Wiki Loves Monuments

Find, photograph & upload monuments with your phone

on Aug 31, 2013
If you own an Android smartphone, it might just have become much easier for you to participate with Wiki Loves Monuments! By downloading the Wiki Loves Monuments app from the Google Play Store you can find monuments in your neighborhood on the map (if this option is available in your country),
Selecting options

Selecting options

photograph them with your phone, or camera, and upload as well, while automatically storing which monument you photographed. Participating in a world record attempt was never so easy!

You can also use it after the competition, but after the end of the competition on 30 September, the images will not be considered for any prizes. The app will work on an Android smartphone 2.3 or higher. Some options supported by the app:

Single monument view

Single monument view

  • Find monuments by country/region/city and by current location
  • Upload from gallery or take a new photo
  • Formats photos with required metadata for contest submission
  • See history of uploads and defer uploads until later to save on data charges


This app is community supported, and will be available for free, like many open software tools. If you’re interested in helping developing this tool or maintaining it, please contact its current volunteer maintainer, Yuvi Panda. Of course, you’re also free to contact him for a thankyou hug.
Download the app now.


  • Lodewijk

    Lodewijk "Effeietsanders" Gelauff has been an active member of the Wikimedia community since 2005; over the years, he helped out as a steward and an administrator of several wikis as well as a board member of Wikimedia Nederland, member of the Chapters Committee and organiser of various internal Wikimedia activities. In 2010, he led Wiki Loves Monuments in the Netherlands together with Maarten, and was mainly responsible for the community-related part of the contest as well as for documentation, and internal and external communication. In 2011-2013, he was a member of the international organizing team. After that, he has remained involved as jury coordinator and advisor.