[Tagging] part_of:wikidata key

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Tue Nov 28 17:45:07 UTC 2017


On Tuesday 28 November 2017, Tod Fitch wrote:
>
> Maybe because OSM does not have the concept of a permanent ID for
> feature in the real world so there is no way for other databases to
> maintain the linkage.

I have discussed this subject already, please read what i wrote about it 
in:

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2017-October/079126.html

and

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2017-November/034219.html

as well as in the mail you replied to:

> Again my suggestion: Working on better ways to address features in
> OSM in a stable way from the outside would be much more productive
> IMO that adding more and more external IDs which will never scale on
> a level of hundreds of millions of features in the end and which will
> create conflicts and ambiguities due to the different concepts of
> information behind OSM and wikidata (original research regarding the
> physically observable world vs. secondary sources).


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Christoph Hormann
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