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Topi Tjukanov, a geographer and senior map designer at Mapbox, has created an interactive map that shows the birthplaces of famous people around the world.
The map shows various influential people from different fields: culture, discovery & science, leadership and sports and games. A person's contribution to society can vary, so the researchers have tried to limit the list and take bias into account where possible.
Information for the map was collected from Wikipedia and Wikidata. In addition, a study published in Nature was used to calculate a person's notability.
1) The number of Wikipedia editions of each individual;
2) the length, i.e total number of words found in all available biographies. It is equal to zero for individuals with just one Wikidata entry and no biography in Wikipedia;
3) the average number of biography views (hits) for each individual between 2015 and 2018 in all available language editions, using an API available in https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Analytics/AQS/Pageviews or zero in the absence of a Wikipedia biography;
4) the number of non-missing items retrieved from Wikipedia or Wikidata for birth date, gender and domain of influence. The intuition here is that the more notable the individual, the more documented his/her biographies will be;
5)the total number of external links (sources, references, etc.) from Wikidata.
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