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

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 23:36:17 UTC 2017

On 27/09/2017 19:47, Marc Gemis wrote:
> Is "the same geographical area" relevant ? Why should a data consumer
> use a separate datebase to identify the brand of an item ?

Simply because some people had suggested that "brand:wikidata" was 
unnecessary because you could always work out what brand a name was by 
location, and some people had suggested that it was necessary because 
you couldn't - it was just an attempt to find a concrete example; not an 
attempt to prove a point either way.

Of course this is unrelated to whether or not wikidata/wikipedia/any 
other foreign key belongs in OSM (as discussed at length elsewhere).

Best Regards,


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