[Tagging] RFC: remove alphanumeric code visible in infoboxes at OSM Wiki linking to Wikidata

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 23:46:46 UTC 2021

Maybe a stupid question:
who decided to add this Wikidata thing to the Wiki pages in the first
What was the decision process that led to doing it.
Any pointers to past discussions?


On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 at 22:39, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 19 Jan 2021, at 22:22, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> >
> > - (3) we are anyway missing people willing to fix this invalid links in
> OSM Wiki
> and
> (4) people aren’t improving OpenStreetMap tag objects in wikidata (see
> highway tag object, nothing has been done for years)
> the only option to get a wd link that fits perfectly and will also fit in
> the future, is a specific object crafted for an OpenStreetMap tag,
> everything else will have its own scope and logics and will at most
> describe a similar concept. This is also true for the “translations” (which
> aren’t real translations, they are alternative versions in different
> languages, sometimes completely different from other languages)
> Cheers Martin
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