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

Tomas Straupis tomasstraupis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 10:28:29 UTC 2017

> p.s. OSM is a community project, not a programmers project, it's about
> people, not software :-)

  Totally agree. If some script can automatically add new tag
(wikidata) without any actual WORK needed, then it is pointless,
anybody can run an auto-update script.

  When ordinary (non geek) mappers do ACTUAL WORK - add wikipedia
data, they add wikipedia link, not wikidata "stuff".

  When data consumers want to get a link to corresponding wikipedia
article, doing that with wikipedia[:xx] tags is straightforward. Doing
the same with wikidata requires additional pointless and time
consuming abrakadabra.

  Validation of wikipedia tag values can and IS already done using osm
data versus wikipedia-geolocated data extracts/dumps.


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