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Welcome to the Coordinates Tour[edit | edit source]

Welcome to Wikidata! This tour will take you through the steps for adding coordinates to items about places. Adding coordinates for a place is important because it allows people to know exactly where the place is and makes it possible for the place to be displayed on maps, in Wikipedia articles and any other websites which use Wikidata.

Reminder: An item refers to a page in Wikidata about a real-world object, concept or something else, it includes information about the topic and has a unique identity. If you'd like to know more about items please take the Items Tour.

If there are any terms in this tour you would like a definition for please see the Wikidata:Glossary

Please note that the page in the background is only a replica of a real page — you can think of it as a sandbox for you to play in and try new things. Your changes won't appear on Wikidata so there's no need to worry while making edits in this space. Let's get started!

Find coordinates for the item[edit | edit source]

The first thing we need to do is to find the coordinates for an item we want to add. There are many places you can find coordinates including official websites or in online maps like OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. Here are instructions for finding coordinates:

Reminder: An item refers to a page in Wikidata about a real-world object, concept or something else, it includes information about the topic and has a unique identity. If you'd like to know more about items please take the Items Tour.

Add a statement[edit | edit source]

All item pages have a Statements section which provide facts on the subject, it can include any number of rows containing different kinds of information including words, numbers, even image files. This may look complicated but it's fairly straightforward. Let's take a closer look at one of these rows now.

We add the coordinates about a subject to an item by adding a statement about it. To start adding a statement click on the + add statement button

Reminder: A statement is a piece of data about an item, recorded on the item's page. A statement consists of a claim If you'd like to learn more about statements please take the Statements Tour (add link).

Add coordinate location property[edit | edit source]

In the box type start typing Template:LD and click on this option.

Add the coordinates[edit | edit source]

In this box add the coordinates collected earlier for this item.

Add reference[edit | edit source]

The next step is to reference where you got this information from, this is very important to do as it shows the information is true, it also links knowledge together from different sources. To do this click '+ add reference'

Reminder: A reference (or source) describes the origin of a statement in Wikidata. A reference is often an item in its own right; for example, a book. If you'd like to know more about references please take the References Tour.

Add a link to the reference[edit | edit source]

In the box start typing Template:LD and chose this option.

Add reference link[edit | edit source]

Paste into the box the URL the information comes from e.g a link to the place on Google Maps

Publish[edit | edit source]

The final thing to do is to publish this information to Wikidata, to do this simply click ✓ publish.

Congratulations![edit | edit source]

Congratulations! You've completed the Coordinates Tour.

Please add coordinates to Wikidata items which are missing them to enrich the data and make it more useful.

Want to keep learning? Click Template:Ll.

Still have questions? Talk to someone over live chat on IRC Template:Channel or check out the following pages for help: