[Tagging] wikidata <> other ref

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 04:26:54 UTC 2017

The use case with Wikidata for me is an app/website based on OSM that
wants to link to other sources for more information. The main example
is the historic place (http://gk.historic.place) website. They display
all historic items. In order to make it easy on the user of that
website to learn more about an historic item, they provide links
(based on data in OSM) to .e.g Wikidata, but also to WIkipedia or
websites of heritage agencies.

Such an application would be a lot harder to develop IMHO, if you have
use any of the other solutions you, Martin and Christian propose. Then
you end up with a solution as offered by OsmAnd, where you have an
additional set of POIs based on e.g. Wikipedia articles with
coordinates that are hopefully correct.


On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:40 AM, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Le 28. 11. 17 à 21:29, Kevin Kenny a écrit :
>> Having nonvolatile ID's for ways really is technically infeasible
> it's impossible but here it is "s/toT"
> a id that match all osm id for highway "Avenue des Champs-Élysées" in
> Paris taged as node, way, type=associatedStreet relation and type=route.
> it resists id changes in osm, merged or cuted way and requires no
> wikidata key in osm.
> To find the way concerned, it's as easy to use as to make a request for
> objects with the desired wikidata.
> usecase : prefix the id with https://overpass-turbo.eu
> like https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/toT (of course the query can be simplified)
> In fact, we doesn't need this id at all, we just need the overpass model
> filled with the name and the city (such fild are already available in
> the wikidata files correctly described).
>  > Here is an Overpass query that will return the OSM data for the
>  > same Wikidata ID, irrespective of what happened to volatile
>  > objects: https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/toj
> if you need overpass api to get all osm object using wikidata,
> my query shows you that you can get the same without wikidata.
> you're just showing that the solution is overpass, not wikidata.
> If you feel that the info in osm is volatile (= modified sometimes by
> mistake, forgetting to add it in the appropriate relationship for
> example or have a name key with a bad value), then a query on the
> wikidata key does not guarantee you to find these objects that are not
> kept in good condition, which sometimes don't have the wikidata key.
> I like ref for what they are : a tools to identify an object among many
> others (for example a specific streetlamp in a city). these objects
> there will never, in my opinion, have a wikidata. for all others, the
> criteria used to find all objects on which you add the wikidata key can
> also be used as a link to these objects. In reality those who use
> wikidata need to have this request somewhere to do the regular
> maintenance of objects without wikidata key. So why having to do regular
> maintenance (and therefore have errors between 2 run) if you can reach
> the same quality level without additional maintenance ?
> I saw a usecase of wikidata, the user started by making a update to fix
> missing wikidata tags and then make a request to retrieve the objects he
> had just taged, that's absurd, the first query allready give all objects
> Regards,
> Marc
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