[Tagging] wikidata instead of wikipedia

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 23:50:05 UTC 2014

This was discussed here on this mailing list almost a year ago:

Here's the proposed tag in discussion:

I guess there's no new information to be added to the discussion regarding
using the Wikidata ID in a wikidata=* tag in lieu of the wikipedia=* tag.
wikidata=* is more preferable from a data-coherency point of view, but
wikipedia=* is much user-friendly for mappers (except that people often
mis-tag this with the Wikipedia article URL instead of the recommended
<language code:article title> value).

On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:32 AM, ueliw0 <ueliw0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> with wikidata now operational, I was wondering if it would make sense to
> use (tag) wikidata items instead of the wikipedia links. In the medium/long
> term I think it could be beneficial. Language independent, often less
> problems with articles that don't cover the same topic in different
> languages, central place to connect different free data projects, direct
> access/connection to data/statements like population, elevation, name/label
> in many languages, ...
> Only drawback I can see, is that wikidata item id's are just numbers and
> therefore not human readable, but I think that could be solved rather
> easily in the editors.
> Any thoughts?
> cheers
> ueli
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