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Use Wikidata international labels when OSM data is not available
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Yurik, Apr 26 2018


A vast majority of important places in OSM have wikidata tag, but does not have all possible localizations of the location names. Many companies that work with OSM data, like Klokane tech and Mapbox, use Wikidata for those international labels for any place without localized name. Please make wiki map use that data as well.

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Yurik created this task.Apr 26 2018, 8:07 PM
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Strong Support on behalf of Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community. Using Wikidata labels will give us (and other regional or indigenous language communities worldwide) a map of the world in our languages for the first time ever.

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Pnorman closed this task as Declined.Jul 10 2018, 4:25 PM
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This would be a big user-facing change which we would not deploy since there isn't a product manager for maps.

If we had one on a permanent basis or through a one-time effort like the community wishlist it could be re-opened, but as-is we're declining it.

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eranroz reopened this task as Open.Nov 13 2018, 6:43 PM
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(reopen per discussion in wikitech-l regarding the meaning of declined in phabricator)

Seems like this task is valid and there is a demand for it from different users in wishlist ( )

MSantos triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 27 2018, 4:23 PM