[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 15:46:05 UTC 2016

One of them had lost an eye?

On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 at 13:18 Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> On 13/01/16 11:24, Ed Loach wrote:
> > Is there an easy way to find a wikidata reference (if there is one) if
> you have the DfE URN (the ref:edubase value)?
> > I've not been adding wikidata tags so far as I don't know how to find
> the value without a lot of searching.
> > And if there is an easy way, do we really need both ref:edubase and
> wikidata tags on the same object?
> Where a clean identifier to third party data is available it makes sense
> to use it. And in this case the fact that we can freely use the edubase
> reference is nice. There is no need to have to bounce through some other
> service because of licence restrictions, so only that reference is
> needed. Using that to look up a mirror record in wikidata seems
> pointless in this case? That wikidata could return their version via a
> link from the base reference is their problem? I'm not planning to work
> on wikidata to add missing records, so making a wikidata tag a
> 'required' on the project seems wrong!
> All my local schools have a boundary tagged with amenity=school, but for
> speed I'm using potlatch2 rather than josm and the existing defaults on
> the details don't match the project guidelines. I'm a little loathed to
> re-tag details simply to change from one style to another especially
> when it then no longer displays in potlatch2, adding to which I have
> listed building information on some buildings as well ...
> We do not have any mechanism as yet to use references like this to
> leaver the third party data which would simplify accessing data such as
> website, so I am planning to duplicate that entry from the edubase site
> for website and phone.
> Just as a little funny. My wife's school had 119 pupils ...  60 boys and
> 60 girls :)
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