GLAMTLV2018/Submissions/Linking Wikidata and OpenStreetMap
- Submission no.
- Title of the submission
- Linking Wikidata and OpenStreetMap
- Author(s) of the submission
- Edward Betts
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- United Kingdom
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Director of Internet Archive UK
- Type of session
- Length of session
- 30 minutes
- Ideal number of attendees
Wikidata and OpenStreetMap are collaborative open data projects that contain structured data for real world places and things. Adding links between the projects makes the data more useful, but doing this by hand is laborious. I've written a software tool that automates much of the process.
Editors of OpenStreetMap can use my software to search for a place or region, generating a list of candidate matches from Wikidata, which can then be checked and saved to OpenStreetMap.
Linking the two projects isn't without controversy. They use different licenses which raises questions about what information from one project can be copied from one to the other.
I plan to talk about the benefits of linking, the process of finding matches, the community response - including the controversy - and how people can get involved.
- What will attendees take away from this session?
- An appreciation of how different collaborative open data projects can work together.
- An understanding of the role of software assisted editing.
- Slides or further information
My talk will includes slides and a live demo.
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