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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Sep 27 14:17:57 UTC 2017

On 27 September 2017 at 14:59, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> We generally discourage foreign keys

We do? Citation please.

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

This is a slippery-slope fallacy. Such equivalence should be entered
one, on the applicable key= or tag= page of the OSM wiki, like this:


just as it it should be recorded once in Wikidata, on the
corresponding item, using the "OpenStreetMap tag or key" property,
P1282, like this:


Andy Mabbett

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