I can help with this - what do you need done with it? (apologies if this
is obvious from earlier posts, I haven't been following the discussion)
The Wikimedia projects have an all but non-existent data structure,
hence the need for the Wikidata project. It may be easier if I give you
a quick call to discuss this - probably easier than email back and forths.
we got a sample file of the monuments database. I asked this to allow
us to see what kind of information we can use, and what type of
processing we have to do. Download the file on
I'm no real database expert, who could help us with extracting all the
necessary information out of this file?
2012/6/25 maarten deneckere <maartendeneckere(a)gmail.com
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From: *Nicholas Wiltshire* <NWILTSHIRE(a)sahra.org.za
Subject: Re: Struggling with the monuments database
To: maarten deneckere <maartendeneckere(a)gmail.com
Hi Maarten - thanks for your email. Attached is the sample extract
of the database. I just migrated the sites to our server on Friday
and am busy linking up the declaration history to the sites. You
can ignore the Primary key column - between you and I we'll simply
assign a new autoincrement ID field numbered 1-3580 so that it's
easy later on to match our dbase to the wiki photos.
I'll send you the MOU as soon as Herma is done checking it - but
she mentioned that I should not expect it this week - but at least
you can carry on with the sample as the structure is half the job..
All the best,
>> maarten deneckere
22/06/2012 18:39 >>>
I hope everything goes well. I'm back on holiday and focussing
again on the
From the earlier competition in Europe I know we
will run into some
problems on the monument database. We have to process it and
it into a
data structure that we can use on Wikipedia, on Commons and on our own
website. This takes quite a lot of work.
Can you send us a "sample" of the monument database? Let's say of
monuments in a certain region. We will use this sample data to
kind of processing we have to do on the whole data set. This will
the process if we would get the full database.
Off course, this is a sample file: we will only use it to test the
processing and will remove all the information afterwards.
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