[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Wikidata

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 23:37:29 UTC 2014

I'm afraid I don't fully understand the reasoning behind OSM having its own
wikidata DB. What extra (different) data would we store in it, which
couldn't go in Wikidata? I understand it in the case of Commons to store
metadata like diaphragma and lenses used when taking those pictures.
Oh, maybe we can store source and other metadata in it?.. But we're already
storing our data in a DB, aren't we?


2014-04-02 23:34 GMT+02:00 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:

> 2014-04-02 16:56 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
>> There is also the case of sets;  for example, four carvings which form
>> a single artwork, but which are mapped as separate entities.
> You could put the four carvings into a relation, and put the wikidata tag
> there (along with the name=* and tourism=artwork). Or you could create four
> wikidata items, and give them the attribute "part of" and connect with the
> first item. Then reference those four items in OSM.
> 2014-04-02 19:13 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
>> One might also reasonably expect to find multiple instances of things
>> like material:wikidata=Q23757 (that's limestone).
> I wasn't talking about xxx:wikidata=* tags. There can be lots of those.
> All sculptures by one artist should have the same artist:wikidata=* tag.
> All streets named after Nikola Tesla should havename:etymology:wikidata=Q9036. But there should be only one element with
> wikidata=Q384, or any other number.
> P.S. I'm not sure we should reference materials from Wikidata. That's
> going a bit too far. Tagging material=limestone should be enough. If we
> want to go that far with connecting OSM tags with Wikidata, there are
> better ways. I have thought about this, and with common tags like
> material=* we could make our own Wikibase installation, and connect tag
> combinations from OSM with Wikidata items.
> Janko
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