[OSM-talk] Bank of India (and other) Wikidata tags

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Apr 17 22:02:07 UTC 2019

On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 22:38, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:

> Apr 17, 2019, 11:19 PM by andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk:
> On Wed, 17 Apr 2019 at 21:03, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:

> [list of examples]

> It would seem reasonable to have a bot routinely convert those to
> brand:wikipedia tags, with (say) a white-list for HQ objects.
> Also HQ should not be linked to Wikipedia article describing company.

That depends, surely, on whether the HQ is represented by tags on the
building-object, or on a node within a building, which may be a
building with shared occupancy.

And if one is adding, say, the company's URL to an object, it is
logical to add the Wikidata ID to the same object.

> We could also suggest that tools (JOSM, ID, etc) issue a warning when
> such values are added, ether based on matching items in a list, for
> retching the item's "insatnce of" value from Wikidata.
> I am not sure about is using "instance of" data from Wikidata limited by
> copyright issues.

Wikidata data is PD/CC0, so that is not an issue. Even if it were,
referring to something is not the same as copying it.

> Blacklist of very popular values may be a good idea,
> though personally I think that automatic edit fixing this would be preferable

The two are not mutually exclusive.

Andy Mabbett

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