[Talk-GB] Ideas for quarterly projects
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 19:59:29 UTC 2016
On 06/12/2016 19:32, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> .... also Wikidata - ...
Upon reading that my first thought was actually "checking all of the
wikidata references that have been added by people not necessarily
familiar with the area".
See, for example, the discussion on
http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43749373 - lots of links have
been added, many are wrong (FSVO of "wrong" - often wikidata has only
one entity where OSM as two (e.g. "village" and "admin area"), and the
wikidata entry describes itself being one of those only, and the "other"
OSM item is also linked to it (incorrectly).
Unfortunately the wikidata links that have been added in this way
devalue all the ones added by people who actually knew what they were
doing, which is a shame. One way to rectify this might be to have
people who actually know a particular area validate all the stuff that
has been added by the various "mechanical turk" accounts.
Whether it's worth having it as a quarterly project is a different
question of course - it's essentially a "bucket and shovel" job, and
therefore something of a thankless task.
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