Tag: Wikidata

Wikidata Map July 2017

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

It’s been 9 months since my last Wikidata map update and once again we have many new noticable areas appearing, including Norway, South Africa, Peru and New Zealand to name but a few.  As with the last map generation post I once again created a diff image so that the areas of change are easily identifiable…

By addshore July 11, 2017 2

Wikimedia Commons Android App Pre-Hackathon

The Wikimedia Commons Android App allows users to upload photos to Commons directly from their phone. The website for the app details some of the features and the code can be found on GitHub. A hackathon was organized in Prague to work on the app in the run up to the yearly Wikimedia Hackathon which…

By addshore May 19, 2017 2

Wikidata Map Animations

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

Back in 2013 maps were generated almost daily to track the immediate usage of the then new coordinate location within the project. An animation was then created by Denny & Lydia showing the amazing growth which can be seen on commons here. Recently we found the original images used to make this animation starting in…

By addshore November 4, 2016 3

Wikidata Map October 2016

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

I has been another 5 months since my last post about the Wikidata maps, and again some areas of the world have lit up. Since my last post at least 9 noticeable areas have appeared with many new items containing coordinate locations. These include Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, South Sudan and Syria.…

By addshore October 28, 2016 3

WMDE: Metrics & Data Gatherings

Below you will find an internal WMDE presentation covering the general area of WMDE Metric & Data Gatherings from 2016. This presentation follows on from the initial introduction to engineering analytics activities. The presentation skims through: WMDE Grafana dashboards The Wikimedia Analytics landscape Grafana & graphite Hadoop, Kafka, Hive & Oozie EventLogging, Mysql replicas &…

By addshore September 6, 2016 0

Geospatial search for Wikidata Query Service

Geospatial search is up and running for the Wikidata Query Service! This allows you to search for items with coordinates that are located within a certain radius or within a bounding box. Along side the the map that can be used to display results for the query service this really is a great tool for…

By addshore May 14, 2016 0

Wikidata Map May 2016 (Belarus & Uganda)

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

I originally posted about the Wikidata maps back in early 2015 and have followed up with a few posts since looking at interesting developments. This is another one of those posts covering the changes since the last post, so late 2015, to now, May 2016. The new maps look very similar to the naked eye and…

By addshore May 14, 2016 2

Language usage on Wikidata

Wikidata is a multilingual project, but due to the size of the project it is hard to get a view on the usage of languages. For some time now the Wikidata dashboards have existed on the Wikimedia grafana install. These dashboards contain data about the language content of the data model by looking at terms (labels, descriptions…

By addshore February 1, 2016 1

The break in Wikidata edits on 28 Jan 2016

On the 28th of January 2016 all Wikimedia MediaWiki APIs had 2 short outages. The outage is documented on Wikitech here. The outage didn’t have much of an impact on most projects hosted by Wikimedia. However due to most Wikidata editing happening through the API, even when using the UI, the project basically stopped for roughly…

By addshore January 31, 2016 0

Building applications around Wikidata (a beer example)

Wikidata provides free and open access to entities representing real world concepts. Of course Wikidata is not meant to contain every kind of data, for example beer reviews or product reviews would probably never make it into Wikidata items. However creating an app that is powered by Wikidata & Wikibase to contain beer reviews should be…

By addshore January 8, 2016 0