Wikidata/Status updates/2013 08 16
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This is the Wikidata summary of the week before 2013-08-16.
- COSCUP (Wikidata intro slides)
- Wikimania (State of Wikidata presentation, Tech behind Wikidata presentation, Wiktionary discussion)
- Wikidata babel multi-language easter egg
- The Occitan Wikipedia and Wikidata
Other Noteworthy Stuff
- Wikivoyage is scheduled to get access to Wikidata data (aka phase 2) on August 26th.
- Listen to and watch beautiful Wikidata edits
- To support the inclusion of geographical coordinates in Wikidata, just about two months ago a new data type came available and d:Property:P625 "coordinate location" was created. Already 565,000 pairs of coordinates are now available on WikiData. Compare this to 870,000 coordinates on English Wikipedia or 1,500,000 items with d:Property:P17 "country", likely to have coordinates. Have a look at them on a map.
Did you know?
- Newest properties: approved by (P790), ISIL ID (P791), chapter (P792), Key event (P793), as (P794), distance along (P795), geo datum (P796), executing authority (P797), mission design series designation (P798), air ministry specification (P799), work (P800), notable work (P801), student (P802), professorship (P803), GNIS Antarctica ID (P804), subject of (P805). Italian cadastre code (P806) In Addition new properties to describe mushrooms were created: hymenium type (P783), mushroom cap shape (P784), hymenium attachment (P785), stipe character (P786), spore print color (P787), mushroom ecological type (P789), edibility (P789). These will allow to build the data for a mushroom infobox (as w:Template:Mycomorphbox).
- Newest task forces: Physics task force
- Wikidata helped remove 240,000,000 language links from Wikipedia's wiki text.
- Want to get an overview of what Pragun, our Google Summer of Code student working on Wikidata for mobile, is doing? Check here
- Worked on simple special page to make a query (bugzilla:52385)
- Worked on ability to move qualifiers
- Started improving API and Special Page tests
- ChangeOps, custom summaries and autocomments for SetStatementRank API module
- Fixed displaying “0” as label/description in autocomments
- Some minor fixes for rare crashes of editing UI
- Worked on moving Selenium tests to Cucumber
See current sprint items for what we’re working on next.
You can see all open bugs related to Wikidata here
Open Tasks for You
- See if you can connect some of these Wikivoyage pages to their item on Wikidata.
- Check if some of the items on this and this list can be merged. But be careful to only merge if they are really about the same topic! Help about merging is at d:Help:Merge.
- Update, expand and translate d:Wikidata:Introduction to make it easier for newcomers to understand what Wikidata is all about.
- Hack on one of these.
Anything to add? Please share! :)