[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] Building a free/open reviews community w/ OSM support

Pine W wiki.pine at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 04:42:55 UTC 2016

Speaking as an OSM novice but an experienced Wikimedian, having Wikidata ID
tags makes sense to me. This sounds like something that could benefit
Wikidata, Wikipedia, and other projects that recognize Wikidata IDs. There
might be no need to have multiple external ID tags in OSM if the Wikidata
tag is included and if other projects can recognize the Wikidata ID.
However, this assumes that Wikidata agrees that objects that get tagged in
OSM are worthy of having a Wikidata item; an unremarkable McDonald's might
be below that threshold for Wikidata even if the store is worthy of
inclusion on OSM. Pinging Lydia and Yuri to ask if they have thoughts about


On Aug 8, 2016 20:22, "Marc Gemis" <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 10:52 PM, Erik Moeller <eloquence at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> - add an external ID to OSM. This would be analogue to the current
> wikidata
> >> tag.
> It's better not to add external IDs to OSM. It would be OK if there is
> only 1 project in the world that would do this, but if every pet
> project will start doing this ...
> Also, in general, there is no way for contributors to verify the IDs
> added by third parties, which makes it hard to verify whether they are
> still valid.
> Furthermore there is no guarantee that someone might remove this tag.
> So you will need a fallback method anyway.
> So please do not use this method
> regards
> m
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