[OSM-talk] OSM relation ID property in Wikidata

Claus Stadler cstadler at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Sat May 4 00:26:08 UTC 2013

 >> Isn't this thread about pointing from outside to osm?

Yes, so the simple suggestion is for OSM to extend the API to expose the 
wiki tags; something like

Something along the lines of:
And this would return the corresponding object(s).

Even better, if it was Linked Data API in the first place [1] ;)
Give me a bit and I can demonstrate (I need to recreate the index on the 
node_tags column >_<) ;)


[1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html

On 05/04/2013 01:58 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2013/5/4 Claus Stadler <cstadler at informatik.uni-leipzig.de 
> <mailto:cstadler at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>>
>     Hi,
>     Shouldn't OSM use Wikipedia URLs as UUIDs where applicable rather
>     than Wikipedia referring to database identifiers? (The answer is a
>     clear 'yes' from my side.)
>     In fact there are the (wikipedia, *) tags - but not sure how good
>     the quality is - what can be seen on a first glance is, that
>     people mix URLs and article names, and also encoding.
> there are also other tags to point from certain OSM attributes to 
> wikipedia, e.g. 
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/wikipedia%3Aoperator and 
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/operator%3Awikipedia
> but isn't this thread about pointing from outside to osm?
> cheers,
> Martin

Dipl. Inf. Claus Stadler
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