Wikidata:Property proposal/GLIMS ID

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GLIMS ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

   Done: GLIMS ID (P6799) (Talk and documentation)
DescriptionIdentifier assigned to glaciers by the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space service at NSIDC
Data typeExternal identifier
Example 1Applegate Glacier (Q49841150)G211403E60457N
Example 2Arapaho Glacier (Q4784181)G254353E40023N
Example 3Adams Glacier (Q4680353)G238490E46217N
Example 4Andrews Glacier (Q4759077)G254316E40288N
Planned useWe plan to be adding several hundred more glaciers to Wikidata over the next month, and tying these back to GLIMS ID will help in adding additional data as it is collcted
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1


This is a primary ID used for glaciers that is separate than those used by the WGI (also managed by the NSIDC). GLIMS IDs are more common and more reliable. --Etradio1 (talk)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Trivialist (talk) 16:54, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dhx1 (talk) 13:35, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Added a formatter URI which is the JSON search result output of analysis performed on the glacier. Not the best page for the formatter URI, but I suppose it may be better than nothing. Dhx1 (talk) 13:44, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support.--Vulphere 12:43, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
✓ Done @Etradio1, Trivialist, Dhx1, Vulphere: created as GLIMS ID (P6799). Enjoy! --99of9 (talk) 05:18, 3 June 2019 (UTC)