Big thanks to Alex Lum for attending our hackathon, which focused on
Wikidata, Query and Open Street Map. Details here:

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 6:20 PM, Alex Sims <> wrote:

> I’ve got a foot in both Wikipedia and OpenStreetmap camps and for the
> purposes of conflating the geodata and maintaining , it is much easier to
> have either a common unique identifier that identifies each object such as
> some national identifier from “List of Nationally Culturally Important
> Properties”, and insert into both WikiPedia and OpenStreetmap.
> For this case the next best solution is to link both ways i.e.:
> Openstreetmap: use the wikipedia:key https://wiki.
> or the wikidata key https://wiki.
> when it moves beyond “defacto” status
> or better.
> Wikipedia/Wikidata: use a key that points to the OpenStreetmap object, be
> it a node, way, area or polygon e.g. http://www.openstreetmap.
> org/node/1253343627
> However according to https://wiki.openstreetmap.
> org/wiki/Collaboration_with_Wikipedia the current practice is to link
> from Wikipedia back to a geo-coordinate, that would work as well, just a
> bit more effort if it’s not an exact match as any checking routine needs to
> allow for a bit of error.
> This way it is reasonably possible to keep both aligned and join (in the
> database sense) the information in both directions without having to put in
> a huge amount of effort into comparing the two data sets
> Alex
> On 12 Oct 2016, at 3:39 PM, Leigh Blackall <>
> wrote:
> I Sam, thanks for the reply. Sorry for my delay coming back.
>> I think tourism=artwork
>> <> is the most
>> widely-used tag in OSM (corresponds to Q838948
>> <>, "work of art"), here's an
>> example: and the most common
>> other attributes used with it
>> <>
>> .
> Thanks. In your example, "Mister Push It" doesn't have much in the way of
> data or content linked to the OSM entry. I couldn't find an en.Wikipedia or
> Wikidata entry for it either.. is what I'm imagining possible? - to embed
> Wikipedia content, or Wikimedia Commons media into the OSM entry, either
> directly or via Wikidata?
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