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This page is for the proposal of new properties.

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  3. Check if you can give a similar label and definition as an existing Wikipedia infobox parameter, or if it can be matched to an infobox, to or from which data can be transferred automatically. See WD:WikiProject Infoboxes for suggestions.
  4. Select the right datatype for the Property.
  5. Start writing the documentation based on the preload form below and add it in the appropriate section.

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  2. See steps when creating properties.

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=== {{TranslateThis | anchor = en
| de = <!-- PROPERTY NAME IN German (optional) -->
| fr = <!-- PROPERTY NAME IN French (optional) -->
<!-- |xx = property names in some other languages -->
}} ===
{{Property documentation
|status                 = <!--leave this empty-->
|description            = {{TranslateThis
  | en = ...
|subject item           = <!-- item corresponding to the concept represented by the property, if applicable; example: item ORCID (Q51044) for property ORCID (P496) -->
|infobox parameter      = Wikipedia infobox parameters, if any; ex: "population" in [[:en:template:infobox settlement]]
|datatype               = put datatype here (item, string, media, coordinate, monolingual text, multilingual text, time, URL, number)
|domain                 = types of items that may bear this property
|allowed values         = type of linked items (Q template or text), list or range of allowed values, string pattern...
|source                 = external reference, Wikipedia list article, etc.
|example                = {{Q|1}} → {{Q|2}}
|formatter URL          = 
|filter                 = (sample: 7 digit number can be validated with edit filter [[Special:AbuseFilter/17]])
|robot and gadget jobs  = Should or are bots or gadgets doing any task with this? (Checking other properties for consistency, collecting data, etc.)


(Add your motivation for this property here.) ~~~~


For a list of infobox parameters, you might want to use table format:

{{List of properties/Header}}

{{List of properties/Row|id=
|title          = audio
|type           = media
|qualifier      =
|description    = Commons sound file
|example-subject= Q187 <!-- Il Canto degli Italiani -->
|example-object = Inno di Mameli instrumental.ogg


For blank forms, see Property documentation and List of properties/Row


M.49 code[edit]

   In progress
Description M.49 code
Represents UN M.49 (Q7865431)
Data type String
Domain geographic region (Q82794)
Allowed values 3 digit numbers
Example South America (Q18) => "005" ; New Zealand (Q664) => "554"
Source w:en:UN M.49, w:en:ISO 3166-1 numeric

See also ISO 3166-1 numeric code (P299).


Could be usefull. Or not. Visite fortuitement prolongée (talk) 21:36, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


Facebook Places ID[edit]

   In progress
Description ID of a place in Facebook
Represents Facebook (Q355)
Data type String
Domain geographical object (Q618123)
Allowed values [0-9]+
Suggested values (deprecated)
Example Schlatkow (Q15923993) -> 115498741794980
Source Externe Referenzen
Formatter URL$1
Robot and gadget jobs Ja
Proposed by J2hcom

Motivation. One important aspect of open data is building up a net of relations. So this should be able for facebook places relations too like it already is for e.g. open street map, wikipedia, freebase

GA candidate.svg Weak support As with the Foursquare one, I probably won't use it myself, but it seems sensible enough. I've also cleaned this one up a bit too. - Nikki (talk) 14:43, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


northwest coordinate of location map[edit]

   In progress
Description see above. use as qualifier.
Data type Geographic coordinates
Template parameter Template:Location map (Q5625881)
Domain place
Example see above
Robot and gadget jobs Yes
Proposed by GZWDer (talk)

