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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Thu Apr 18 07:09:58 UTC 2019

Can you link some of this real, actually used uses?

Or even better - add them to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand:wikidata <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand:wikidata> ?

At this moment https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand:wikidata <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand:wikidata>
has a single theoretical example that relies on people not blindly adding brand:wikidata 
tags based solely on matches of object type and name with popular shop/restaurant/fast food chain.

Apr 18, 2019, 6:03 AM by yuriastrakhan at gmail.com:

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