Forwarding this message to the announce list.
This may be particularly relevant for countries that don't have a list on
Wikipedia yet, or have a clean structured datasource from the government.
But Please get in touch with John and Alicia with questions!
You can also join and discuss on our discussion mailing list:
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From: John Cummings <john.cummings(a)wikimedia.se>
Date: Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 3:53 AM
Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Wikimedia Sverige can import your Wiki
Loves Monuments datasets into Wikidata
Wikimedia Sverige, through our new partnerships hub
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Content_Partnerships_Hub> want to help
make documenting built cultural heritage on Wikimedia projects easier. We
want to work with Wikimedia communities to help you write about your
heritage, document it through Wiki Loves Monuments and other activities.
To start we are importing the data from the Wiki Loves Monuments database
into Wikidata, building on the work that the community has done over the
last several years.
Adding information about monuments to Wikidata has several benefits
It makes it much easier to run Wiki Loves Monuments and makes it
possible to use other tools to run e.g. Monumental. For example, monuments
lists can be generated automatically based on Wikidata data, instead of
having to maintain them locally on-wiki.
It allows Wikipedia contributors to know what heritage is missing, for
example we can create a redlist of the missing sites from Wikipedia.
It makes the monuments list easier to keep up to date by empowering more
editors to edit the items, not only those active on the local Wikipedia
version and fluent in its language. We are working on additional Wikidata
documentation to support this.
To do this we we would like to work with communities to better understand
their local data before we upload it:
What is the state of the data? E.g when was it added, is it out of date?
Have you manually added or changed the data from the original source?
Where did the data come from? Is it available publicly? Can we download
Are there any additional sources of data you would like to include in
your Wiki Loves Monuments lists?
We are currently updating the page
contains an overview of all the datasets in the Monuments database, in
order to identify the regions with largest gaps and find out what already
has been done by the community. You can add your comments there or on the
We have plenty of time until the next Wiki Loves Monuments, so we are
looking forward to improving as much data on Wikidata as possible.
Please get in touch with us by emailing Alicia.fagerving(a)wikimedia.se
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