Wiki Loves Monuments – share open-licensed images

Scotland has been voted the most beautiful country in the world in a Rough Guide readers’ poll.

Yet, we who live and work here can take it for granted that our beautiful locations, listed buildings and monuments will always be there… something that can never be fully guaranteed. That’s why it’s so important that we take the opportunity to document our cultural heritage now for future generations before it is too late.

Wiki Loves Monuments

The world’s largest photo competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, takes place for the whole of September each year but you can take pictures all year round. After days out, weekend breaks and holidays at home & abroad, there will be gigabytes of pics taken in recent months and years. These could remain on your memory card or be shared to Commons in September and help illustrate Wikipedia for the benefit of all. This is because articles with pictures are at least 20-30% more likely to be read. Entry is free and the best pics will win a prize.

The handy Wiki Loves Monuments UK tool which shows you places near you, indicated with a red dot, that require a pic.

Wiki Loves Monuments – dynamic map of Edinburgh showing listed buildings requiring an image (in red).

You just take a quick look at the map, take a pic and upload. It takes seconds and is the easiest way to take part in this year’s competition.

WLM map tool – Use this tool if you want to search for addresses, either in UK or further afield.

Don’t wait till it’s too late, do your bit today! Click here to view a map of your local area to get started.

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