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Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

[Wikidata] Add an option to add coordinates in Wikidata

completed by: Allen Guo

mentors: Strainu

PyWikibot [1] is a Python-based framework to write bots for MediaWiki. There
are currently 2 versions of pywikibot currently used:
- version 1.0 (also known as pywikibot-compat) is the legacy version
- version 2.0 (also known as pywikibot-core) is a rewrite of the original
framework, focusing solely on MediaWiki wikis with an API (version 1.14 or
newer) and offering an improved internal architecture.

Wikidata [2] is the Wikimedia project that hosts interwiki links and different data snippets about the various articles in Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Wikimedia Commons. Current support for Wikidata in Pywikibot is incomplete. is a script that adds claims (or facts, if you prefer) to Wikidata items based on categories. The purpose of this task is to add the capability to add claims containing geographical coordinates to Wikidata. You might need to make changes in the framework itself for this to work.

In order for this task to be considered completed, your patch needs to be reviewed and merged in the repository. Please allow at least 12h for this to happen. Patches can be submited through the gerrit uploader [5] (you need a account). More documentation on gerrit can be found at [6].

After you have successfully claimed this task in Google Melange please do use the bug report [4] in Bugzilla for communication instead of Google Melange. This allows more PWB developers to be reached! General development questions can be asked on the Pywikibot mailing list and the #pywikipediabot IRC channel.

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