Wikipedia:Uploading metadata to Wikidata

QuickStatements can be used to upload metadata (such as area and population figures about populated places) to Wikidata. Templates such as {{Wikidata}} can be then used to retrieve the figures locally and feed them to fields in templates such as {{Infobox settlement}}.

Updating figuresEdit

1. Updated population figures are usually published on the website of the national or local statistical office (in the example, the Statistik Austria website).

2a. A list of Wikidata properties for authority control for administrative subdivisions (lists all properties such as Swedish county code (P507), China administrative division code (P442), etc.) can be found here.

2b. The mappings between Austrian Wikidata IDs for municipalities and municipality keys are available through this Wikidata Query. For other countries, just replace 'P964' in the query with the property found in the previous step (e.g. Swiss municipality code (P771) for Swiss municipalities). See the list of QID - subdivision key mappings below.

2c. The two tables can then be linked through the VLOOKUP function in Excel (or any other spreadsheet program).

3. QuickStatements can be used to rapidly upload hundreds of statements in one go. Choosing the 'Run in background' option is advised, so that the process will continue even if the browser window crashes or is closed.

Austria exampleEdit

V1 syntaxEdit

The example below uploads the updated population of Eisenstadt (Q126321) as of 1 January 2018, using the QuickStatements V1 syntax:

Q126321	P1082	14476	P585	+2018-01-01T00:00:00Z/11	S854	""	S1476	de:"Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018"	S813	+2019-03-09T00:00:00Z/11	S123	Q358870

csv syntaxEdit

The same command, using the csv syntax:

Q126321,14476,+2018-01-01T00:00:00Z/11,""""",de:"Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status Gebietsstand 1.1.2018",+2019-03-09T00:00:00Z/11,Q358870

Note: csv commands cannot include commas.

This uploads this statement to the entity Eisenstadt (Q126321):

this qualifier:

and the following references:


The same procedure can be used to update the area figures:

Q126321,42.88U712226,+2018-01-01T00:00:00Z/11,""""",de:"Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018",+2019-03-10T00:00:00Z/11,Q358870

This uploads this statement to the entity Eisenstadt (Q126321):

this qualifier:

and the following references:

Retrieving Wikidata figures to populate infoboxesEdit

The following wikicode would transclude population and area statistics as of 1 January 2018 to a Wikipedia article using {{Infobox Settlement}}:

| population_footnotes  = {{wikidata|reference|P1082|P585=2018-01-01}}
| population_total = {{wikidata|property|raw|P1082|P585=2018-01-01}}

| area_footnotes   = {{wikidata|reference|P2046|P585=2018-01-01}}
| area_total_km2   = {{wikidata|property|raw|P2046|P585=2018-01-01}}

QID - subdivision key mappingsEdit

See alsoEdit