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An infobox created from Wikidata, where the links link to pages inside Wikidocumentaries. The values can be edited in Wikidata. Editing can be made available in Wikidocumentaries as well.


  • View/edit in Wikidata
  • Expand window to reveal all data

Default content

  • Type missing: The type of ___ is missing. You can use the first sentence of the article to help choose.
  • Description missing: The description for ___ is missing. You can add it by clicking here.
  • Name missing in the user's language: In the header part: Title in fallback language. The language in smaller letters. Link: Add title in your language. Icon: Pen.


Multiple values

  • Generally, all values will be displayed. When there is one preferred value, it should be made very visible, either displaying that only or making the other values much less prominent.


  • Qualifiers should be displayed when available. There may be complex rules for displaying them…


  • References should be displayed, maybe as a collapsible part of the statement. For example the reference could be displayed if a reference icon was clicked.

Property-qualifier combos

These properties are used together, one being the qualifier of the other

  • P528 catalog code
    • P972 catalog as qualifier
  • P217 inventory number
    • P195 collection as qualifier


  • Link structure: see Linking
  • The link ALWAYS points to a Wikidocumentaries page regardless of whether the title, description or article exist in the user's language
  • EXISTING article link is shown in 'normal' style
  • MISSING article link is shown with 'missing' style, but the link target remains the same.
  • EXTERNAL Links with external identifiers will be constructed to point to external resources, and are styled with the 'external' style.

Location data

It will be possible to derive location data from one type of data. Require only one: coordinates street address

Datatype default display

Commons media

Property Where to place In the Infobox
photosphere image (P4640) 3D Hidden - shown until in own section
3D model (P4896) 3D Hidden - shown until in own section
audio (P51) Audio Hidden - shown until in own section
spoken text audio (P989) Audio Hidden - shown until in own section
pronunciation audio (P443) Audio Hidden - shown until in own section
audio recording of the subject's spoken voice (P990) Audio Hidden - shown until in own section
shield image (P4004) Header Hidden - shown until in own section
traffic sign (P14) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
chemical structure (P117) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
flag image (P41) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
coat of arms image (P94) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
signature (P109) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
logo image (P154) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
seal image (P158) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
astronomic symbol image (P367) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
monogram (P1543) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
icon (P2910) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
sail emblem (P5962) Header/Icons Hidden - shown until in own section
Gene Atlas Image (P692) Images Hidden
service ribbon image (P2425) Images Hidden
place name sign (P1766) Images Hidden
commemorative plaque image (P1801) Images Hidden
page banner (P948) Images Hidden
scanned file on Wikimedia Commons (P996) Images Hidden
image of tombstone (P1442) Images Hidden
collage image (P2716) Images Hidden
label in sign language (P2919) Images Hidden
film poster (P3383) Images/Ephemera Hidden
image (P18) Images/Header image Hidden
nighttime view (P3451) Images/Header image Hidden
panorama view (P4291) Images/Header image Hidden
winter view (P5252) Images/Header image Hidden
image of interior (P5775) Images/Header image Hidden
taxon range map image (P181) Images/Maps Hidden
route map (P15) Images/Maps Hidden
bathymetry image (P207) Images/Maps Hidden
locator map image (P242) Images/Maps Hidden
orbit diagram (P491) Images/Maps Hidden
distribution map (P1846) Images/Maps Hidden
location map (P1943) Images/Maps Hidden
relief location map (P1944) Images/Maps Hidden
sheet music (P3030) Images/Music sheets Hidden
playing range image (P2343) Images/Plans Hidden
detail map (P1621) Images/Plans Hidden
sectional view (P2713) Images/Plans Hidden
plan view image (P3311) Images/Plans Hidden
schematic (P5555) Images/Plans Hidden
video (P10) Images/video Hidden

Geographic shape

Globe coordinate

  • About: Literal data for a geographical position given as a latitude-longitude pair in gms or decimal degrees for the given stellar body. Defaults to "Earth" and then "WGS84". It adds a resolution and range.
    • latitude – implicit first part (float, dms, dm, dd) of the coordinate string, direction is either given by prefixed sign or by postfixed N/S
    • longitude – implicit second part (float, dms, dm, dd) of the coordinate string, direction is either given by prefixed sign or by postfixed E/W
    • globe – explicit (?) data value, given as stellar body that defaults to Earth ""
    • precision - numeric precision of the coordinate
  • Wikidocumentaries: Displayed in WGS format for copying to other systems. Link to the map display?

External identifier

  • Wikidata property for an identifier (Q19847637) and subclasses / items of datatype external identifier
  • Use formatter URL (P1630) to construct link, example:$1
  • Display as a comma-separated list to save space
  • Possibly collapse a section

Monolingual text

  • Wikidocumentaries: Language flag included, for example: Nimi Niminen (fi).


  • Lot of work to display the units. Take advantage of infobox work.
  • Units are described in Wikidata but how they relate to each property could be investigated. It may be possible to record the correct conjugations of units to Wikidata and retrieve correctly formatted quantities.


  • Diplay as is

Tabular data

  • Wikidocumentaries: Link to Commons


  • Wikidocumentaries: Dates are displayed in localized formats 1990/12/24 (in English) 24.12.1990 in Finnish, if possible.


  • Wikidocumentaries: External links are made as pretty as possible. Perhaps use the title as the link text to avoid long links


  • Wikidocumentaries: Local link. See different styles in #Links


  • Wikidocumentaries: Link to Wikidata

Mathematical expression

  • Wikidocumentaries: as is


  • Wikidocumentaries: need to investigate more


  • Wikidocumentaries: need to investigate more

How to display each property

Wikidata property about Wikimedia categories (Q18667213)

Include in other content components. Hide or show in infobox?

Property Where to place Status
P910 topic's main category No idea Hidden
P1464 category for people born here To special section Hidden
P1465 category for people who died here To special section Hidden
P1791 category of people buried here To special section Hidden
P1792 category of associated people To special section Hidden
P1740 category for films shot at this location To special section Hidden
P1472 Commons Creator page Could also be shown Hidden
P2959 permanent duplicated item Wikidata internal, can be shown if wanted Hidden
P935 Commons gallery
P373 Commons category
P2633 geography of topic
P2184 history of topic
P5008 on focus list of Wikimedia project
P5125 Wikimedia outline


Display on the map.

  • P3896 geoshape // To the map if feasible // Hidden
  • coordinate location (P625) > Map
  • coordinates of northernmost point (P1332)
  • coordinates of southernmost point (P1333)
  • coordinates of easternmost point (P1334)
  • coordinates of westernmost point (P1335)
  • coordinates of the point of view (P1259)
  • coordinates of geographic center (P5140)
  • aerodrome reference point (P2786)

Redundant information

  • P30 continent (for small-scale items) // Useless repetition

Special use for Wikidata properties

See Properties to content. This is also written in

Ideas to develop


  • Import datasets or view items from a database and import automatically or through verification.

Data lookup validation

A place item could look up data in YSO, and National Land Survey services based on external identifiers (GeoNames etc). When the Names Archive can be accessed, the data can be looked up there based on the name.

The interface presents statements that are automaticlally created. The user is asked to verify if the data is correct. Either the user accepts the value, and the source becomes the data source, or declines, when there will be a note about the mistake (in some format). This will allow a human to see if the error is in the connecting data or the connected data.


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Using Wikibase

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