Talk:Proposed features/Relation:person (rewrite)

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Rename the type ?

To avoid misuse (for live people), one possibility would be to rename the type from "person" to "deceased_person". My 2 cents. --Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


"religion" might be a problem. It should be better specified on the cemetery itself when usually it is divided by religions (cemetary=sector) (thus, it can be deduced for all graves inside).--Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


"name" and "family_name" are redundant.--Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Missing links

Add a link to historic=tomb. If you know websites or applications or plugins already using this relation, add them to a new section. --Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


Now it is only about graves. You should specify if you decided to exclude memorials.--Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


Propose at least an option to add wikipedia and/or wikidata links as suggested in the mailing list/vote comments for notable people. --Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

  • +1. Should have a link to wikidata, that is a wikidata=*-element. --Gormo (talk) 12:48, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Other possibilities to map without relation

Perhaps we could add that other possibilities to add several persons on the same grave exist. Eg. concatenate all names with ";" separator on the same node. Or trace a polygon for the grave/tomb and put one node per person (like we do for buildings with multiple shops). --Pieren (talk) 08:13, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I have no problem with one node per person. Don't think an polygon around is needed.--Zuse (talk) 10:34, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
The polygon is better for the localisation. The node 'person' is inside the polygon 'grave' which is inside the polygon 'cemetery'. A grave can have its own identifier (like a ref). Of course, like for shops in a town, you can start mapping without the buildings but it's better with them. --Pieren (talk) 11:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
I like your suggestion. It can make things easier to work with. Though I think most cases could be tagged on the grave itself, without an additional object. --Jgpacker (talk) 11:59, 16 October 2014 (UTC)