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

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 11:50:15 UTC 2017


( Done it again )
On 28/09/17 11:57, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> I have found wikidata entries that don't have wikipedia pages and I would
>> expect that but it would be nice to have confirmation that this is
>> actual practice?
> Yes, it is. for example this:
> 
>     https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q18983100
> 
> is the Wikidata item about an ornamental gate, made by a locally
> well-known artist, which exists in OSM as:
> 
>    https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2312982822
> 
> Never in a million years will it qualify for its own Wikipedia article.

That is exactly the sort of object I'm talking about :)
wikidata links to an image and the Artists page, but the Artists page
does not link to the Gate back to the wikidata object. I would expect
other data to be added to the notes entry on the Artists page, but
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tolkien has no way to add the anchor
for each object on his Catalogue? Moving forward, every artist's
catalogue would be a list on wikidata and managed from that list?

Another simple example from the wikidata walk through is the location of
the headstone for Douglas Adams burial in Highgate cemetery. wikidata
should probably have an object for that with links to Highgate cemetery
and OSM could have a complete set of all gravestones on the site, or
link to an external copy of that list.

-- 
Lester Caine - G8HFL
-----------------------------
Contact - http://lsces.co.uk/wiki/?page=contact
L.S.Caine Electronic Services - http://lsces.co.uk
EnquirySolve - http://enquirysolve.com/
Model Engineers Digital Workshop - http://medw.co.uk
Rainbow Digital Media - http://rainbowdigitalmedia.co.uk



More information about the talk mailing list