[OSM-talk] Fwd: [Wikidata] Significant change: new data type for geoshapes

Pine W wiki.pine at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 23:42:39 UTC 2017


Schedule update below.

Pine


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix at wikimedia.de>
Date: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikidata] Significant change: new data type for geoshapes
To: wikidata-tech at lists.wikimedia.org, "Discussion list for the Wikidata
project." <wikidata at lists.wikimedia.org>, pywikibot at lists.wikimedia.org


Hello,
Small change: due to the server switch
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Server_switch_2017> and Easter
holiday in Germany, the deployment is delayed to April 24th. Thanks for
your patience.

On 29 March 2017 at 13:34, Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix at wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> We’ve been working on a new data type that allows you to link to the *geographical
> shapes* that are now stored on Commons. This data type will be deployed
> on Wikidata on *April 17th*.
>
> This data type refers to the geographical shapes that are enabled on
> Wikimedia Commons since the beginning of this year. Here you can find
> more information about this <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Maps>.
>
> The property creators will be able to create properties with this geoshape
> data type by selecting “Geographical shape” in the data type list.
>
> When the property is created, you can use it in statements, and when
> filling the value, if you start typing a string, you can choose the name of
> a geoshape in the list of what exists on Commons.
>
> [image: Screenshot test geoshape in Wikidata.png]
> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Screenshot_test_geoshape_in_Wikidata.png>
>
>
> One thing to note: We currently do not export statements that use this
> datatype to RDF. They can therefore not be queried in the Wikidata Query
> Service. The reason is that we are still waiting for geoshapes to get
> stable URIs. This is handled in this ticket
> <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T161527>.
>
> Before the deployment, you can test it on http://test.wikidata.org (see
> for example the property “geotest” on Q22
> <https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/Q22>).
> If you have any question, feel free to ask!
>
> Cheers,
>
> --
> Léa Lacroix
> Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata
>
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
> Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
> 10963 Berlin
> www.wikimedia.de
>
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>
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>



-- 
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 Nz. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207.

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