is far from straight-forward, but I hope this helps somewhat. Oneblackline (talk) 18:02, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes that's helped, however in "Rivers of Essex" Not all the rivers show in the subcategories.

Terryjoyce (talk) 23:17, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

The existing categories are; the Crouch, Lee, Roach, Roding, Thames. If you see those, then you're allright. Oneblackline (talk) 17:35, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes I can see them,but there should be other rivers there too. Terryjoyce (talk) 23:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure I know what you mean... which rivers are you expecting?.. the "Rivers of Essex" categories at wikipedia are separate from those that exist here (at the commons). If the cats aren't mirrored or complete here, then we have to create the necessary cats manually. oneblackline (talk) 16:30, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I have taken some pictures of the river ter which I assigned the category rivers of essex, so i thought that would put the river ter into the rivers of essex. 01:00, 28 March 2009 (UTC) Terry

Tagging an image with a particular category (e.g. Category:Rivers of Essex) places the image in that exact category, the system software doesn't automatically move it to an appropriate sub-category (e.g Category:River Roach), or automatically create a new appropriate category (e.g Category:River Ter). Some bots exists which categorise files by determining from the file's description the appropriate categories, but from my experience the bot is only as good as the description... and that in itself (writing a clear description of an image) can be problematic... not to mention; the bot interpreting the most significant words in a description, and matching them with the current categories. oneblackline (talk) 13:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi Terry, I'm not sure if this is how I should go about this so sorry if it isn't. I am a marine biology student and am carrying out a project on the saltmarshes opposite the Hythe (Heybridge side) in Maldon and was wondering if you have any other photos of that area? I have been searching for one for a while now and your name keeps popping up on pictures but this is the only place I have been able to find to possibly contact you. Do you have a website with all of your pictures on? They are fantastic! Thanks, Kate

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