Wikidata Query Service: Queries, statistics and dataviz for World Heritage
Can you draw the timeline of Stone Town’s significant buildings by inception date in 3 seconds? Can you immediately tell the percentage of natural World Heritage Sites in Africa? Can you draw a graph of the ten largest World Heritage archaeological sites in Asia in 1 second?
The answer is Yes, and the key is Wikidata Query Service!
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. It acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, Wikisource, and others.
Wikidata Query Service (WDQS) is a software package and public service designed to provide a SPARQL endpoint which allows you to query against the Wikidata data set, with the possibility of data visualization.
In this training video, Andrew Lih explains Wikidata, the query service, and how to make queries related to World Heritage.
OpenRefine: World Heritage from data to wikidata
QuickStatements: World Heritage from data to wikidata
A training by Houcemeddine Turki to explore the functionnalities offered by Petscan and how we can use it to retreive data using categories and other information.