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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 21:01:03 UTC 2017

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> On 27. Sep 2017, at 22:04, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Martin, you cannot make a general claim based on a single value. 

I didn’t make a general claim based on this, I said it’s another example. 

> Specifying Q125054 is the same as specifying "Aldi". If needed/wanted, it could be replaced with the more specific wikidata entry like Aldi Nord.

no, it’s not the same, because this wikidata object suggests that there is one company, Aldi GmbH & Co. KG, with 2 seats, and one logo. 
Specifying operator:wikipedia=en:Aldi would be similar to specifying operator=Aldi and it would be much more precise, because it tells you there’s 2 chains of this name, and they are not “supermarkets” but discount supermarkets which is very different.


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