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Wikidata:Property proposal/Australian Antarctic Data Center

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Australian Antarctic Data CenterEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

   Not done
Descriptionidentifier in the composite gazetteer for Antarctica run by Australia
Data typeExternal identifier
DomainGeographical features south of 60S
Allowed values([1-9][0-9]{0,3}
Example 1Edisto Ice Tongue (Q2563902)456
Example 2Ward Tower (Q7211732)133426
Example 3Adams Crest (Q4680335)135840
Example 4Sennet Glacier (Q7450861)131421
Example 5Merrick Glacier (Q23906)128817
Format and edit filter validationSpecial:AbuseFilter/17
Planned useAdd this property to all features in Antarctica that have an article in Hebrew Wiki (and all future articles I will write on the subject)
Number of IDs in source40,000
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URL$1
Robot and gadget jobsShould (but I don't know how to create bots)
See alsoGNIS Antarctica ID (P804) SCAR Composite Gazetteer place ID (P3230)


We currently have GNIS Antarctica ID (P804) for Antarctic locations, which is the gazetteer run by the US Geological Survey, one of about twenty bodies that names sites in Antarctica. This is a database run by the Australian government. The suggested identifier is the single unique "place ID", which maps to the database. Deror avi (talk) 08:15, 3 February 2019 (UTC)


@Deror avi: I think we already have this as Australian Antarctic Gazetteer ID (P3626). However, after looking at it for a bit more, I think that property may have some problems as well - it seems to have one entry per name (ie entry in a national gazetteer) without actually having an identifier for a place. Merrick Glacier (Q23906) currently links to #488, the entry in the Australian gazetteer; your suggested link is #128817, the entry in the US gazetteer. They're crosslinked (apparently via the SCAR database entry) but there's no single entry for "Merrick Glacier", and there's no way to tell from the ID that this is "the Australian record" rather than one of the others, unfortunately. Andrew Gray (talk) 11:40, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

  •   Oppose Already exists and I added the new name as an alias in English David (talk) 07:46, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Deror avi: care to respond? Or should I close this proposal as unsuccessful? Multichill (talk) 16:57, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes - can be closed. sorry for opening it. I did not find it. Deror avi (talk) 07:46, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

  Not done --Kristbaum (talk) 18:35, 8 April 2019 (UTC)