Property talk:P15

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Representsroad map (Q2298569)
Data typeCommons media file
According to this template: transport infrastructure (Q376799)
According to statements in the property:
transport infrastructure (Q376799), political border (Q1292279), tram system (Q15640053), trolleybus system (Q18199879), road (Q34442), railway line (Q728937), service (Q1067164), watercourse (Q355304), cordon (Q1784293), submarine communications cable (Q506572) or military campaign (Q831663)
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
Allowed values(?i).+\.(svg|png|jpg|jpeg|gif|xcf) (image filename with extension: svg or png or jpg or jpeg or gif (case insensitive))
ExampleBundesautobahn 8 (Q9020)Map D A8.svg
Tram line 1 (Lyon) (Q2903)Tramway Lyon 1-plan.svg
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Tracking: usageCategory:Pages using Wikidata property P15 (Q28039620)
Tracking: local yes, WD nono label (Q55283072)
See alsogeoshape (P3896), route diagram (P3858), locator map image (P242)
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    What type of map should this be? Should it be a location map, a relief map, a political map? I think we need to be more specific with both the description and the name of the property. Delsion23 (talk) 11:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

    This was originally intended as a road map for road articles, but I made it more general. --Rschen7754 11:13, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    I think we should make it more specific in the description about what kind of map should be added to an item. Otherwise it will be very inconsistent. As a hypothetical example, someone will request a map of France and get a location map, but they will request a map of Germany and get a road map. Delsion23 (talk) 11:35, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    I agree that the type of map should be more specific in the property title whenever possible. I made this point here [1] where I said that just because something is a media type does not mean the property can be less specific. I suggest this property title be changed to "road map" and other maps attached to it be moved to new properties. It's mostly attached to roads now. I'm not a map person but it seems we need at least the ones suggested by Delusion23. Espeso (talk) 16:19, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    This has now been renamed. --Rschen7754 18:44, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
    Good idea. Other maps such as "relief map", "location map" etc should be proposed. They would be very useful in more specific terms, particularly for countries and states etc. I've removed P15 from all non-road items, apart from Canada which I can't seem to remove it from for some reason... Delsion23 (talk) 19:06, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

    Redundance to Property:P242Edit

    Is there a redundance to the more common property locator map image? -- feuerst – talk 12:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

    That property is for location maps showing the location of a place. This property is for road maps specifically, showing the layout of the road. Delsion23 (talk) 14:10, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
    Well, i think there is a redundance. I'd reckon a locator map could just as well show the layout of a road. - Ssolbergj (talk) 16:52, 15 March 2013 (UTC)


    I think using pictures and even SVG is from a data view some kind of useless - is it possible to integrate a geodata format like GML in the process? --FischX (talk) 01:32, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

    Repurposing this as a broader propertyEdit

    At Wikidata:Property proposal/Transportation#route map it is proposed that this property be broadened to cover routes other than roads (e.g. railways, canals, trails), if you have comments about this please make them at the linked discussion. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 23:45, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

    The above discussion concluded with consensus to broaden this property. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 02:27, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
    d's tht propty can't do this purpose for railways, canals, trails, which all at all is a subclasses of roads (routes)? do add constraints and ..., if'u need 4 local parsing.--Avatar6 (talk) 20:16, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

    Add itinerary (Q1322323) to typeEdit

    Hello! This property should also have the option to upload maps to itinerary (Q1322323) -Theklan (talk) 21:26, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

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