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

Pine W wiki.pine at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 05:37:34 UTC 2016

Hi Clifford,

Let me clarify that we're discussing OSM tagging with Wikidata IDs, not
Wikipedia articles. They are two related but different concepts.


On Aug 8, 2016 22:05, "Clifford Snow" <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> this.
> Pine,
> It was great meeting you at sotmus.
> Wikipedia tags should only be used on objects that have a wikipedia
> article. McDonalds fastfood locations wouldn't normally have an article.
> Similarly, something I can relate better to is Starbucks. We had a problem
> where people were adding the starbucks wikipedia tag to every location. As
> far as I could tell, only one starbucks has an article, the one by Pike
> Place Market. Having the wikipedia tag was creating a problem with
> Nominatim which gives a higher rank to locations with a wikipedia article.
> Most likely many brand name stores are tagged wrong. Someone with good
> skills could write a script, after approval from the community, to remove
> those tags.
> Clifford
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