Talk:Q13226383

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description: place for doing something

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subclass of (P279) -> geographic location (Q2221906) & subclass of (P279) -> geographical object (Q618123)[edit]

I find these two links to be surprising. Although most facilities happen to be on Earth, shouldn't their definition be decoupled from the concept of existing on Earth ?

As an example : the James Webb Space Telescope (Q186447).

The JWST is an instance of (P31) -> space observatory (Q148578), which is a subclass of (P279) -> observatory (Q62832), thus a facility (Q13226383), and in turn a geographic location (Q2221906), which means it's part of (P361) -> Earth's surface (Q1349417). Yet, the JWST is not even orbiting the Earth, it's orbiting the sun at L2.

It looks like the link between observatory (Q62832) and facility (Q13226383) is warranted, but it doesn't make sense to assume that it will be a geographical object just because it is a facility.

Eledeuh (talk) 10:44, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, observatory (Q62832) is homonym (Q160843): 1) Earth (Q2)'s ground-based observatory 2) outer space (Q4169)'s space observatory 3) airborne observatory --Fractaler (talk) 12:11, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I guess I'll go ahead and move the linkage one notch higher, respectively to location (Q17334923) and physical object (Q223557), either of which could also be debated I guess, but it's probably more correct. Eledeuh (talk) 12:04, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
"facility" is just place used by humans, not necessary studied in geography
But always a 2D/3D place somewhere.
E.g. "launch site" (2d/3d place where launch will happen)
Only engineering specialties have strong interest in launching sites.
I tried to address this in recent changes.
If there is better option - please let me know. d1g (talk) 05:07, 28 September 2017 (UTC)