Why change the Wiki Loves Monuments database?
While formulating the project we were in contact with previous WLM organisers regarding the biggest remaining problems and what would need to be done to address these. We have built the project around solving these issues. Moving the WLM data into Wikidata is not a new idea. In fact some countries have already pioneered this and have their WLM data on Wikidata.
Wikimedia Sverige has worked with related projects for many years but thanks to this large grant we are now able to take on challenges that previously would have been hard to tackle.
It’s an integral part of the project to work close to the community and carefully discuss any issues which arise and be transparent about any steps we are taking and of course incorporate feedback.
To state the obvious; we are doing this because we believe it will benefit Wikidata, WLM and the Wikimedia community as a whole.