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Last status update
This is the Wikidata summary of the week before 2015-05-23.
- State of the Map US (OpenStreetMap's conference) in New York on 6-8 June
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2015 in Lyon from 23-25 May. Some of the activities and outcomes:
- Wikidata descriptions can be soon be edited in the Wikipedia iOS app.
- A early preview of the primary SPARQL endpoint for Wikidata has been created to query Wikidata. Remember that it is not stable and still beta. A short introduction to SPARQL can be found in Lucie's slides.
- If you are not familiar with SPARQL yet, a tool has been created by Tpt and Bene* to generate SPARQL queries from natural language questions.
- To do SPARQL queries from the command line, a command line tool was crafted by Marius.
- The special page to query for badges is within reach.
- A feedback session on the architecture of Wikibase was held.
- We got a cool presentation by Maxime about inventaire.io.
- We figured out the next steps to make Wikidata more mobile friendly.
- Pilot on the Hungarian Wikipedia to show diagrams based on Wikidata in their articles on Spanish villages
Other Noteworthy Stuff
- New command line tool for mapping SKOS to Wikidata (video)
- The Wikidata Visualization Challenge is ending soon. Please submit your entries. The Wikidata Menu Challenge is also ending soon.
- The number of videos about Wikidata is growing and there is now a category on Wikimedia Commons for these.
Did you know?
- Newest properties: lowest note, highest note, source website, Fauna Europaea ID, Danish urban area code, OpenPlaques plaque identifier, signatory, BNC identifier, different from
- Newest WikiProjects: WikiProject Elections
- Got early preview of the primary SPARQL endpoint for Wikidata live
- The Graph extension is now live on Wikidata
- Arbitrary access is rolled out on fawiki, hewiki and enwikivoyage now
- Busy with the hackathon (see above)
You can see all open bugs related to Wikidata here.
- Hack on one of these.
- Help fix these items which have been flagged using Wikidata - The Game.
- Help develop the next summary here!
- Contribute to a Showcase item
- Help translate or proofread pages in your own language!
- Add labels, in your own language, for the new properties listed above.
Anything to add? Please share! :)