[Tagging] Permanent IDs RFC (was part_of:wikidata)

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 02:13:45 UTC 2017

Permanent IDs has been brought up several times, especially as part of the
Wikidata ID discussion. I started a wiki page to outline the requirements
and goals, but it might be incomplete, feel free to add / correct / comment.


Once we reach the agreement on the goals, we can figure out the
implementation strategy.

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 2:47 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>

> 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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