On 2/28/07, S Page <skierpage@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Follow the instructions in your local INSTALL file (perhaps it's in
> httpdocs/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/INSTALL).

that is indeed a good idea :) i have just used the one linked in the and not even though of lookin it up in the file i've downloaded. i will get right on it.

> That seems more a MediaWiki question.
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Images_and_other_uploaded_files has
> information and useful links.
that is true, thanks for the link.

> It's not clear what you want to do.

about the project: it's more or less a spare time project to build a new form of graffiti site. not just the 1000th gallery page in the web, but the ultimate archive where you can find exactly the pictures as you describe as well as the exact piece you're searching for. i will be working together with my crew on that (we happen to be a registered society which makes thing a lot easier), but that means that i am going to finish the system and then more and more people add pictures to the database while i work on a hopefully sensefull interface.

we will be trying to collect the hightest sane amount of data for every picture, and the structure for that is cleared out since some time. i just found SMW two days ago and realized that it is the ultimate solution for our project.

> You could create a template that creates semantic notation about images.
>   E.g. adapt http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Information so
> that it creates attribute values and relations.  But users still have to
> insert this and other wiki text by editing the image's Wiki page.

that is more or less what we are going to try to do.

> If you want to automate creation of semantic information from images, I
> think you'd have to hack MediaWiki's Image.php, ImagePage.php, etc.  

the EXIFdata would only be relevant if we had some spare money to spend to get us all GPS-enabled cams.