[OSM-talk] Adding wikidata tags to the remaining objects with only wikipedia tag
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Sep 20 13:02:38 UTC 2017
I apologize for ignorance, but what is MB? I also did not understand -
what is more neutral? Adding the wikidata tag or wikipedia & wikimedia tag?
I noticed during disambiguation error corrections that some of these
errors appear when a Wikipedia article was renamed, but only in the
Wikipedia, and not in the OSM. Wikipedia articles are being renamed
quite often, for example when a town was renamed.
As far as I know wikidata items are not renamed. Wikidata item tag is
only 7 characters, while wikipedia or wikimedia link could be dozens of
characters. So it takes less space in the database, it is easy to
On 9/20/2017 2:31 PM, Simon Poole wrote:
> You raise an important point.
> I've commented before, years back in the mean time, on the push to move
> information out of OSM in to a third party product over which have no
> control and which, if we are not careful, could impact the value of what
> we in OSM are doing and distributing (just see MBs use of wikidata in
> lieu of OSM place names). It would further be very naive to not see the
> competitive angle of what is happening here.
> On the other hand lots of the wikidata related additions would seem to
> be fairly neutral (WD references additionally to WP links and so on).
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