[OSM-talk] Recent geotagged additions to Wikidata

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Fri Apr 6 18:23:51 UTC 2018

Dear Andy,

Thank you for sharing this information.

I work on adding Wikidata IDs to objects in OSM. I also work on Wikidata 
items themselves.

The nature of Wikidata changes. We can make now Wikidata items useful 
for the OSM mapping. For example, I am not experienced in mapping of 
historical forts. However with the video-camera DJI Osmo and ultra-light 
quad-copter DJI Mavic Air I could film a short video of the fort, 
publish it in its Wikimedia category, and add the value "video" to its 
Wikidata item. This equipment is so portable that it fits in a small 
backpack, and at the same time it is capable to produce 4K mechanically 
stabilized ground and aerial footage.

Here is an example, - the Fort l'Écluse on the map:

its wikidata item with video value:

and 5 minutes 4K ground and aerial film of this fort, which I recorded 
last weekend:

The idea is to produce mini-documentaries for OSM objects, which could 
be useful for mappers too, as an addition to existing satellite imagery 
and still photos. This is work in progress. Besides, technology changes 
so fast. I still remember how we had to use kites and water rockets for 
aerial photography (videography was practically impossible due to 

With best regards,

On 06/04/2018 13:50, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> Those of you who work on adding Wikidata IDs to objects in OSM may be
> interested in this bog post:
>     https://addshore.com/2018/04/wikidata-map-march-2018/
> which highlights (items with) coordinates added to Wikidata in teh
> last four months - so lots of new IDs that can be added to OSM.
> It anlayses several "hotspots", the reasons for which are not yet clear.

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