Wikidata:WikiProject Philippine historical markers
The WikiProject Philippine historical markers is a narrow-scoped WikiProject to represent in Wikidata all of the historical markers related to the Philippines. This is an initiative of Wiki Society of the Philippines (Q18559795) under its Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage (EPH) program. Currently, this WikiProject is focusing on the markers installed by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (Q2652138).
Historical Markers Map
The Historical Markers Map is an online web map showing the a live snapshot of historical markers as stored in Wikidata. The data shown on the map is dynamically retrieved from Wikidata via the Wikidata Query Service.
To be included in the map, a historical marker's Wikidata item needs to have its instance of (P31) property set to National Historical Commission of the Philippines historical marker (Q21562164) and to have a valid coordinate location (P625) set. Each historical marker is represented by a marker on the map that when clicked will open a popup showing an image (P18) (if any) and the inscription (P1684) (if any) with the historical marker's title linking to the corresponding item in Wikidata.
See: GitHub repository
Panandâ is an Android mobile app that lets users explore the historical markers. Users can browse the historical markers either on an interactive map or as a list, and can bookmark individual historical markers or mark them as visited. The app also has a filter feature that shows markers by region or markers that are near user if GPS is enabled.
Unlike the Historical Markers Map above, Panandâ only shows a static snapshot of the data from Wikidata (i.e., the data is fixed and is not dynamically retrieved from Wikidata). The app, and therefore the data, is updated a few times a year.
A version for iOS is forthcoming.
See: GitHub repository
At the minimum, items on historical markers should have the following attributes (labels, descriptions, properties). The example values refer to the Lichauco House historical marker shown on the right.
|Labels and descriptions|
|English label||Lichauco House historical marker||The format should be <title> historical marker where <title> is the title on the marker. If the marker is not in English, translate the title into English. If there is no title, use the name of the main entity being commemorated.|
|English description||historical marker for the Lichauco Heritage House||The format should be NHCP historical marker for <entity> where <entity> is the main entity being commemorated.|
|Philippine-language label||palatandaang makasaysayan ng Bahay Lichauco||Default to the local prevailing language where the marker is installed. Also include the Tagalog label if possible.|
|Philippine-language description||palatandaang makasaysayan ng NHCP para sa Bahay Lichauco||The format should be palatandaang makasaysayan ng NHCP para sa <entity> where <entity> is the main entity being commemorated.|
|instance of (P31)||National Historical Commission of the Philippines historical marker (Q21562164)|
|creator (P170)||National Historical Commission of the Philippines (Q2652138)|
|country (P17)||Philippines (Q928)||This should be set to Philippines (Q928) unless located overseas.|
|located in the administrative territorial entity (P131)||Santa Ana (Q7419141)||This should be set to the most specific administrative entity that exists in Wikidata. At the very least, this should be set to the city or municipal-level item.|
|location (P276)||Lichauco Heritage House (Q18346383)||Set the value to the Wikidata item representing the specific location, building, or place where the marker is installed. Please create the item if it does not exist yet.|
|street address (P6375)||2315 Pedro Gil Street||Indicate the street address where the marker is located|
|coordinate location (P625)||14°34'52.75"N, 121°0'39.89"E||The coordinates should be set to the location of the marker itself and not of the structure where the marker is installed. For example, a historical marker installed on the facade of a church will have its coordinates located somewhere at the front of the church, and not at the center of the church (which is the coordinates of the church itself). Please set the value to a precision of 5 decimal places (which is precise to around 1 meter).|
|inception (P571)||2010||This represents when the marker was installed and should at least contain the year. The year of installation is almost always seen on the marker itself. The month and day can be added if known, and these can sometimes be obtained from local news articles, which should be added as references to the statement.|
|title (P1476)||Lichauco House||Encode the title written on the marker. Set the correct language as well.|
|inscription (P1684)||Declared a heritage house by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines 21 July 2010||Encode the inscription written on the marker as is excluding the title. Set the correct language as well. If the inscription is too long (you will encounter an error), then place the inscription temporarily on the item's talk page using Template:LongInscription until a better solution is found. See Talk:Q23336728 for an example of placing the inscription text in the talk page of the item.|
|commemorates (P547)||Lichauco Heritage House (Q18346383)||Set the value to the Wikidata item (or items) that represents the entity (or entities) being commemorated. Please create the item (or items) if it does not exist yet. Note that many historical markers commemorate an event or an institution and the structure or building where the marker is installed may not be the correct item to be linked (see the next property instead).|
|image (P18)||Lichauco Heritage House marker.jpg||This is the filename of the Wikimedia Commons photo of the marker. Please upload a photo if it is not in Commons yet.|