[OSM-talk] Overlapping brands (was "Fixing wiki* -> brand:wiki*")

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 20:04:33 UTC 2017

Martin, you cannot make a general claim based on a single value.  Users can
enter "Aldi", or "Aldi Nord" or "Aldi Sud". With different capitalization
and dashes, and with or without dots, and god knows what other creative
ways to misspell it. Specifying Q125054 is the same as specifying "Aldi".
If needed/wanted, it could be replaced with the more specific wikidata
entry like Aldi Nord.

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> sent from a phone
> On 27. Sep 2017, at 17:57, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In Germany both Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud operate, but these tend to be
> tagged in OSM as operator rather than brand, and the only wikidata example
> I can find is https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/25716765
> which btw. is another good example of misleading and wrong information via
> wikidata. There’s no indication that there are 2 groups of companies (Aldi
> nord and süd) each of which consisting of many companies, instead it seems
> Aldi is one single company “GmbH & Co. KG” (property legal form). There’s
> not even the full name, nor a vatin. It also suggests that the aldi nord
> logo is the logo for this aldi süd instance.
> If you tag operator=Aldi Süd there’s no problem, but if you tag
> operator:wikidata=
> Q125054
> you introduce errors and uncertainties.
> cheers,
> Martin
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