[OSM-talk] Fwd: [Wikidata-l] Geoccordinates are live

Cristian Consonni kikkocristian at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 22:04:51 UTC 2013

After the long discussion about OSM id in Wikidata (where, to my
knowledge, a conclusion was not reached), I think it is worth to point
out that Wikidata now supports the geocoordinate data type.

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From: Lydia Pintscher <lydia.pintscher at wikimedia.de>
Date: 2013/6/10
Subject: [Wikidata-l] Geoccordinates are live
To: "Discussion list for the Wikidata project." <wikidata-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

Heya folks :)

We've just deployed new code to wikidata.org. We fixed a few bugs, most notably:
* https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45244 - Shows
statements from "oldid" version, not "diff" version
* Fixed a number of issues in translatable messages that made it hard
to translate them

In addition to that there is also shiny new stuff:
* Bene* wrote a new special page to set language links without
JavaScript enabled (Special:SetSiteLink)
* Made first version of the geocoordinates datatype available \o/
This means that you will be able to enter the coordinates of a city
for example as soon as someone created the necessary property for it.
(There are a few waiting on
http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal.) It's still a
bit wonky so please do let me know about any issues you find. We're
already aware of:
** https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49385 - cardinal
directions in geocoordinate datatype are not localized
** https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49386 - apostrophe
issue in geocoordinate UI
** https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49387 - property
parser function needs to support geocoordinate datatype

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