[Tagging] part_of:wikidata key

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Nov 28 19:47:17 UTC 2017

On 28 November 2017 at 16:40, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:

> The problem is OSM is a map of the physical world, not a map of the
> world's databases.  If Wikidata wants to create links between OSM and
> other databases that is great but so far i think no one has made a good
> case why this linking information should be stored in OSM rather than
> Wikidata.

Then you are not paying attention. OSM IDs are volatile - far more
volatile than Wikipedia IDs, let alone Wikidata IDs.

> Again my suggestion: Working on better ways to address features in OSM
> in a stable way from the outside would be much more productive

Great! Let us know when you have a working solution, consensus to
implement it, and tools that work with it.

Andy Mabbett

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