Already thousands of streets have been added to Wikidata, without having an
article about them on Wikipedia, nor that it would likely get an article in


2015-03-10 14:31 GMT+01:00 Amir E. Aharoni <>:

> Hi,
> [ Aude and Christian Consonni, this should especially interest you. ]
> I was throwing around ideas with a friend about how OpenStreetMap could be
> integrated with Wikidata.
> The thing that I care the most in any software is internationalization.
> Having a map in which all labels of towns, streets and everything else is
> translated to all languages sounds like a super-wonderful thing.
> Wikidata allows labeling everything, translating everything, and attaching
> properties to everything, so it sounds like it could be a good match.
> But then the question of "what IS everything" came up. Wikidata was
> created mostly with Wikipedia in mind, so Wikipedia's notability policies
> influenced Wikidata. Roughly, Wikidata has items for every thing about
> which there is, or can be, a Wikipedia article and for things that are
> useful, or if it "fulfills some structural need
> <>".
> Towns obviously have or can a Wikipedia article about them, but probably
> not every street or shop. But do they fulfill a structural need or is it
> way too much?
> If it's way too much, how can this be bridged, or federated, or whatever
> the current popular word is? I don't even know exactly how does OSM store
> labels and translations now, but it sounds like another instance of
> Wikibase, if not Wikidata itself, can be used for it.
> I don't have much to add, but I'd love to hear ideas from people who do
> (again, Aude and Christian Consonni, I'm looking at you :) ).
> --
> Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬
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