A workforce with German college HTW Berlin has revealed a brand new undertaking referred to as Wikiview, an internet site that makes it simple to seek for pictures within the Wikimedia Commons. With Wikiview, anybody can seek for pictures associated to a topic, then slim down the outcomes by including different search phrases, reminiscent of wanting particularly for pictures of previous vehicles which can be positioned outdoor.

Wikiview allows customers to zoom out and in of the 2D picture map used to current grid-based picture outcomes. When the consumer selects a selected picture, it seems in a viewer sidebar alongside its title, the date it was taken, the license beneath which it was revealed, its creator, and hyperlinks to each its Wikimedia web page and to related picture outcomes. Customers are in a position to straight obtain the picture from Wikiview.

Wikiview is considered one of a number of websites that permits customers to extra simply discover pictures shared beneath numerous licenses. Earlier this yr, for instance, Artistic Commons launched an overhauled CC Search device that serves as a portal to greater than 300 million pictures.