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   Under discussion
DescriptionQualifier to inidicate the particular revision of an image that a statement refers to
Data typeString
Domainstatements with value: media
Allowed values\d+
Example 1File:Pigot and Co (1842) p2.138 - Map of Lancashire.jpg (revision-sensitive statement) → 279847594
Example 2File:Larousse,_Plan_de_Paris,_1900_-_David_Rumsey.jpg (revision-sensitive statement) → 180884966
Example 3File:1768_Jeffreys_Wall_Map_of_India_and_Ceylon_-_Geographicus_-_India-jeffreys-1768.jpg (revision-sensitive statement) → 345654849
Planned useTo indicate which revision of a map image has been georeferenced on Commons MapWarper. But further use-cases are likely to emerge.
See alsoWikimedia import URL (P4656)


Sometimes it is important to be able to indicate which particular revision of a Commons image a Wikidata or SDC statement refers to. For example, georeferencing information will fail to be correct if an image has been cropped. A mechanism is therefore necessary to be able to specify a particular version of a Commons file. Jheald (talk) 13:16, 14 August 2019 (UTC)


  • Proposed. Jheald (talk) 13:16, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment This is not going to work properly, because, when someone will upload a new version, the file will change its version number, but the value in the property may stay the old one. Moreover, there was a discussion with WMF team, that it's not possible to track different versions so they cannot be stored in Wikidata. --Juandev (talk) 20:21, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Juandev: The whole point is that we want the property to point to the old version of the image, because that is the one that the georeferencing was done against, not any later reupload that may potentially have been cropped. Jheald (talk) 22:15, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I think the (current) samples give the revision of the file description page, not the image version. --- Jura 09:35, 13 October 2019 (UTC)