Mechanical Edits/Mateusz Konieczny - bot account/adding wikidata tags based on wikipedia tags in Poland

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Page content created as advised on Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct#Document_and_discuss_your_plans.


I, Mateusz Konieczny using my bot account


message via OSM I will respond also to PMs to the bot account. In both cases I will be notified about incoming PMs via email and notifications in OSM editors.


Adding wikipedia=* based wikidata=* tags.

Editing is restricted to Poland.


Polish community consensus is that elements should have both wikipedia=* and wikidata=* keys.

Adding one of keys where other is present is highly tedious and bot making this kind of edit is less likely to make mistakes than a human.


Depends on how many missing tags appear - depends on editing activity in OSM.


  • Editing is limited to objects without wikidata=* with wikipedia=* tag.
  • Links detected as invalid (leading to disambigs, articles about humans, animals, plants, events etc) are skipped
  • Each changeset contains a single region
  • After every changeset bot sleeps for one minute

A theoretical example:
state before a mechanical edit:

state after a mechanical edit:

Changeset would be described and tagged with tags that mark it as automatic, provide link to discussion approving edit, link repository with source code etc


Approved by Polish OSM community at


This is reoccurring edit and may be made as soon as matching objects appear. At this moment triggering new edit requires human intervention and review so exact schedule is not predictable and bot may stop running at any moment.


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