@Rschen7754: Hi again! I created the remaining stub articles for the Costa Rica National Road Network over at Wikipedia, now I would like to add the corresponding instances to Wikidata, I have the same data from the official GIS (number, length, administrative (provinces) divisions...), shields are already at Commons and so on. Do you know how to use and if there is a particular format so that we can upload these instances in a single transaction? Like CSV, JSON? I'll read through Wikidata:Data Import Guide too. Roqz (talk) 13:12, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Roqz: I've had some success with  and  before. Unfortunately I don't think I've done any mass import of numeric types before though. --Rschen7754 18:27, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Rschen7754: Thanks a lot for pointing me to QuickStatements! It was just what I was looking for, worked great, and the data I had was already in a similar format, now I have completed the table at Wikidata:WikiProject Roads/Costa Rica with all the stub/articles in Wikipedia, as well as added the same information I used for the infoboxes (length, provinces covered). Really appreciated! This has been a very fun project, I will keep adding the junction lists little by little, I'll try to ask for some help from the Costa Rica OpenStreetMap group for filling some extra data too, I think the heavy boilerplate work is now done, because of that I have seen some contributions here and there in Wikipedia on those articles too. --Roqz (talk) 01:09, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
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Tool of the week
Mix'n'match lets you match lists of external identifiers to Wikidata items, or create new items if necessary. Thousands of catalogs already exist, in dozens of different topic areas, and it's easy to import new ones.
Collecting a lot of feedback and doing research around how to improve our APIs to start making it easier to access Wikidata's data for programmers
Finalized the initial feature list for the query builder and working on designs and prototypes for testing
Doing user research on the Merge gadget to prepare for making it part of the proper code-base so that other Wikibase instances also benefit from easier merging
Federated Properties: continued working on the first version of Federation that will make it possible to use Wikidata's Properties in another Wikibase installation
Start of a new project (Wikibase Decoupling & Extension Registration) in order to clean up our codebase a bit and make it easier to extend with new features in the future
More work on the design system to have a set of unified components for Wikidata that will make it easier to develop new features in the future because we don't have to rewrite components that are used in a lot of places
Some MediaWiki skin changes meant broken edit links on Wikipedia and co. Fixed now. (phabricator:T252800)
Upcoming domain name migration on the Wikimedia Toolforge implies that OpenRefine users need to update their Wikidata reconciliation service to the new endpoint which will be available by default in the upcoming release of OpenRefine (3.4). phab:T254172
Wikirecords - proposal for a Wikibase-based sister-project
Apologies for both of the problematic queries ("MWAPI searches in wikidata about people described as slave traders by citizenship" in Weekly Summary #419 and "Monuments named after/commemorating/depicting slave traders” in Weekly Summary #420). The "MWAPI searches in wikidata about people described as slave traders by citizenship” in #419 lists any people with the word "slave" in a label, description or alias, among them several people who are not slave traders. The "Monuments named after/commemorating/depicting slave traders” in #420 incorrectly linked this query for enslaved people instead of this query for slavetraders.
Upcoming: Next Linked Data for Libraries LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: Merrilee Proffitt, Chris Cyr, and Rob Fernandez on a project to surface library holdings to indicate possible notability for persons, June 30th. Agenda
Ptable displays the periodic table automatically extracted from information provided by Wikidata; it also provides a check that all the elements are there with some basic properties. Additional pages provide charts of the nuclides under different criteria such as half-life. Each element or nuclide is linked to its Wikidata item for more information or to edit if necessary.
Polishing the first step of Federation (using Wikidata's Properties in another Wikibase installation) (incl. preventing users from selecting a federated property with a non-supported data type (phab:T252012) and preventing users from accessing Special:NewProperty when federation is enabled (phab:T255576) and viewing a list of all properties when federation is enabled (phab:T246339))
Continuing research and interviews around the topic of making it easier to access Wikidata's data for programmers
Doing first testing of mockups and prototypes of the first version of the Query Builder - coding can start soon
Convert a few properties from string to external identifier: Linguasphere code (P1396), KOATUU identifier (P1077) and ISIN (P946)