Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#Wikidata - bots at work


When you roam through Wikidata using the Reasonator, you will find a lot of qanats. They are water works of a different kinds and they are equally important. These water works prevent starvation.

For many of them there are articles in the Wikipedia in Persian and, the only thing known was that they were qanats. I asked a friend and he told me that it was known in what "administrative-territorial entity" they are. As you can see in the screen print, that one is in the Kahak District of Iran.

The only problem was, Reasonator did not show it. Adding the fact that the Kahak District is part of Qom County proved enough to show 221 items, all qanats. My friend will add the other (missing) counties to districts. It will not only enrich the information about qanats but as relevantly also about Iran itself.

What I would like to see is to have all the villages, cities and what not be as well covered for Iran as it is for China. China has at this moment the best coverage of its administrative system.
Thanks,
      GerardM
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