Generalized Search for OHM

a think we periodically discuss without necessarily making a lot of progress is the challenge of finding mapped stuff in OHM. the wiki kind of helps, but no one is required to update the wiki or even use it, and there’s nothing on the website that even hints at the projects stuff on the wiki.
obviously we should fix that, but then, there’s more we can do. i’ve spent much of the last year with OpenSearch in my head, and OpenSearch is something we can use.
so my notion is to devise an OpenSearch schema that includes links to relevant items in Wikidata/Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons (when known), and to the corresponding OHM entities.
i’ve been thinking about it pretty hard and i see no technical objections. there are potential licensing issues (which is one reason why this proposal does not include OSM entities at present.)
looking for comments and concerns.

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the project needs a name. suggestions welcome

i talked to Quincy Morgan briefly about available resources for hosting an OpenSearch instance. we’ll be working on it.

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