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In general, you should upload images to the Wikimedia Commons file repository instead of here. You can use (embed, link) Wikimedia Commons files in exactly the same way as if they were uploaded here locally ([[File:Example.jpg|thumb|some example text]] – unless a file with the same name exists locally on this wiki), and as an added bonus the file is available to be used by other projects (not least Wikipedia) which are using Wikimedia Commmons.
Information Media files that generally should be uploaded to OpenStreetMap wiki:
Information Media files that generally should not be uploaded to OpenStreetMap wiki:
  • Duplicates of files present in Wikimedia Commons (the file in the OSM wiki will be deleted, because it can be used directly from Commons).
  • Media files that are covered by the Wikimedia Commons project's scope (summary). These files should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons instead. Make sure to note the file's relevance to the OpenStreetMap project.
  • Media files not either available under an open license or in the public domain (exceptions for Bing aerial imagery, copyrighted software or web interfaces that use OpenStreetMap data – see above).
  • Updated media files similar to an existing one but under another name, unless there is a good reason to show both. To update a media file under an existing file name just go to the page of that file and click in "Upload a new version of this file".
  • Media files unrelated to OpenStreetMap.
Information Use the form below to upload files. To view or search previously uploaded files go to the list of uploaded files, (re)uploads are listed in the upload list, deletions in the deletion log.

Use the description box to give details of image copyright status. Provide map URLs for any locations relevant to the image.

To include a file in a page, use a link in one of the following forms:

  • [[File:Example.jpg]] to use the full version of the file
  • [[File:Example.png|thumb|left|alt text]] to use a thumbnail in a box in the left margin with 'alt text' as description
  • [[:File:Example.jpg]] or [[Media:Example.ogg]]for directly linking to the file without displaying the file