Open Unwrapped Dec 22nd: Wikidata and Saint Nick
Navino Evans, co-founder of Histropedia (www.histropedia.com), co-presented a Wikidata Showcase at Repository Fringe at the University of Edinburgh on 2nd August 2016. Here he demonstrates how to construct Wikidata Sparql Queries simply & easily focussing on the example of notable females educated at the University of Edinburgh. The Queries are filtered by place of birth, and the tutorial showcases how this data can be visualised with images, timelines, in map form, and in the new Wikidata Sparql Query Timeline Viewer using Histropedia.
Bonus Histropedia Timeline
Can you spot Saint Nick in the below Histropedia timeline of saints (colour coded by place of birth)?
Screengrab of Histropedia Wikidata Query Viewer (CC-BY-SA).
Wikimedian in Residence
University of Edinburgh