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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:NavinoEvans/Archive 1 on 2016-06-17.

Tagishsimon (talkcontribs)

Help me out with my understanding of items that share Historic Scotland IDs, please, NE.

Take Kirklands House, Kirkland (Q56617912) which has siblings Barn, Kirklands House, Kirkland (Q56617913) and Walled Garden, Kirklands House, Kirkland (Q56617914) all of which relate to a single listing - ... meanwhile we don't have an item for the listing (as e.g. a cultural heritage ensemble (Q1516079)) which would allow us to have a parent-child set of records linked using has part / part of.

This approach seems to be widespread -$4 - and leaves me puzzled. Equally, given the series ordinals, you all seem to know something - a source - that I don't. thx.

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Digipres (talkcontribs)
NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)
Digipres (talkcontribs)

Looks like no one picked it up. Is there a way to upvote an issue?

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Yes there is, if you create a free BitBucket account ( then log in, a link will appear on the page saying "upvote this issue". I assumed my vote was automatic as I created the issue, but it wasn't so I've now added mine too!

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Wynlib40 (talkcontribs)

Hi NavinoEvans,

You Created claim: publisher (P123): Stellenbosch University (Q1066492) for item Q15750309. Please note that I have changed it though not referenced publisher information yet. Stellenbosch University only hosts the publication and it is our Association that is the publisher. I will also ask DOAJ to correct the information. The hosted online version doesn't contain the publication page, but I do have copies in the office and will reference the publisher as soon as possible. The other reason I know this is because I serve on the Executive Committee of the association and know that this is our association's publication.



NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Thanks very much for letting me know :)



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Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

Hi! You’ve added life expectancy (P2250) to many items with unitless values (e.g. here). According to the property’s constraints, all values should be in year (Q577). Could you please add the unit? Thanks in advance!

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Oops! Thanks a lot for letting me know. I'll get these fixed over the next couple of days. Cheers again :)

Jura1 (talkcontribs)

I think there would have been a bot that could have appended them in one go.

Datawiki30 (talkcontribs)

Hi NavinoEvans! I im using a bot to write GDP data to countries and I’ve found that you are adding life expectancy. I can propose you a bot script to do this job. Write me, if you are interested and if you are willing to maintain it.

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Apologies for the delayed response! I'm very interested for sure. This seems like something that is perfect for bot updating when new data becomes available. What would be the best approach? I've not written any bots myself yet but was planning on diving into that soon.

Thanks again for the suggestion.

Datawiki30 (talkcontribs)

That's great. I use pywikibot scripts (using python) for the bot. I will suggest you to take a look here first. I'm running the bot from PAWS. I'm commenting the code before I provide it to you.

There is one discussion that makes me unsure about importing time-series-data. I've begun that for nominal GDP (P2131) but it seems that there is some performance problem. If we add many time series, then this could cause slower loading of the county's page. I'm still discussing about this issue here.

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Brilliant thanks very much for all the info! I'll make a start reading through everything. The discussion you linked to is something I've also been wondering about a lot. I'll post my thoughts there shortly.

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Pintoch (talkcontribs)


It was great meeting you tonight! If you want to give OpenRefine a try, we have loads of tutorials to get started:

I hope you enjoy! If anything is unclear I would love to know the areas where these materials can be improved.

All the best :)

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Great to meet you too! And thanks so much for sending all the links through, I'm really looking forward to trying it all out. I'll let you know if I have any suggestions for improvements after I've gone through everything and had a play around with some data.

Thanks again! :)

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Victuallers (talkcontribs)


Thanks for creating more catC buildings around Jedburgh.

I think you may be misunderstanding the "listing" though (or I am)

Q56635867 is for 27 High Street.

But it is 25-27 High Street that is listed ... this is because it is one building. So I think we only need one listing or a listed skyscraper might end up with 100s of wikidata items for each flat


Roger (aka Victuallers)

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Thanks for bringing this up @Victuallers. This is normally something I would have discussed before going ahead with but it's been rushed along a bit to try and have them ready before Wiki Loves Monuments finishes!

I was planning on doing the import as you expected it should be, but realised it makes it impossible to use the coordinate locations in the data provided by Historic Environment Scotland - their data is divided into individual buildings, with an "ENTRY_SEQ" field to record which building it is in the series (they will all share the same main ID) . For some IDs there is only one building, but others are made up of groups of buildings that aren't necessarily next to each other.

So what I've done for now is import each row from the source data, but have given the Historic Scotland ID (P709) statement a series ordinal (P1545) qualifier to say which building it is in the series. The series ordinal qualifier matches the value for the ENTRY_SEQ field in the source data. This makes it easy to merge items together on mass if we need to, or update in the future if we end up keeping this granularity.

I have to say I do prefer reducing this to the single item for each "listing". I still feel we may end up needing different items for each building, but using 'part of' or something to link them to the main item for the listing. I'm sure many will see this as overkill though! The main issue to solve is how to have the coordinates of the individual parts well described. Any ideas?

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Tuvalkin (talkcontribs)
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MisterSynergy (talkcontribs)

Hey NavinoEvans, I have a “spam-watchlist” at User:MisterSynergy/sysop/standalone urls which lists items with only an URL-type statement and nothing else. Recently, a couple of your items showed up on it, but they apparently are not spammy at all. Can you please add more data to the items which have a weblink to UNESCO? This would help other users to work with them as well. Thanks!

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting me know :) I will enrich them with more data this week. All the best

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ValterVB (talkcontribs)

You have added a lot of disambiguatio to item, example 1 or example 2 Can you fix the problem?

NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting me know @ValterVB! I'll get that fixed asap. Best wishes

ValterVB (talkcontribs)


NavinoEvans (talkcontribs)

@ValterVB should be all removed now. Once the correct matches have been found I'll re-add Publisher statements to any that do not one have already. let me know if you still spot any issues. Thanks

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