Wikidata:Property proposal/Commons map category V2

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category for maps[edit]

DescriptionName of the Wikimedia Commons category specifically for maps or plans of this item
Data typeItem
Example 1Cambridge (Q350)Category:Maps of Cambridge (Q82327266)
Example 2Tower of London (Q62378)Category:Tower of London plans (Q82328656)
Example 3Berlin (Q64)Category:Maps of Berlin (Q15143387)
SourceCommons maps category (OBSOLETE) (P3722)
Planned useIn items and Commons infoboxes
Number of IDs in source15,717 (current usage of Commons maps category (OBSOLETE) (P3722))
Robot and gadget jobsI'll use Pi bot (talkcontribslogs) to migrate existing uses over
See alsocategory for people born here (P1464), category for recipients of this award (P2517), category for the interior of the item (P7561) and category for ship name (P7782)

Motivation[edit]

This property already exists as Commons maps category (OBSOLETE) (P3722), but it was proposed and created as a string rather than an item property. Other properties like this one have been created as item properties, such as category for people born here (P1464), category for recipients of this award (P2517), category for the interior of the item (P7561) and category for ship name (P7782), and I think it would be good to migrate this property over, creating new category items as needed. As well as automatically updating when Commons categories are renamed (rather than requiring strings to be manually/bot-updated), it will also be useful to show metadata in the Commons categories through the infobox. I asked about this at Property_talk:P3722 back in September, with no opposition, hence this proposal. Pinging those previously involved in the this property proposal: @Jheald, Pigsonthewing, ChristianKl, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE), Igel B TyMaHe. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:37, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]