Commons:Structured data/Modeling/Location

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How to model various types of locations in structured data, for files on Wikimedia Commons

Caution: distinction between location of where the file was produced and what is depicted in the file[edit]

This has traditionally been done via the two templates {{Location}} and {{Object location}}. Here we are modelling the first of the two.

Caution: distinction between a digital file, and a creative work shown/depicted in a file[edit]

When a file on Wikimedia Commons shows/depicts a creative work, location information about the file and about the depicted work are usually very different.

In some cases (when? criteria?) it is best to describe the creative work as an item on Wikidata to keep this distinction clear.


Modeling various dates and times related to Wikimedia Commons files[edit]

Type of metadata Notes Wikidata property Status
Location location of the point of view (P7108) Crystal128-configure.svg Work in progress
Coordinates coordinates of the point of view (P1259) Crystal128-configure.svg Work in progress
Example Example Example Crystal128-configure.svg Work in progress

General notes and remarks[edit]

  • Both Location and Coordinates and are wanted since they can help answer different kind of SPARQL queries.


(list files below that provide best practices on how to model various situations)