[OSM-talk] name:etymology:wikidata

Ruben Maes ruben at janmaes.com
Fri Jul 31 15:31:48 UTC 2015

2015-07-31 17:21 GMT+02:00 Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk>:
> On 31/07/15 16:09, Jo wrote:
>> That's what is proposed here though:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Wikidata
>> And it keeps that particular wikidata tag nicely together with the name
>> when sorted alphabetically.
> I don't see any point loading our servers down with wikidata content. If
> you want the data that goes with a 'wikidata=*' entry then simply ask
> wikidata for it. Same with wikipedia and other data sources. If you want
> a sorted list get wikidata to provide it ...

He means that when you view it in JOSM, where tags are listed
alphabetically, they are nicely grouped together.

Well-written software should know that anything longer that 3
characters cannot be a language code and should ignore it if it isn't
interested. Especially when it has a colon in it.

This kind of information is interesting. Please go on Jo :)

I'd say make a reference to the actual object is named after, not just
to 'church'.

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