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Allow .tab and .map files to be added to categories
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.tab files are starting to be added to Commons and used in graphs and in other ways in Wikipedia e.g

However this work does not show up in metrics tools like BaGLAMa 2 and others because currently .tab files cannot be added to categories. This inability to provide metrics on use of content is restricting people's ability to work with potential partners who hold data to convince them to make it available under an open license

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Thanks John. Agree this will be important down the road. We have more than 3,000 data sets at OWID. So the impact they are having will be a good metric for us gaining further tech support to improve our visualizations.

The_RedBurn renamed this task from Allow .tab files to be added to categories to Allow .tab and .map files to be added to categories.Feb 25 2020, 3:13 PM

As an example of how this feature would be useful on Wikimedia wikis, is populated entirely by pages in the Data talk: namespace because it isn’t possible to add the data tables directly to the category.