[Talk-GB] Adding links to Wikidata (and Wikipedia?)

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 14:54:22 UTC 2014

Hi Andy,

I like the idea, and it'd be great if some dabbling happened in
advance of wikimania. I'm not promising to get involved (sorry) since
not sure I'll have time.

But I have no idea how to do a structured search in wikipedia (i.e.
search for items within a category, which have co-ordinates). If you
know any way, or tutorials etc, then sharing those might help OSMers
to think about it?

I've added some quick findings about this, to the discussion:


2014-06-08 14:44 GMT+01:00 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
> A year or so ago, I raised a proposal for a bot to add links from OSM
> entities, to the equivalent entities in Wikidata. Details are at:
>    https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Pigsonthewing/Wikipedia
> While there was some interest, things haven't moved very far (I'm not
> a coder, so am reliant on others).
> To make a more manageable project, we could perhaps run the job just
> for the UK (or even a subset of that); and perhaps for a subject of
> topics (starting with churches, say, or bridges, or railway stations,
> or whatever). Once success is demonstrated, it could then be
> replicated for more topics; and in other territories.
> Can anyone assist? How can we increase community buy-in?
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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