Wikidata:WikiProject Filming Locations

This is Wikidata's WikiProject Filming Locations. The WikiProject covers an aspect of WikiProject Movies.

A "filming location" (Q1045481) is "a place where some or all of a film or television series is produced, in addition to or instead of using sets constructed on a movie studio backlot or soundstage. In filmmaking, a location is any place where a film crew will be filming actors and recording their dialog." [1]
There are two main types of locations.
  • Location shooting is the practice of filming in an actual setting
  • Studio shoots in either a sound stage or backlot [2]

Items for films can state the location with filming location (P915). It's not to be confused with the location the narrative is set. This aspect can be mentioned with narrative location (P840).

Purpose Edit

  • Improve and define the structure for information about filming locations on Wikidata
  • Import some of the relevant data from Wikipedia categories
  • Import the relevant data from Freebase

Participants Edit

Properties Edit

All filming locations Edit

# Wikidata Map of Filming Locations
# by Jura1, rev. 2016-10-28, excludes countries
	?film ?title ?filmLabel ?filmDescription 
	?filminglocation ?filminglocationLabel ?coor
	?film wdt:P31 wd:Q11424 .
  	?film wdt:P915 ?filminglocation .
  	?filminglocation wdt:P625 ?coor .
  	OPTIONAL { ?film wdt:P1476 ?title } .
  	FILTER NOT EXISTS { ?filminglocation wdt:P17 ?filminglocation }
	SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en,en" }

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Popular filming locations Edit

# Popular filming locations
# Source:
SELECT ?location ?locationLabel ?coords ?count ?layer WHERE {
    SELECT ?location (SAMPLE(?coordinates) AS ?coords) (COUNT(DISTINCT ?film) AS ?count) WHERE {
      ?film wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q11424;
            wdt:P915 ?location.
      ?location wdt:P625 ?coordinates.
    GROUP BY ?location
    HAVING(?count >= 10)
    IF(?count < 20, "<20", ?_),
    IF(?count < 50, "<50", ?_),
    IF(?count < 100, "<100", ?_),
    IF(?count < 200, "<200", ?_),
    IF(?count < 500, "<500", ?_),
    IF(?count < 1000, "<1000", ?_),
    ) AS ?layer).
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en". }

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Filming locations of James Bond films Edit

# Wikidata map of James Bond filming locations
# SPARQL by Jura1, 2016-11-05
SELECT 	?film (CONCAT(str(?actorLabel), " /in/ ", str(?filmLabel), " -- the ", str(?filmDescription)) as ?layer) 
		?enwiki_article	?coor	
		?filminglocation	?filminglocationLabel
{	SELECT DISTINCT ?film	?filmLabel ?filmDescription 	?enwiki_article	?coor	?filminglocation	?filminglocationLabel ?actorLabel ?propertyLabel 
  	?statement pq:P453 wd:Q2009573 .
  	?film p:P161 ?statement . ?statement ps:P161 ?actor .
  	?film wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q11424 .
  	?film wdt:P915 ?filminglocation .
  	?filminglocation wdt:P625 ?coor . 
    filter not exists { ?filminglocation wdt:P17 ?filminglocation }  
	OPTIONAL { ?enwiki_article schema:about ?film ; schema:isPartOf <> }
	SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en" . 
                            ?film rdfs:label ?filmLabel . ?film schema:description ?filmDescription . 
                            ?filminglocation rdfs:label ?filminglocationLabel . ?actor rdfs:label ?actorLabel  }

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Examples Edit

Examples : Film Edit

Item Batman (Q116852)     

Examples: Category Edit

Item Category:Films shot in Amsterdam (Q10217113)      Category:Films set in Amsterdam (Q8457557)     
Comment (example) (for comparison)

Examples : List Edit

Item list of films shot in Iceland (Q6620107)     

Examples : Location Edit

Item Amsterdam (Q727)       

Import from Wikipedia Edit

Source: Category:Films by shooting location (Q55348)

Language Categories Films Done
en 600? [3] 9000? [4] ?%

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