[OSM-talk] Links from wiki* back into OSM (was: Overlapping brands)
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 08:53:38 UTC 2017
On 28/09/2017 09:28, Jo wrote:
> All OSM objects with a name (in several languages) referring to a city.
> More zoomed in:
... except that it isn't necessarily "all objects" - it's "a list of
objects in OSM manually curated by you". You're still going to have to
monitor changes to those objects and look for new instances of "objects
named after Leuven" in the real world and newly added to OSM. You
happen to be using a "name:etymology:wikidata" key in OSM to do this,
but frankly you could keep that list anywhere - it doesn't depend on
"etymology" wikidata tags in OSM. Many mappers (especially those with a
first language that doesn't use many Greek roots) will I suspect
struggle with what "name:etymology:wikidata" actually means.
I'd have thought that this sort of "extra non-geographical information"
was better held outside of OSM, and then link back into OSM via e.g.
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/wikidata=Q118958 or even
I'm not saying that it isn't a great project - it's exactly the sort of
thing that many OSMers do for many different sorts of data. I'm just
not convinced that it depends on the ability to create more and more
unverifiable keys within OSM.
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