Key:flag:name

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Description
name of each of the flags hoisted on the flagpole Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Annotations
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires

man_made=flagpole

Useful combination
Status: in use

Wikidata

A flagpole can be tagged with the name of each of the flags hoisted on the flagpole.

How to tag

The value should be the name of a flag design in the local language. For example, a California flag on a flagpole in California would be tagged flag:name=California. If the flag design has its own Wikidata item, add a flag:wikidata=* tag. Otherwise, add a flag:colour=* tag so that renderers can approximate the flag's appearance.

Rationale

This key is especially useful when other tags like flag:type=* and country=* are ambiguous, for the same reasons as flag:wikidata=*. flag:wikidata=* is less ambiguous, more machine-readable, and consistent across languages. However, some flags are too obscure for their own Wikidata items, so flag:name=* is a way to preserve specific information about the flag. In the future, if a Wikidata item is created for a flag design that was previously thought to be obscure, mappers can use flag:name=* to find flagpoles to tag with flag:wikidata=*.

It is especially useful for cases like company flag or factory flag or even an apartment complex flag.