Thanks for the information, nice to hear from the maintainer! That is
indeed a huge concern, and we should go with Wikidata in that case.
On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 at 19:35, Jean-Frédéric <jeanfrederic.wiki(a)gmail.com>
Hi Josephine and all,
On 23-07-2020 11:25, Josephine Lim wrote:
would be the easiest for us as we already have Wikidata
integration, however we are definitely open to using the monuments
database if the community reaches a consensus that that is the best
choice of data source.
I consider the monuments database legacy. I wouldn't build new things on
top of it. If countries want their monuments to be visible in the
Commons app (and other places), they should invest time into migrating
I would like to strongly +1 what Maarten said, as current/ex co-maintainer
of the monuments database.
We have tried our best so that the tools already built on top of the
monuments database keep running ; but new things should not be built on it.
(While there is some support for harvesting Wikidata datasets into the
monuments database, that was only ever meant to ease transition to Wikidata
for folks highly dependent on legacy tooling (such as ErfgoedBot)).
Finally, there have been reports of the monuments DB harvesting behaving
weirdly ; and neither André nor I have the capacity to look into it. In
short, at the moment, I can offer little guarantee that the monuments DB
would actually be up to date.
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