GZWDer (talk) 13:16, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

I would rather have a "northernmost latitude" and a "westernmost longitude" property with type = number (decimal value). Parsing it from a coordinate-type property seems needlessly complicated.--Zolo (talk) 08:04, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Thinking of it, maybe it is best to wait until there is Wikibase on Commons so that we can store the data directly there. --Zolo (talk) 09:00, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
I think this is a bad decision. Get the value of the coordinates is simple enough, but the coordinates are stored in the designated type. —putnik 18:31, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
We already have coordinate of northernmost point (P1332), coordinate of southernmost point (P1333), coordinate of easternmost point (P1334), and coordinate of westernmost point (P1335). Can't we use those instead (as Zolo asked)? They are not specific to a particular map projection. I'm inclined to oppose unless someone can tell me why we need something else. Filceolaire (talk) 20:02, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Map not need all four. What a couple of them should we choose? I think it might be a good solution to add these two parameters: "northwest coordinate" and "westernmost coordinate" (not only for location maps, but for future uses too). GA candidate.svg Weak support. —putnik 18:31, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
  • No answer? then I guess I Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Filceolaire (talk) 20:26, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
I guess the idea is to create location maps with marks. If you have the coordinates of a city and a location map you still need to know which sector the location map is showing to put the mark for the city on the right place. --Pasleim (talk) 22:10, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Such qualifier is useful only for specific kind of map projection (Q186386) (usually small) in which latitude and longitude can be converted to x and y value in the picture of map using Linear function (Q188597). However if you look at Antarctica.svg, the translation to x and y is rather complex. The general solution to the problem is creating function, which test whether the given coordinate is visible on the map, and converts it to pair of (x, y) in the picture. Paweł Ziemian (talk) 11:54, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
@Filceolaire: A statement with coordinate of northernmost point (P1332) d:o 1333, 1334 and 1335 have all both latitude and longitude. Adding all four, therefor gives 4 longitudes + 4 latitudes = 8 numbers. That would give us an unsolvable system of linear equations (Q11203). We need exactly four numbers here to copy the functions of present templates like Template:Location map Andorra (Q12259). That is easiest accomplished by adding coordinates of the most NW and SE points of the map.
@Paweł Ziemian: That also includes nations like Russia and Greenland. They are the exceptions, they cannot be solved in a simple way like most other nations and regions in the world. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 18:05, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I know. It was an example, where the problem is easiest to observe (I think). Paweł Ziemian (talk) 18:43, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

southeast coordinate of location map[edit]

   In progress
Description see above. use as qualifier.
Data type Geographic coordinates
Template parameter Template:Location map (Q5625881)
Domain place
Example see above
Robot and gadget jobs Yes
Proposed by GZWDer (talk)

GZWDer (talk) 13:16, 6 January 2015 (UTC)


OpenStreetMap Way identifier[edit]

   In progress
Description The ID of the way of this place/object in OpenStreetMap (Q936)
Data type String
Domain places
Example ???
Proposed by Agamitsudo (talk)


Today there is this OSM property [1] based on "relation". It would be great to have same properties for "node" and "way":

Thank you, --Agamitsudo (talk) 11:44, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

next crossing[edit]

   In progress
Description Next crossing of a river with a qulaifier for "upstream" or "downstream". (Alternatively, have separate properties for each)
Data type Item
Template parameter Succession boxes on en.Wikipedia, for example on en:Westminster Bridge
Domain Bridges, aqueducts, railways, roads, pipelines, powerlines, cable car lines
Example Westminster Bridge (Q456960) => Lambeth Bridge (Q1130666) (upstream); Jubilee line (Q961290) (downstream)


Proposed by: Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:58, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It's needed specify crossing type to eliminate the ambiguity (next automobile bridge, next railway bridge, next powerline and so forth). -- Sergey kudryavtsev (talk) 08:05, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I think it would be better to have a "next crossing [up|down]stream" property for the next crossing of any type, and a "next crossing of type [up|downstream]" with a mandatory qualifier of "bridge", "pedestrian tunnel", etc. to handle the specific types. Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 09:25, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --- Jura 12:11, 30 April 2015 (UTC)


resident animal[edit]

   In progress
Description animal species present at a zoo or other place that houses animals, NOT specific animals.
Data type Item
Domain zoos, etc.
Allowed values any species of organism in the phylum Animalia.
Example North Carolina Zoo (Q1850938)polar bear (Q33609)
Source Most zoos have a species list on their websites.

Useful for queries if you'd like to see which/how many zoos have a certain species of animal in their possession. --AmaryllisGardener talk 22:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support good idea. Maybe I'll find a label that convinces me more. --- Jura 11:03, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Maybe just "animal species in this zoo" will do? --- Jura 15:42, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
  • IDK, other possibilities: "species housed", "animal species housed", "resident animal species"... they're endless. --AmaryllisGardener talk 18:34, 4 July 2015 (UTC)