[OSM-talk] uselessness of brand:wikipedia and brand:wikidata tags (was Re: Bank of India (and other) Wikidata tags)

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 04:03:37 UTC 2019

Interestingly enough, FOSS4G San Digeo where I was just attending has had
several talks about wikidata IDs usfulness in OSM...  Also, AFAIK, mapbox
is using WD in brands to do their searches for POIs, as that is much easier
to consume than names. OpenMapTiles have discussed wikidata ids at length,
and consumes it in order to translate many locations (see their
import-wikidata repo).

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 2:42 PM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>

> 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:
> Though, if we are lucky this mistake was added by an undiscussed
> automated edit and may be simply reverted.
> I do not consider the loss of potentially-useful data to be "lucky".
> I am not aware about even single case where brand:wikipedia
> or brand:wikidata is useful.
> Note that almost always this tags are added based on name tag.
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