[Tagging] part_of:wikidata key

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Tue Nov 28 15:02:03 UTC 2017


On Tuesday 28 November 2017, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> [...]
> but Wikidata is increasingly becoming a central hub for linking
> various disparate databases together via their primary identifiers.

As said before this is not correct regarding data as we have it in OSM 
or in most other geo-databases.  Quoting once more from my previous 
analysis:

> * Wikidata is definitely not suited as an universal meta-database
> connecting OSM with other open data sets.  This is because of the
> Notability concept
> (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Notability) which practically
> means the vast majority of the >500 million tagged features in OSM
> will never be able to get a Wikidata ID and will therefore never be
> able to be connected to other data sets through Wikidata.

-- 
Christoph Hormann
http://www.imagico.de/



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