Talk:Tag:man made=flagpole

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Change type to flag:type

The key "type" is used primarily for relations and should generally be avoided for other features - see Key:type. Can we therefore change type=signal/national/governmental/… to flag:type=signal/national/governmental/…? It has been used only a few dozen times until now ([1], [2], [3]), so this change would still be easily possible. --Tordanik 09:11, 20 September 2012 (BST)

I've changed it now. --Tordanik 00:00, 14 October 2012 (BST)

Image of the hoist flag

What about tagging the color of the flag or perhaps link an image to the flag, so the renderer (of a 3d map) can take the flag image and render it. In wikimedia commons there are a lot of flags, especially flags of countries. --Chinus (talk) 15:24, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I think it would indeed be interesting to be able to render the correct flag for those flagpoles that constantly show the same flag. However, I would prefer to use a machine-readable encoding of "flag of X" instead of an image. For example, we could use:
  • flag:type=nationial plus a country code like US, DE, ...
  • for organizations that aren't countries, a link to wikidata/wikipedia for the organization the flag belongs to (using subject:wikipedia or perhaps a more appropriate tag).
The choice of the specific image, the image file format (svg, png, jpg, ...), whether three colored stripes would be better than an image for simple flags etc. should be made by the renderer. --Tordanik 15:40, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I would still like to establish this idea. Not sure if a proposal is needed, but it would be the standard approach. I would be in favour of extending the country=* key to also apply to flags rather than just embassies. For the wikidata tag, there is now a popular proposal, so maybe I should alert them to the topic on their talk page. However, I would like to finish my current proposal before starting something new. What do you think? --Tordanik 17:42, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

flag:type national vs. governmental

Where is there a clear border between national and governmental? See File:Hibbs flagpole.JPG for example. --TBKMrt (talk) 08:11, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

This seems to be an US flag which would be a straightforward case for flag:type=national. Or am I missing some subtleties here? --Tordanik 12:16, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, this is a US flag - this was never questioned. My question was: If there is one, where is the border between a national and a governmental. Can you give an example for both of them? --TBKMrt (talk) 21:10, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree that this distinction is somewhat under-documented. In practice, I guess this is what the values mean:
  • national: a national flag
  • governmental: a government's flag, unless it's a national flag
The latter could be the flag of a city or regional administration, for example. --Tordanik 16:09, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

I added a table for the flag types. I left the gavernmental flag part without information. I guess it could be something like this: , but I'm not sure. Somebody who has a good example for a governmental flag should insert the information there. --TBKMrt (talk) 10:52, 26 July 2017 (UTC)