Wikidata:Property proposal/Location specifics

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Location specifics[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Generic

DescriptionFor subproperty involving location. The exact location within the item of the parent property.
RepresentsSubproperty for properties such as location (P276) and type locality (biology) (P5304)
Data typeMonolingual text
DomainSubproperty of location (P276), type locality (biology) (P5304) and any other relevant ones.
Example 1type locality (biology) (P5304) of Guyanancistrus nassauensis (Q47461565) --> Nassau Mountains (Q20019224) + "Paramaka Creek, Marowijne River Drainage"
Example 2type locality (biology) (P5304) of Solanum homalospermum (Q15535276) --> Sobremonte Department (Q1063095) + "a 6 km de San Francisco de Chañar, a orilla de ruta rumbo a Lucio V. Mansilla"
Example 3location (P276) of Spy Booth (Q18161895) --> 153-159 Fairview Road (Q19869645) + "gable end of #159"


Sometimes a location as cited in the source can simply not be given as an accurate item for a variety of reasons: the more precise item may not exist or not be notable, it may be relative to that item (e.g. 3 km from X, bridge crossing of Y, north end of Z...) or located between named features. The exact location may even be ambiguous due to outdated or poorly transcribed names (as is the case with type locality (biology) (P5304) of Solanum loxophyllum (Q17400854), where the city in question doesn't exist anymore). This property would be a better solution than stated as (P1932) for such cases. The Solanum example, notably, would still not be properly accurate even if the village did have an item. Circeus (talk) 12:41, 25 February 2019 (UTC)


Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment should this be a monolingual string (i.e. have a language attached) rather than an ordinary string? ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:50, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Good point. I'm not used to the data-properties. Circeus (talk) 03:39, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment. This is directions (P2795). Thierry Caro (talk) 20:18, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Why, thank you. It's embarrassing that a property proposal is so often the most efficient way to find about these properties. Circeus (talk) 16:38, 4 March 2019 (UTC)