[OSM-talk] [OHM] Should we map former endonyms?

Susanna Ånäs susanna.anas at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 13:30:01 UTC 2014

Andrew: I think this is key to making Wikidata suitable for a historical
gazetteer. Andy was referring to changes allowing names/labels with dates.
Will there be such?


2014-03-20 15:24 GMT+02:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> > Am 20/mar/2014 um 13:51 schrieb Andrew Gray <andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk>:
> >
> > Properties can have modifiers such as date, labels can't. So there's a
> > bit of a challenge here - we would be able to construct a field that
> > says "historic name : Warschau (date:1939-45)", but this would be
> > shown as a historic name in Polish, German, English, Chinese...
> maybe that's not a problem as this was indeed the official name in that
> time?
> cheers,
> Martin
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