[Wiki Loves Monuments] Moving monuments database to Wikidata

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jul 26 16:28:41 UTC 2015

On 26 July 2015 at 16:34, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:

> A way can be found, but there are multiple issues to solve:
> 1) the name of the object may not be unique hence we may be unable to
> satisfy Wikidata requirements on label/description uniqueness,

Wikidata does not require unique names.

> 3) it must be fine to create items that contain no information other than
> the name;

No, this is not OK (and they may be deleted); but nor is it necessary.

> 4) it must be as easy to add coordinates to multiple items as it is with an
> on-wiki table;


> 6) it must be easy to publish new groups of items on the go, because the
> list is built gradually (and very slowly) as we get new authorisations;

It is.

> 7) there must be a way to automatically make an on-wiki table of items by
> region (currently I'm not even sure we can make an on-wiki table of
> "municipalities of Emilia-Romagna" with Wikidata? let alone listing items
> which have some connection to them through N levels of P31, P1435, P279 or
> whatever);

This is, I believe, possible. For example:


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Andy Mabbett

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