Tag: Wikidata

Myanmar coordinates on Wikidata by Lockal & Widar

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

In a recent blog post I showed the amazing apparent effect that Wikimania’s location had on the coordinate location data in Mexico on Wikidata. A comment on the post by Finn Årup Nielsen pointed out a massive increase in data in the Myanmar (Burma). I had previously spotted this increase but chosen not to mention it in the post.…

By addshore November 22, 2015 3

Impact of Wikimania Mexico 2015 on Wikidata

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

Recently Wikidata celebrated its third birthday. For the occasion I ran the map generation script that I have talked about before again to see what had changed in the geo coordinate landscape of Wikidata! I found, well, Mexico blossomed! The image to the left is from June 2015, the right October 2015 and Wikimania was…

By addshore November 21, 2015 4

Un-deleting 500,000 Wikidata items

Since some time in January of this year I have been on a mission to un-delete all Wikidata items that were merged into other items before the redirect functionality of Wikidata existed. Finally I am done (well nearly). This is the short story… Reasoning Earlier this year I pointed out the importance of redirects on…

By addshore September 7, 2015 1

Barack Obama GeneaWiki, 1 year later

GeneaWiki is a tool created by Magnus Manske to visualize the family of a person using data pulled from Wikidata. I used the GeneaWiki tool as an example use of Wikidata in a presentation a year ago (2014) and below you can see the screenshot I took from it. It shows 10 people in Barack Obamas…

By addshore July 1, 2015 2

Review of the big Interwiki link migration

Wikidata was launched on 30 October 2012 and was the first new project of the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006. The first phase enabled items to be created and filled with basic information: a label – a name or title, aliases – alternative terms for the label, a description, and links to articles about the topic in…

By addshore June 13, 2015 0

Wikidata Map – 19 months on

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Wikidata Map

The last Wikidata map generation, as last discussed here and as originally created by Denny Vrandečić was on the 7th of November 2013. Recently I have started rewriting the code that generates the maps, stored on github, and boom, a new map! The old code The old version of the wikidata-analysis repo, which generated the maps (along with other…

By addshore June 4, 2015 1

Redirects on Wikidata

Redirects in Wikidata are basically the same as redirects on normal wiki pages. However, they have a slightly different meaning and intention. The main reason why we need redirects is because we want to provide stable identifiers. The merging of two items has been a common place task since Wikidata gain momentum as often two different…

By addshore April 14, 2015 1