Tag: Wikidata

Wikidata Map October 2018

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

It has been another 6 months since my last post in the Wikidata Map series. In that time Wikidata has gained 4 million items, 1 property with the globe-coordinate data type (coordinates of geographic centre) and 1 million items with coordinates [1]. Each Wikidata item with a coordinate is represented on the map with a single…

By addshore October 5, 2018 7

Wikibase extensions on Wikidata.org

Wikidata.org runs on MediaWiki with the Wikibase extension. But there is more to it than just that. The Wikibase extension itself is split into 3 different sections, being Lib, Repo and Client. There are also 6 other extensions all providing extra functionality to the site and it’s sisters. The extensions are also loaded on a…

By addshore September 20, 2018 0

The Wikimedia Server Admin Logs

The Wikimedia Server Admin Log or SAL for short is a timestamped log of actions performed on the Wikimedia cluster by users such as roots and deployers. The log is stored on the WikiTech Wikimedia project and can be found at the following URL: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Server_Admin_Log An example entry in the log could be: 09:04 addshore: addshore@terbium:~$…

By addshore June 27, 2018 0

Wikibase of Wikibases

The Wikibase registry was one of the outcomes of the first in a series of Federated wikibase workshops organised in partnership with the European research council. The aim of the registry is to act as a central point for details of public Wikibase installs hosted around the web. Data held about the installs currently includes…

By addshore April 30, 2018 4

Wikidata Map March 2018

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

It’s time for the first 2018 installation of the Wikidata Map. It has been roughly 4 months since the last post, which compared July 2017 to November 2017. Here we will compare November 2017 to March 2018. For anyone new to this series of posts you can check back at the progression of these maps…

By addshore April 6, 2018 5

Wikidata Map November 2017

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

It has only been 4 months since my last Wikidata map update post, but the difference on the map in these 4 months is much greater than the diff shown in my last post covering 9 months. The whole map is covered with pink (additions to the map). The main areas include Norway, Germany, Malaysia,…

By addshore December 3, 2017 3

Wikibase docker images

This is a belated post about the Wikibase docker images that I recently created for the Wikidata 5th birthday. You can find the various images on docker hub and matching Dockerfiles on github. These images combined allow you to quickly create docker containers for Wikibase backed by MySQL and with a SPARQL query service running…

By addshore December 3, 2017 9