[OSM-talk] Birthplace of artist - how to map with Wikidata?

James james2432 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 10:00:08 UTC 2019


name=[what ever the plaque says]

On Wed., Sep. 25, 2019, 5:56 a.m. Frederik Ramm, <frederik at remote.org>

> Hi,
> I passed a building today that had a plaque saying that a famous writer
> was born there ("on the first floor of this house") in 1901.
> I could add a note to the building in OSM (but that would not be machine
> readable), or I could add a separate object for the plaque, again with a
> note tag. But I think that this particular information is perhaps a bit
> too much for OSM. Perhaps it would be better to model this in Wikidata.
> But how? The building itself is nothing of note. I guess that if I
> wanted to express "person P was born in building B" in Wikidata, I would
> have to create a representation of B in Wikidata, and could *then* link
> to B in Wikidata from the OSM building. But this item representing B in
> wikidata would be totally featureless (linked FROM osm, and linked FROM
> from the author's entry, but not itself linking anywhere, nor having any
> properties other than "is a building"). Is that even possible, or would
> it quickly be deleted in wikidata as not making sense on its own?
> Bye
> Frederik
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