Sorry not, and what we have learned is how hard is to to define what a lake is

In Swden some mention there are 200 000 lakes, and that the Hydrology authority has data of over 150 000 but where less then 75 000 has a name and many with just rudimentary data. The lakes with environment impact data are 7 233 and in this project data with 100 dataitems per lake are collected from three authorities, and articles are generated into sv:wp for 57 648 (not 30 000) lakes. Only around a few percent of these are without name and the most common name is used by 645 unique lakes... (just to take care of the forkpages is a science in its own)


Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada skrev 2013-05-17 18:06:
Very cool project. Do you know how many lakes are there in other European
countries (or website/datasets)?

It is for this

2013/5/16 Anders Wennersten <>

A new major botgenerating effort is now under way on sv:wp. All lakes
(30000, all down to ones of pondsizes with no name) is now produced based
on lake data from Swedish metereology institute and all lake environment
data from a newly set up authority demanded by EU, in order to register and
track all data of lakes in all Europe.

The articles are generated by AWB and with some manual effort to take care
of text in existing articles and a major effort taking care of all with the
same name (Little lake, Black lake etc)

Examples**C3%96ren,_Sm%C3%A5land<,_Sm%C3%A5land>**Bunn <>

Also on maps from Google or Bing you can localize all lakes if you do not
know the name (and for the ones missing name)**q=**

As you can see the text is substantial around 5000 characters and even
thing like fisharts in the lakes are generated from databases.

We are now starting to contemplate to put these type of basedata in
Wikidata (we are experimenting with this for some adm units), and to
generate the articles from that as a base instead of from database
extracted from the authorities and put on personal PCs

We have excellent relations with involved authorities that are really
happy with the result, and we are now being approached by other authorites
who wants to follow and get their data from theirs databases used to
generate qualified Wp articles (like all runestones, all archaeological
excavations sites, all artworks placed on official grounds etc)

Are there any other effort like this going on, especially if any one come
further in establish links from authorities databased to wikidata?


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