Thursday, March 06, 2014

#Wikidata - the building of the Nationalbank in #Bern


The building of the Nationalbank in Bern is a monument. It does not have a Wikipedia article and yet, it is known to Wikidata.. When you check out the external source, you find that the source is running on the Toolserver. This probably means that this tool needs to be migrated to labs in the near future.

The database is on the Toolserver probably because of Wiki loves monuments. When you look at the data, you find that among other things it refers to a list on the German Wikipedia. You will also find that much of the data can be included in Wikidata. When all the data is hosted on Wikidata, it is not even necessary to migrate the data to labs.

When monuments like this building have their data on Wikidata, it will make it easier to integrate Commons in Wikidata. As you may know, this is scheduled for the second half of 2014.
Thanks,
      GerardM
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