[OSM-talk] Links from wiki* back into OSM

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 10:53:48 UTC 2017

2017-09-28 12:07 GMT+02:00 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:

> My experience is that adding something we map (or refer to like the name
> of a mayor) to Wikipedia is absurdly hard to accomplish. Adding it to
> Wikidata is trivially easy in comparison. So the inclusion rules for
> Wikipedia and Wikidata are very different too. This also means that not
> every entry present in Wikidata will have a Wikipedia article. It might
> have an article in one of the other Wikimedia projects, or it might only
> exist in other projects like OpenStreetMap. I added thousands of schools in
> Uganda to Wikidata, if you want an example.

The criteria for inclusion in wikidata are here:

Basically the object has to meet at least one of these requirements:

1. link to an object in a wikimedia project
2. refers to an instance of a clearly identifiable conceptual or material
3. It fulfills some structural need, for example: it is needed to make
statements made in other items more useful.

The fact that nobody has yet removed what you have added doesn't mean it
won't be removed in the future (similarly to how wikipedia articles I had
linked from osm have been removed after many years), e.g. a (leftist)
comunity centre was dismissed, in a second attempt, as "localism", "not
known to the major part of the population", the articles in national
newspapers about it dismissed as "not relevant" (or "could go into
wikinews"). There was a first attempt to delete the page which didn't pass,
so the deletionists tried again until they succeeded:

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