Mechanical Edits/Captaininler/add wikidata to highways in zurich

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This edit will add wikidata=* tags to highway=* and place=square in Zurich (Switzerland).

NOTE: By the Point of creating this Site, about 1/3 of the highways were already taged by the process describe below. This happend by Changesets between 16.12.2021 and 19.12.2021 all created by OSM-User System-users-3.svgcaptaininler (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.). The first Changesetes are:


I, Captaininler as part of the Missing Maps Zürich Team


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Adding wikidata=* tags to highway=* and place=square in Zurich

Editing is restricted to the Boundaries of the City of Zurich.


For the Equalstreetnames-Project we were adding name:etymology:wikidata=* to highway=* in Zurich to be able to create a map visualizing the street names by gender. This Process is documented on github-repository of During this work, we found out, that the whole Street name directory (Strassennamenverzeichnis) is already contained in Wikidata.

As there where already some highways taged with wikidata=* and because the JOSM-Wikipedia-Plugin makes it very easy to link OSM with Wikidata I came up with the idea of doing this for all streets not only for streets named after a person.

This would make it also easier for


The Street name directory lists approx. 2'500 Streets in Zurich. A Street consists of one or several Openstreetmap-Geometries mostly depending on there length.


With the help of JOSM-Wikipedia-Plugin.

Changeset created after 21.12.2021 will be described and tagged with #eqsnzrh


This will be posted to the talk-ch. The Link to the discussion:


This work will be done once. No Repetition is planed.


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