Grants:Project/Rapid/Maurice Flesier/Wiki Finds Cemeteries Turkey

Maurice Flesier/Wiki Finds Cemeteries Turkey 2022
To create an archive in Wikimedia Commos by organizing a photo walk for notable deceased persons' cemeteries, and also to use these photos in Wikimedia projects.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Turkish WP and other language versions.
start date11 January
end date31 March
budget (local currency)17,080 TL
budget (USD)1,843 USD
grant typeIndividual
granteeMaurice Flesier

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Please see the sample Photowalk application before drafting your application.

Project Goal edit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. You can add details to each goal.

  1. To upload files images to Wikimedia Commons.
  2. To Add and improve content in Wikidata items and Wikipedia pages: With this project, related images and grave coordinates will be added to Wikidata items. Revising the articles of people with incorrect birth and death information.
  3. Recruit new editors, participants and photographers for Commons and Wikipedia.
  4. Engage existing editors: This project is intended to engage existing editors by showing them how to take, upload, post, and link images to Wikipedia pages and Wikidata.

Project Plan edit

Activities edit

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?

There will be total of 27 walks, two walks in every city (except Istanbul and İzmir. There will be 16 walks for a total of 54+ cemeteries in Istanbul and 7 walks in İzmir), the walk will be started by 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for each and every day and there will be minimum of 5 participants on each Walk

2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?

This project will enrich the articles of notable deceased people who do not have any image files. In addition, with a file archive will provide updates and corrections to the relevant parameters in the Wikidata and Wikimedia projects. One of the main reasons this topic is a priority is to dominate the constant interest of content providers for the title "her/his death" in Turkish Wikipedia articles and to increase the number of very limited grave photos.

3. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

For now, I only gave information on the official telegram account of the Wikimedia Turkey User Group.

4. How will you let participants know about the photowalk? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will let participants know through Village pump, we will contact with WMTR and TR WP official Telegram account group to communicate with them. Additionally, invitations will be send via e-mail, Wikipedia user message pages, WP banner, and traditional online WikiTuesday conversations.

5. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?

First, the images will be upload to Wikimedia Commons. All of these images we will be taking will focused cemeteries and most of these cemeteries related articles in Wikipedia doesn't have images. So the existing editors will work effectively to link those images to the related pages in Wikidata and Wiki's language versions.

6. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Most of the editors doesn't have DSLR camera, only few does, so a few camera will be hired for the walks. For professional shoots, it is aimed to give a briefing in the group meeting before the photo walks and to include one participant with photography skills in each group.

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

It's the first photo-walk experience for Turkish Wikipedia community, therefore its success is very important for us. This project is important for the development and improvement of Wikimedia Commons and other Wikimedia projects.

8. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

Yes, it will be a face-to-face meeting and a single training session in this meeting for two city. Before each meeting, all participants must pass an Antigen or PCR test before 24-48 hours, this will reduce the risk of infection with Covid-19. The training will focused on snapping and uploading images, releasing license and basics of making edits and contribution to Wikimedia Commons. Please see our Risk Assessment Tool.

Impact edit

How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants: 10-15
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: more than 750
  3. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: Min. of 400 images and max. of 500 images.

Resources edit

What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Human resources: Members of WMTR and individual Wikimedians.

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

We for the winners of the contest we calculated online gift cards (in the top three winners) and various certificates for all participiants.
Sl.No Item Quantity Rate (TL) Total (TL) Rate (USD) Notes
1 Vouchers and prizes 3 2300 2300 248,6 The award will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person who takes the most photos and contribute.
2 Hall 1 500 53,9 Cost for venues to hold a training.
3 Data 1000 1000 108,3 Cost of data to upload images to Wikimedia Commons and to carried out training
4 Graphics design images: 10 350 350 37.8 Images that will help in making promotion online, and images to be used in during the projects
5 Transportation and accomodation 17 days (İncluding Istanbul and İzmir) 3.883 3.883 420 The amount to spent for transportation from one city to another for 36 days, four days on each city, during every walk transportation is required from one place to another, as the city is large.
6 Certificate 15-20 20 x 50 1000 108 Certificate of participation to participants in the photo walk
7 Hiring of Camera 3 camera 250 (average) x 3 DSLR camera 1200 458,4 The camera that will be hired for the photo walk for 17 days, each camera will be hired for 17 days at 4250 TL.
8 Food & snacks 17days x 15 per = 255 2780 300 Refreshments for 15 participants for 17 days, it is going to be snacks, water and drinks.
9 Food & snacks 20 parti (max.) x 50 1000 60,000 108,3 The amount of money to spent for food to participants and organisers during training.
Grand Total: 17.080 TL / 1,843 $ as of October 15, 2021 in

Endorsements edit

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  •   Support --ToprakM 07:28, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  •   Strong support I think this will be one of the first projects of this kind not only in Turkey, but also in the region. An excellent project for enriching Wikipedia content (in different languages) with images, as well as enriching Commons with new, free licensed images. – Mehman 97 13:57, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - Dr.Wiki54 (talk) 22:16, 28 October 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - I'm supporting this project. Turkey has a lot of valuable cemeteries. Jelican9 (talk) 13:18, 10 December 2021 (UTC)