[OSM-talk] Adding wikidata tags to the remaining objects with only wikipedia tag

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Wed Sep 20 16:02:47 UTC 2017

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> This is most certainly a wrong modeling in Wikidata. While we can
> just have one well-written and comprehensive Wikipedia article about
> the country/archipelago, in Wikidata, one item should correspond to
> one concept.

Maybe - but even if that is the case the wikidata concept of a country 
or archipelago is not necessarily the same as in OSM.  For countries 
and archipelagos this might sound strange (an archipelago is an 
archipelago, right?) but as you surely know the meaning of tags in OSM 
can be quite peculiar in the way it develops over time based on mapping 
needs and it would be quite insane if wikidata copied all these 
peculiarities in their classification system.

I don't know a lot about wikidata but as far as i can see every 
wikipedia article links to exactly one wikidata item and there are many 
geographic wikipedia articles that describe several different concepts 
together for which separate OSM features exist.

Christoph Hormann

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