Please add www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons
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This is the source of the large archive of images already uploaded by Noaabot. The images hosted by this site are produced by the Weather Prediction Center, itself under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As a U.S. federal agency, all works published by NOAA are automatically public domain.

For past examples, refer to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:NOAA_maps. Most currently uploaded images are small, though the weekly pdf summaries can be around 25MB a time.

I am raising this request as part of updating Noaabot's old but working scripts to Pywikibot-core, now http API access is being phased out.

Fae created this task.Jun 22 2016, 11:32 AM
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Change 295478 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Add www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov to wgCopyUploadsDomains

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/295478

I have scheduled this for today Morning SWAT (15:00 - 16:00 UTC).

In the category some examples are from www.photolib.noaa.gov too.

Change 295478 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov to wgCopyUploadsDomains

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/295478

@Fae The domain that you've requested to be whitelisted is now whitelisted. But @Dereckson has found another domain with public domain content. Do you wish to whitelist this domain too?

Fae added a comment.Jun 22 2016, 5:32 PM

With respect to the photolib, I say yes let's add it to the whitelist too. The images are described as /mostly/ public domain (i.e. NOAA) however some have restrictions. So far I have only noticed where there are credits to donors. Anyway, the concern to be careful on checking copyright is that of a future batch uploader to investigate, which may well end up being me in a few months.

Add: www.photolib.noaa.gov

I suggest we avoid relaxing this to whitelisting *.noaa.gov, unless and until someone has done a far more careful investigation and analysis of the different sites that might include.

Okay. So I'm going to add www.photolib.noaa.gov :).

BTW, *.noaa.gov won't work because * stands for unlimited chars without a dot (so *.noaa.gov will match www.noaa.gov but not www.something.noaa.gov).

Change 295558 had a related patch set uploaded (by Urbanecm):
Add www.photolib.noaa.gov to wgCopyUploadDomains

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/295558

Change 295558 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add www.photolib.noaa.gov to wgCopyUploadDomains

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/295558

Dereckson closed this task as Resolved.Jun 22 2016, 11:21 PM