[Wiki Loves Monuments] Moving monuments database to Wikidata

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jul 26 16:23:08 UTC 2015

On 26 July 2015 at 12:39, Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net> wrote:

> 1) Our monument IDs are the ones we invent ourselves. We have 4 types of
> monuments times 27 regions (+1 nationwide list), some of these lists have
> identifiers, some not. Identifiers are not unique even within the same
> list, e.g. one list has a few monuments with identifier "1", and in total
> we have several dozens monuments with identifier "1". Thus our governmental
> IDs are pretty useless, but does Wikidata accept original IDs created by
> Wikimedians?

No, but you could publish them/ have someone publish them.

> 2) Many of our monuments do not have precise addresses like "city, street,
> house number", but something like descriptions, e.g. "1.2 km north of the
> railway station, 500 m east of the road to (some village), 300 m west of
> the cemetery"  or "in the centre of the village, in the park behind the
> shop". Is there a way to describe this on Wikidata?

Give the coordinates.

In addition, we would be glad to know if there are any tools to migrate
> 70,000+ items to Wikidata, as doing this manually would be probably
> impossible... If not, we would be still interested in old good erfgoedbot
> who  did its job pretty well in our case.

Yes; for instance QuickStatements.


Andy Mabbett
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