User talk:Mike Peel

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Wikidata fed infoboxesEdit

Hi Mike

Really nice to chat at Wikimania, as I mentioned I am working with Nav Evans to import some UNESCO data into Wikidata, the completed data sets are World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves (identified on Wikidata by Member of: Man and the Biosphere Programme), more are currently being processed in Mix n' Match. It would be really nice to get some Wikidata fed infoboxes for these, especially the Biosphere Reserves as UNESCO has released the descriptions under a Wikipedia compatible license so people are creating new articles from them.

Also Magnus imported all the Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings into Wikidata, I have been in contact with Wikipedia:WikiProject Religious Buildings, Architecture and Monasticism (suggested by User:RexxS and one of the two people listed on the Wikiproject page said he would be happy for them to be added. As I mentioned there are a lot of churches (even Grade I) that have no infobox at all.

I'm very happy to do any leg work that may be needed to get this done.


--John Cummings (talk) 08:29, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

P.s you also mentioned that it would be easy to learn how to do this myself, are there any instructions anywhere? Thanks, John Cummings (talk) 21:23, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi @John Cummings: It is fairly straightforward to enable wikidata in an infobox yourself, see the instructions at en:Module:Wikidata, and practical examples at en:Template:Infobox telescope. The technical side of this is now relatively easy, the more time-consuming aspect is the work needed to identify the Wikidata properties that match up with the infobox parameters (or propose new ones), and to move the content over from infoboxes to Wikidata (it sounds like you have a headstart here though).
If you can identify an infobox or two that would be helpful to you to be wikidata-enabled, then let me know which ones and I'd be happy to start converting them over. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:09, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks Mike, I would like to do the infoboxes for Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage sites and religious buildings. I'm just waiting to hear back from people from Wikiproject World Heritage and then I'll plan out the fields. Thanks again --John Cummings (talk) 10:53, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
OK. There's a table at Infobox Telescope that links parameters to wikidata entries, that might be a good place to start with planning out fields (copy/paste/update with parameter list/look for options). Let me know if you want any help / feedback! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:42, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Mike

I haven't heard anything back from Wikiproject World Heritage, I think it not very active, I'm not convinced I will get a reply, to keep this moving here are the changes I think should be made:

Year should be split into two field from Wikidata

  • inception date (the date the site was created, maybe inception date isn't the correct name though)
  • World Heritage inscription date (the date the site became a World Heritage site)

Also I think Region is very ambiguous, perhaps Country would be better?

Expand a field called Criteria to match the Wikidata field 'World Heritage criteria (2005)' (the criteria under which the site was given world heritage, there are 10 criteria and more than one criteria is often applicable to a site, I think it would be sensible to link to this)

I'm unsure what to do with the World Heritage ID number field, there are links on Wikdata to the World Heritage page but I don't know if this would be ok in an infobox

Is this clear or should I map it all out matching the existing fields in the template to Wikidata properties?


--John Cummings (talk) 14:45, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

@John Cummings: I've made a start at en:Template:Infobox World Heritage Site/Wikidata - see en:Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City for an example of it in action. There are a number of parameters that I'm not sure are on Wikidata yet. Have a look, see what you think, and perhaps we should continue this discussion at en:Template talk:Infobox World Heritage Site? (I'll ping you there). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:59, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: wonderful :), yes lets do it there. --John Cummings (talk) 20:11, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
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