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Llywelyn2000 (talkcontribs)

Good to see that someone else has been updating the data on the Scottish peaks! I created around 2,200 cywiki (Welsh language) articles (by hand!) 9 years ago, using the same db (The Database of British and Irish Hills), but many of them still remain quite lonely, with no corresponding articles in any other languages! I think there are around 1,400 missing on enwiki! Because of this, the Wikidata remains very week! I'm going to pop our Wikidata infoboxes, shortly on all cywiki articles, so will try and match up articles with WD. I'm using [ this WD listeria list] to plough through them, in case you're interested. Best regards... ~~~~

SilentSpike (talkcontribs)

Hey, that's incredible!

I have been wondering why I was able to consistently find so many existing items with only Welsh articles. It looks like the Swedish and Cebuano language wikis also have fairly decent coverage (though accuracy is spotty in my experience).

I'm currently importing data as I slowly match DoBIH entries to existing Wikidata items (see this mix n' match catalogue). Any time items are matched via property DoBIH Number (P6515), data coverage will improve when I perform my import process. My hope is to eventually have all existing items matched this way, at which point new items can be safely created without fear of duplication for the remaining peaks in the DoBIH (meaning lists like your link are super useful in ensuring I've found all existing items first).

Any help in matching items to the DoBIH is appreciated - particularly from someone with the same area of interest. I hope the improved wikidata coverage is of use to you. Let me know if there's any data in particular you'd like to see imported. Kind Regards.

Cell Danwydd (talkcontribs)

Wonderful! I hadn't seen the Mix 'n Match DoBIH project! I had thought of starting a M+M based on coordinates, so that any duplicates can be found, but I'll join yours when I can (time, oh, time!). But importing other fields from DoBIH is just as important, creating rich content! I'll keep you informed of any developments! Scotland first, Wales follows! Best regards... ~~~~

Cell Danwydd (talkcontribs)

just seen the M+M and it has all mountains in the UK. Is there a way of filtering to Scotland only? Maybe I need to delve deeper into it! Great project! ~~~~

Llywelyn2000 (talkcontribs)

Thanks both! I'll plod on adding the English names on the list I mentioned, so that they will be found on the mix n' match tool. As I mentioned, the Wikidata infobox will be added shortly, so the more the merrier. i've sent a dm to editors interested in geography projects, so we might even turn this into a mini WikiProject! Best regards!

Cell Danwydd (talkcontribs)

Just spent an hour on M+M, with no luck! Much harder than it looks! I'm going back to liverworts, and I'll have a look when I have time! @Llywelyn2000 - angen help! ~~~~

Llywelyn2000 (talkcontribs)

OK. i've done the first 50 on this list in 90 minutes; the dobih is the second column. @Cell Danwydd - ffonsan pnawn ma!

if we can help it, we need the county where the peak is situated under {{P|131}} rather than 'Scotland'.

The dobih is really the link to wd, so - THANKS @SilentSpike!

Llywelyn2000 (talkcontribs)

@SilentSpike I think if you run Mix 'n Match again - using cywiki (Welsh Wikipedia) it should match up quite a few with the Welsh articles automatically. Then we can do what's left, manually! I'm up to around 140 now.

Cell Danwydd (talkcontribs)

Brilliant! Da iawn! ~~~~

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