[OSM-talk] Please test this "Native wikipedia link" - feature

Kolossos tim.alder at s2002.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Jun 26 17:36:25 UTC 2013

Hello Tirkon,
the tool is working, but it would also no problem to write such a tool 
on base of Wikipedias interwikilinks. Wikipedia article names are human 
readable, and I would be careful to call a link to "Q1" native for 

We had a proposal for a Wikidata-Tag. Please read my comment there:

So I believe we will need Wikidata, but only for entries without an 
Wikipedia article.

Greetings Kolossos

Am 26.06.2013 18:13, schrieb Tirkon:
> Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de> wrote:
>> did you take care about WIWOSM?
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WIWOSM
> Of course I do. ;-)
>> - This already works fine since more than one year.
>> - the tagging scheme can handle different language even in parallel
>> - BUT: the tagging of ONE LANGUAGE is SUFFICIENT, the rest is handled as
>> linking within Wikipedia
> Just a few days after the collaboration of Wikipedia and OSM began, I
> posted a whole bunch of ideas what could be done, i.e. generating maps
> like this automaticely from OSM.
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorlage:Imagemap_Landkreis_Aurich
> This would be far beyond that, what is done by WIWOSM. Thus I am
> really happy to have WIWOSM. Thus I wrote a German guide just the day
> after it was introduced on the FOSSGIS. Sadly we have the problem,
> that it does not work in the Internet Explorer. So long it is
> problematical to convince Wikipedians using WIWOSM instead of the old
> less advantageous tools. My intension was and is to advertise this
> collaboration. All this should make clear that I really care about
> My focus on the collaboration of Wikipedia and OSM is also the reason,
> why I came up with the idea of this thread. At the moment the only
> question is whether it works or not - nothing more. You are right: For
> WIWOSM one language link is sufficient. You wrote that the rest has to
> be done in Wikipedia. Again you are right. And this thread is the
> first beginning of testing just that. If it works, the next step could
> be to find the Wikidata object from the link to one discretionary
> language article. But the essential part that needs testing is what I
> brang up here. If it works, everybody has the possibility to use a
> "Native wikipedia link", i.e. in a posting or a mail, in an OSM map or
> in another project.
> I never asked to implement something in OSM. I only begged for a test
> in order to make this feature possible. Thus the title of this thread
> is: "Please !!TEST!! this "Native wikipedia link" - feature" and not
> "Please implement this "Native wikipedia link" - feature".
> Be assured that I will not ask to implement something in OSM without
> caring about WIWOSM. ;-)

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