[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Svavar Kjarrval svavar at kjarrval.is
Wed Feb 27 12:15:30 UTC 2013

On 27/02/13 12:00, Simone Saviolo wrote:
> I'm honestly appalled by some of the criticism here. I think this is a
> great proposal and will be very useful once both sides are solid, with
> WikiData hosting more and more information and OSM linking lots of
> objects to a WikiData node.
For the record, I do like the idea. Especially since I am a database
nerd and know the importance of having non-interchangable IDs.
> As to the McDonalds/McDonalds Deutschland issue, think of a TagIngo
> that understands WikiData and shows you not only the code (QXXXX) but
> also the name of that WikiData node. You would immediately see that
> there are thousands of McDonald's Corp., a hundred McDonald's
> Deutschland Inc., and eight <Can't find node>. It would be a treat to
> detect errors. 
> What would be great to ease the mapper's task would be an editor that
> understands WikiData. Something that, as I enter the wikidata=* tag,
> shows a form in which what I type is looked up into WikiData; the
> editor would then fill the tag what the proper node ID.
Also when people attempt to connect an element to an Wikipedia article,
the editor could offer to link directly to the Wikidata entry instead.
> I'm a bit puzzled that we've been saying for years that OSM should
> only store geographical information, that all other information should
> be in a separate database, and now that there is that separate
> database there are so many voices against it. 
> Regards,
> Simone
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