OK, in that case, we'll have to go back to the original source, Urbis if we
want to add coordinates for the streets to Wikidata.

I always thought that if I'm the one who adds features to OSM myself, or if
I'm the one who places them at their correct spot, using aerial imagery
that the data was mine and I could contribute it to Wikidata, if that
pleases me. But maybe I shouldn't link back to OSM in that case in the
reference url.

Seppe, Joost and Jonathan's project is about linking through
name:etymology:wikidata to persons, and add those persons to Wikidata if
they don't exist there yet. No addition of geodata involved in that  case.

I know that Romaine has the wish for several years now, to add the streets
of Brussels themselves to Wikidata.



On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 7:56 AM Marc Gemis <marc.ge...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > About the geocoding. If I look at the street in my JOSM, then create a
> node somewhere in the center of it and then add the coordinates of that
> node to Wikidata, did I violate any rights? If it does, we could use Urbis
> data to source coordinates for the whereabouts of the street. I'm not using
> any nodes of the street itself. I do try to link back to openstreetmap (one
> of the ways or associatedStreet relation) in the reference url field.
> >
> IMHO, that is a derivative database. You look at OSM data, apply some
> algorithm and create new data.
> AFAIK, the project that Seppe, Joost and Jonathan have will not add
> such data, but if you want to do it, you might contact the LWG to be
> sure it's OK. I doubt it is.
> regards
> m.
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