[Wiki Loves Monuments] Moving monuments database to Wikidata

Andre Koopal andre at molens.org
Mon Jul 27 09:09:27 UTC 2015

It is not just launching the bot, it is rewriting. So we need somebody with
python coding skills. As far as I know it needs to be transfered from
compat to core.

If needed I can give people access to the project on toollabs.



On Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM, Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net> wrote:

> Perhaps it might be easier to find someone capable of launching erfgoedbot
> again? I am not sure we will be able to migrate all monument database
> before 1 September, and having it in one place is quite critical for
> successful WLM.
> Mykola (NickK)
> WM Ukraine
> --- Оригінальне повідомлення ---
> Від кого: "Nicolas VIGNERON" <vigneron.nicolas at gmail.com>
> Дата: 26 липня 2015, 21:28:24
> 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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