Op 13-2-2011 1:33, emijrp schreef:
The old idea of wikidata. This is not only necessary
for monuments but also for municipalities, biographies
(personendaten in de:), etc.
The current approach is that we get some data, add it to some
Wikipedia and harvest the information to put it in a database. So we
already have our global Monuments Database, it's called Wikipedia
I doubt this is going to be done now for Wiki Loves Monuments, but
it is a great idea.
Building up a global Monuments Database with datasets of any
Some information like geodata, location, year of construction,
picture, official key, source information might be universal
and are needed only once for every monument. Other information
like the description of the monument should be kept in
For any Wikipedia language a template with placeholders is
created. A script can fill the templates with information from
the Monuments Database.
As the number of monuments is not static and we continously
find out better information or take new photos, a web
interface allows to change the datasets with new information.
A bot can update regularly (once a week) the monument lists in
I'm not sure if I'm totally at ease with automatically adding
datasets to Wikipedia.