Submissions/Aerial photography using drones in Versailles

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 2004
Title of the submission

Aerial photography using drones in Versailles

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)


Author of the submission

Lionel Allorge (Lionel Allorge (talk))

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Lionel Allorge (talk)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Member of Wikimedia France

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

UAVs are a new way to take aerial photographs. Originally used only by the military, civilian UAVs are growing rapidly and allow you to obtain aerial quality photos for a reduced cost. The french chapter Wikimedia France has contacted ToucanWings, a French organisation specialized in this field and proposed the making of aerial photographs of the Palace of Versailles under a partnership agreement signed a few years ago with the palace. A shooting session was organized during the summer of 2013 and we were able to published more than 150 photos of the castle and the park of Versailles on Wikimedia Commons. This presentation will detail the implementation of this shooting, the challenges and technical details of the making of these pictures. We will also present our plans for the future of Free aerial photography.


GLAM Outreach
Technology, Interface & Infrastructure

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
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