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The first time it is a bit complicated, but subsequent fountain additions will be a breeze. And remember, your contribution is valuable.
Instructions in three separate sections :
- Section 1 : Adding fountains to the OpenStreetMap database #Create a new fountain in OpenStreetMap
- Section 2 : Uploading photos in Wikimedia Commons #Add a photo of a fountain to Wikimedia Commons
- Section 3 : Linking photos from Wikimedia Commons to OpenStreetMap #Link a Wikimedia Commons image to an OpenStreetMap Fountain
For section 1 of the instructions we find it easiest to have accurate geocoordinate codes prepared. We suggest either using the built in capabilities of your mobile phone or downloading one of the many app from either the Apple Play Store (IOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Here are some suggestions :
For section 2 of the instructions you will need to have downloaded to your home or laptop computer the photo of the fountain. Please consider taking a photo of the fountain which is zoomed in because it will show up as a relatively small image on the application.
For section 3 a fountain in OpenStreetMap must already be pre-existing and you must have a photo downloaded to your computer and have the geocoordinates at hand.
After the drinking fountain is created in the underlying database it will be freely available to the public on OpenStreetMap and through the European Water Project application. The drinking fountain you add to the OpenStreetMap database will not appear right away on websites or applications using OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia data until they refresh their databases.
Please only provide information that are generally accepted and not proprietary. Abuse will not be tolerated by the database communities.
Create a new fountain in OpenStreetMap
Follow step by step as shown here
Zoom in using the + in the top right and search for the area where the fountain is located using the top left search bar
Add the geolocalisation code in the search bar (type the longitude, put a comma, and then type the latitude).
You now see a red pin showing the location of the drinkable water fountain you want to add. Click on Edit on the upper left menu of the screen. You then see an aerial view of the location where you want to place the fountain. Check that it is correct.
Alternatively, you can directly zoom in to the right place and in the edit mode, place the fountain at the right place (since you know where it is «on the ground»). Advantage: You don’t need an extra tool for geolocalization.
Scroll down menu to « All tags ». Click on « + » under « amenity » to create two other tags. drinking_water = yes and name = "the name you choose"
You are almost there ! 2 last steps to save your new fountain properly:
Click on the save button on the top right of the screen.
In the upper left window of the screen, under « Changeset comment », write : « Added new fountain ». Click on « Upload ». Congratulations, you have just added a new water fountain !
Add a photo of a fountain to Wikimedia Commons
This section explains how to add an image or multiple images to a fountain.
- Create a Wikidata account (sign up here) and/or log in (here)
- An OpenStreetMap fountain needs to exist. To learn how to create a new fountain item in OpenStreetMap go to the section #Create a new fountain in OpenStreetMap:
Get the picture from your computer files, upload it and when done, press « continue ».
Confirm copyright information
On the page with the two links, use the one which starts with https://
« To link in HTML, copy this URL ». Press « copy ».
This is the link which you will put in the OpenStreetMap fountain
For those of you have already added a fountain. This will be an image tag
Link a Wikimedia Commons image to an OpenStreetMap Fountain
This section explains how to link a photo from Wikimedia Commons, often referred to as Wikicommons to an OpenStreetMap photo.
The prerequisite for completing this section is for their to be
1) an OpenStreetMap fountain for which you want to add a photo and for you to have an OpenStreetMap Account. To keep things simple, most objects within OpenStreetMap are referred to as Nodes. If this is not yet done, go to #Create a new fountain in OpenStreetMap
2) a photo of the fountain in Wikimedia Commons (Wikicommons) for which you have the link. If you have not yet put your photo in Wikicommons, go to : #Add a photo of a fountain to Wikimedia Commons
Go back to OpenStreetMap Go back to the water the area where you just added a water fountain. Click on « Edit » (upper left screen), and only then will you see the fountain you just added. Select the red pin and it will start blinking. Scroll down the left menu to « All tags » and add a new tag (« + » under amenity) Type « image » in window. On the right, paste the url that was previously copied in Wiki Commons. Click on top right icon « save » Indicate in « changeset comment » window : « picture added ». Upload. Congratulations, you just added a new picture !!!
Either go to the fountain you created in #Create a new fountain in OpenStreetMap or zoom in to the area of the map where the fountain is located. On the next step you will query the features by clicking on the arrow with the question mark on the right hand menu.
Query the fountain by selecting the query tool and click on the fountain. Shown in the circle on the illustration. On the left display area will be a selection of nearby map objects. Hopefully the fountain node (the language for a map item) will display. Click on this item to go to the next step.