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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 21:07:06 UTC 2017

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> On 20. Sep 2017, at 17:37, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> 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. So there should be separate Wikidata items for the archipelago and the country. The fact that it isn't like that right now is simply because Wikidata is an ongoing project, just like OSM.

people fixing WD won’t necessarily check if their fixes work well with OSM. Maybe we should include versions in our WD tags?
I’ve seen OSM objects linked from WD, are there people monitoring changes to linked objects?

I think it’s better to add the WD links slowly, verifying on a one by one basis that the objects describe the same thing. And having this done for some time I can tell that quite often WD items are very basic and defined besides their name only by the content of their WP article links, which in different languages not always describe the same thing/s.
If you look into the things there’s a lot to fix in both projects, adding WD tags automatically in one go might help less than people doing it carefully and fixing the problems on the way.


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