Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Multimedia and Commons/Map of user's uploads

Map of user's uploads

  • Problem: It is often difficult (especially for someone who has uploaded a lot of files) to remember if you have already uploaded a file that represents a certain place. A user accessible map to check (based on the file coordinates) which images have been uploaded would be very useful to the whole project.
  • Proposed solution: Create a map (similar to the one on Flickr) showing the uploaded photos and the coordinates they represent.
  • Who would benefit: The users and the project
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Mannivu · 13:42, 17 January 2022 (UTC)


  • This is a cool idea, though I'm not sure it is widely useful. Is this not possible in some way today in e.g. Petscan? --Izno (talk) 05:48, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
    @Izno I don't think that Petscan can do something like this (at least, after looking in every tab of the tool, I haven't found something that fits this needing). Mannivu · 16:40, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
  • In theory, commons:Commons:SPARQL query service [1] could help. Coordinates and authorship data should already be imported to the structured data. And SPARQL query service for Wikidata can draw results to a map, but I didn't try this in WCQS. --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 21:43, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
    There’s actually an example for it in the examples page: commons:Commons:SPARQL_query_service/queries/examples#World_map_of_files_authored_by_Wikimedia_Commons_user_'Coyau'. Jean-Fred (talk) 12:11, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  • I use Wikimap (mark Subcategories) for the example of my photos. — Draceane talkcontrib. 22:02, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  • This is already implemented in the WikiShootMe application. Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 14:02, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
    It's just a partial solution, as the one suggested by others. A user should create a SPARQL query and not everyone is able to do so. --Mannivu · 17:05, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  • I'd recommend managing this on your own desktop, using a photo library tool such as digiKam. Tag your images to show you've already shared them (with a tag named something like "contributed_cc4bysa"), and give each image geo-location data and other categories to help you group them (such as "Olympics_2012", "WikiLovesMonuments2019", etc) and the search filters in a decent photo library (such as digiKam) let you immediately see which images you have already shared and can overlay them on a map. It's a cute idea to be able to do this on the Wikimedia Commons side, but I suspect it would be quicker (and more efficient) to handle this on the photographer's system. --Bobulous (talk) 20:44, 5 February 2022 (UTC)