[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Announcement: "Add-tags" a tool to connect OpenStreetMap & Wikipedia

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 14:43:13 BST 2011

2011/4/9 Kolossos <tim.alder at s2002.tu-chemnitz.de>:
> Hello,
> there is a new tool to bring more Wikipedia-Tags inside OSM-database and
> connect so both projects more and more. It can be found here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM/Plugins/RemoteControl/Add-tags

Tim, this is great news! Hopefully this additions will boost the
growth of wikipedia-tagged objects in OSM.

One small comment on the tagging the tool is suggesting:
Looking on the screenshot it seems that your tool is favouring the key
"wikipedia:lang", but according to discussions on talk-de (and
probably tagging), and to the osm-wiki (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:wikipedia ) the preferred
tagging is:

wikipedia=lang:page title

for articles covering the object and to use wikipedia:lang=page title
for exceptions (articles that are not the main article about an object
or are not retrievable via interlanguage links, see details in the

Would be nice to have this updated to not push a tagging which was
identified as less optimal.


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