[Tagging] tag templates in the wiki

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 21:44:14 UTC 2019

I’ve been calling the system “wikibase”, but don’t know if this is clearer.

I’d avoid saying “OSM data items” because this sounds very similar to “OSM
database objects”.’

We could say “(OSM) wiki data items”?

Or “Openstreetmap.org wikibase data items”?

But what do we call the whole data system: “the OSM wiki wikibase?”
“wiki.openstreetmap.org wikibase?”
“openstreetmap.org wiki data item system?”

Ugh. I can’t think of a 100% clear and unambiguous term to use for data
items or the whole system.

It’s hard to avoid confusion with the OSM database (nodes/ways) vs the wiki


On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:18 AM Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:

> On 12.08.19 20:27, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > AFAIK the template is not filled from wikidata.org but rather from a
> wikidata installation on OpenStreetMap-Foundation servers (or for
> OpenStreetMap but on another server), with information harvested in the osm
> wiki. It is a parallel system to wikidata.org by wikimedia.(?)
> Yes. The OSM "data items" use the same software as Wikidata, but it's an
> entirely separate installation on wiki.openstreetmap.org. Technically,
> it's just an add-on (extension) for the wiki software.
> There *is* a Wikidata link on some key and tag pages, but that is simply
> an outgoing external link which doesn't do anything magical and is
> unrelated to the above.
> Tobias
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