[Talk-GB] OSM with Wikidata: now covers UK and Ireland

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 20:49:26 UTC 2016


I'm not sure about that. Very recently I noticed the Architectural
Association on Bedford Square was missing (interest is that it has a
bookshop). I was able to locate it using OOC OSGB maps (particularly the
late Victorian town plan & the post-war 1:1250 maps of London), which also
had house numbers on.

All well & good until looking at the image on Wikipedia I realised it
showed the S side of Bedford Square, not the W side. This same error was
present in IIRC 12 language versions and Wikidata. I corrected one or two,
but for the rest merely noted that the image was incorrect. I certainly
could see no simple way to correct all at once.

Jerry

On 10 March 2016 at 20:35, Ian Caldwell <ian1caldwell+OSM at googlemail.com>
wrote:

> This analysis shows some errors in both wikidata/wikipedia and OSM, we
> should try and fix some of them.
>
> On error in particular is difference in location, in Worcestershire  they
> are 36 cases were the distance is 1 km or more. It quite a lot of cases
> this is an error in wikidata/wikipedia. To fix in wikidata/wikipedia is
> there one place to edit it so that it propagates to wikidata and all the
> different language wikipedias?
>
>
> Ian
>
> On 10 March 2016 at 17:57, Edward Betts <edward at 4angle.com> wrote:
>
>> I've extended my search for matches between OSM and Wikidata again. It now
>> covers all of the UK and Ireland.
>>
>> I used map data from
>> http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/british-isles.html
>>
>> The results are grouped by region or county as well as by category.
>>
>> http://edwardbetts.com/osm-wikidata/gb-ie/
>>
>> I'm going to figure out how to upload these matches to OSM. I've
>> registered an
>> account with the username Wikidata to use for the uploads.
>>
>> There will be one changeset per county + category for any category with
>> 10 or
>> more matches in that county. Categories with less than 10 matches in the
>> county will be combined into a single changeset.
>>
>> OSM objects with an existing wikidata tag won't be changed.
>> --
>> Edward.
>>
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