Wikidata:Property proposal/Gazetteer for Scotland ID

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Gazetteer for Scotland place ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Place

DescriptionIdentifier for a geographical item on the Gazetteer for Scotland website
RepresentsGazetteer for Scotland (Q12715032)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainlocation (Q17334923) areas and places in Scotland
Allowed values(towns\/townfirst|councils\/councilfirst|counties\/countyfirst|parishes\/parfirst|features\/featurefirst)\d{1,6}
Example 1Dumfries (Q652035)towns/townfirst349
Example 2Dumfries and Galloway (Q126514)councils/councilfirst7
Example 3Dumfriesshire (Q67479916)counties/countyfirst10
Example 4River Nith (Q2557007)features/featurefirst2912
Example 5Burns Mausoleum (Q17570326)features/featurefirst11367
Example 6Glencairn (Q5568223)parishes/parfirst1006
Example 7Moniaive (Q6899864)towns/townfirst3153
External linksUse in sister projects: [ar][de][en][es][fr][he][it][ja][ko][nl][pl][pt][ru][sv][vi][zh][commons][species][wd].
Number of IDs in sourcemore than 23,000 [1]
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URL$1.html
See alsoGazetteer for Scotland person ID (P7349)


The Gazetteer for Scotland, first released in 1995 and continuously extended since then, provides editorially researched encyclopedic entries for over 23,000 areas, places, and features in Scotland. As well as the summary pages that would be directly linked by the IDs, additional tabs on the right of the pages give access to further information (including cross-references to related places, people, and events), to a map (including flags for related places), and often to a lengthier historical gazetteer entry. Matching between the site and our items would be a very useful cross-reference for our coverage of places and other geographical features in Scotland. Jheald (talk) 10:53, 23 September 2019 (UTC)


@Pigsonthewing: Hi Andy. As far as I know, the geographical sub-types are the five given above: "towns" (for settlements of all sizes), "councils", "counties", "parishes", and "features". There are also "people", for which I have proposed a separate property; plus a limited number of "events", which I don't propose to match. Whilst it would be nice to just have the numeric parts of the IDs, five separate properties for the geographical elements seemed to me to be too many, so that's why I suggested the scheme above. Jheald (talk) 18:35, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Tagishsimon (talk) 01:43, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Looks good. Andrew Gray (talk) 21:04, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Trade (talk) 21:25, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question I made changes to your proposal. Would that be okay with you, @Jheald:? —Eihel (talk) 12:18, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Eihel: Regex looks fine. And the name change makes sense. Thank you! Jheald (talk) 12:24, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@Jheald, ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Pigsonthewing, Tagishsimon, Andrew Gray, Trade: ✓ Done Gazetteer for Scotland place ID (P7350)Eihel (talk) 13:23, 30 September 2019 (UTC)