Dear Andy,

Thank you for sharing this information.

I work on adding Wikidata IDs to objects in OSM. I also work on Wikidata items themselves.

The nature of Wikidata changes. We can make now Wikidata items useful for the OSM mapping. For example, I am not experienced in mapping of historical forts. However with the video-camera DJI Osmo and ultra-light quad-copter DJI Mavic Air I could film a short video of the fort, publish it in its Wikimedia category, and add the value "video" to its Wikidata item. This equipment is so portable that it fits in a small backpack, and at the same time it is capable to produce 4K mechanically stabilized ground and aerial footage.

Here is an example, - the Fort l'Écluse on the map:

its wikidata item with video value:

and 5 minutes 4K ground and aerial film of this fort, which I recorded last weekend:

The idea is to produce mini-documentaries for OSM objects, which could be useful for mappers too, as an addition to existing satellite imagery and still photos. This is work in progress. Besides, technology changes so fast. I still remember how we had to use kites and water rockets for aerial photography (videography was practically impossible due to vibration).

With best regards,

On 06/04/2018 13:50, Andy Mabbett wrote:
Those of you who work on adding Wikidata IDs to objects in OSM may be
interested in this bog post:

which highlights (items with) coordinates added to Wikidata in teh
last four months - so lots of new IDs that can be added to OSM.

It anlayses several "hotspots", the reasons for which are not yet clear.

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