I don't have an opinion on what it should be, but if I remember
correctly the Monumental's method was to include all items with P625 and
P1435 values. P1435 however doesn't work least in Sweden.
-- Kimmo Virtanen
On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 12:37 PM Jernej Polajnar <jpolajnar.wiki(a)gmail.com>
"Wiki Loves Monuments ID" is self-referential, I don't think it would be a
good replacement for IDs in national monument databases - for example,
those can be linked to external database entries, while P2186 can't be. If
anything, P2186 could be used an additional ID, with own set of values or
mirroring the national IDs. Although, own set of values would probably be a
better idea to avoid conflicts between countries.
On 29. 04. 2021 11:27, Josephine Lim wrote:
Hope you are all safe and well. After having finalized our plans for WLM
integration into the Commons app based on community feedback (
, which was
posted to this mailing list a couple of months ago), we have started work
We have run into a bit of an issue, however, that we are hoping to get
help with. The initial plan (based on the discussion at
and at the abovementioned wiki page) was to use Wikidata as our data
source, displaying all Wikidata items with the identifier property of P2186
(Wiki Loves Monuments ID) on our map.
However we have now found out that some countries don't use P2186 at all.
Someone kindly linked
me, and based on that it seems that there is a rather large variety of
identifiers that different countries use.
Realistically speaking, it would be really difficult for us to account for
every possible identifier that every country uses, and it would also make
stability and maintenance much more tricky. We can try, but it would be
risky and tedious.
On the other hand, it was suggested to me that if there is WLM community
consensus that P2186 should be used as a universal identifier, countries
might be willing to adopt P2186 for the sake of harmonization.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Josephine / User:misaochan, Commons app project lead
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