Hello Amir and all,
On 27 March 2018 at 13:57, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni(a)mail.huji.ac.il>
Did anybody ever suggest importing the place names
available on Wikidata
to OSM, or to synchronize them regularly?
Beside the facts already spoken in this thread, I believe it is not a goal
of OSM to have all the possible names of all the objects stored in their
database. As OSM quite heavily stands on the "on-the-ground" principle,
importing names massively into OSM seems to me as rather undesirable action.
From my perspective, OSM is meant solely as a storage
of geodata, while
other information should be more or less easily available from
sources (WD connection might be sufficient for many cases, like this one).
I.e. creating a mashups (rendering maps included!) lies on the developer's
Notice that OSM for example does not even contains much information about
heights, so connecting OSM data with some elevation data is a common thing.