GLAMTLV2018/Submissions/Linking Wikidata and OpenStreetMap

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This is an Open submission for GLAM TLV Conference 2018 that has not yet been reviewed by the members of the Program Committee.

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

Tool for linking OSM and Wikidata:

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?
  1. An appreciation of how different collaborative open data projects can work together.
  2. An understanding of the role of software assisted editing.
Slides or further information

My talk will includes slides and a live demo.

Interested attendees[edit]

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  1. Joalpe (talk) 00:36, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
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