[Wiki Loves Monuments] Moving monuments database to Wikidata

Nicolas VIGNERON vigneron.nicolas at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 19:28:17 UTC 2015

2015-07-26 21:04 GMT+02:00 Andre Koopal <andre at molens.org>:

> Hi,
> I see a lot of discussion about how to get the data into wikidata. That is
> good and needs to be done, but erfgoedbot did a lot more.
> Beside the harvesting (getting the list into the database), there were
> scripts using the data. At least for the dutch competition, people who
> uploaded a picture only specified the ID. Scripts used that id to find the
> data of that monument and add categories like “rijksmonument in <city>”
> instead of just “rijksmonument”. Also if it was known from the monument
> database it was a windmill (for example) it would be categorised as such.
> Another important one is making lists of id’s where in the lists there is
> no picture but there is a picture uploaded. Volunteers would then look at
> that list and add a picture to the list. This worked quite well for the
> motivation, because people made a picture, uploaded it, and a couple of
> days later the picture showed up in the list.
> If we think about the future, we will need to think about this side as
> well. The first one is needed to make the pictures being able to be found
> and not just a bunch of pictures. The first one is doable I guess, but I
> fear a bit about the second one. Because the lists are not regularly
>  imported, you don’t know if there is a picture, so we need a way to detect
> this. I believe there are properties to document a picture, so the storing
> isn’t the problem I guess.
> Regards,
> André

Since the erfgoed database is going down, I guess erfgoedbotis will no
longer be here anymore. Or maybe could it work with Wikidata ? Since
Maarten don't want invest time anymore, I guess a new bot is needed.

Same thing goes for a lot of other tools like tools.wmflabs.org/wlm-maps

Meanwhile, there is Wikidata tools that can be esaly use for similar
purposes (onsite there is the constraints reports and Autolist can generate
list too).

Cdlt, ~nicolas
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