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

Stefano sabas88 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 14:14:15 UTC 2017

2017-09-27 15:59 GMT+02:00 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:

> Hi,
> On 27.09.2017 15:37, Simon Poole wrote:
> > My take is that it adds a nearly impossible to maintain (consider your
> > own Woolworth's example), non-speaking, foreign key
> We generally discourage foreign keys (that are only usable together with
> a different data set and that are not signposted locally).
> When Wikidata keys were first added to OSM, I thought this was something
> limited to place names of a certain importance and I didn't object.
> Seeing that this now leads to the automatic assumption that Wikidata IDs
> are practically admissible *everywhere* where Wikidata has defined an
> ID, I am having second thoughts about the whole issue.
> In theory, almost everything we map could be expressed by a Wikidata ID.
> If welcoming a Wikidata link on a city place node means that by
> extension I also have to welcome "amenity:wikidata=Q123456" on something
> that is, say, an ice cream parlour because Q123456 is the generic
> Wikidata category for ice cream parlours,

This is wrong also for me. The "translation" between tagging systems should
be kept externally.

> then I think I'd rather not have any Wikidata links in OSM at all.

> Bye
> Frederik
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