[OSM-talk] Fixing wiki* -> brand:wiki*

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Sep 27 13:40:11 UTC 2017

On 27 September 2017 at 14:28, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:

> wikidata provides a section which documents a range of LINKS which
> identify the same object on other databases. It would be nice if there
> was a stable identity on OSM that would populate an entry in THAT list.

Indeed so, but OSM does not, nor is it likely to in the foreseeable future.

> At some point it might be nice to eliminate all of the unnecessary links
> like this in OSM if wikidata or somenewopesourcedata become a more
> reliable source of such data.

While it is not yet complete, in what way is Wikdiata failing to be
sufficiently reliable?

> Just a single link to a substantial set of additional data.

That is exactly what Wikidata is for.

Andy Mabbett

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