[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.

Pine

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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