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TOPIC: [SOLVED] google maps - no flags

google maps - no flags 6 months 2 weeks ago #21

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fisharebest wrote:
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You don't need know IT.
You need to spend time collecting flags from wikipedia and copying licence info.
You need to spend time downloading the existing CSV files and finding places that have different names in English (Wien / Vienna).
You need to spend time finding the names of places in other languages (Vienne, Viena, Vieno, etc.)
I can do the IT.

Dear Greg!
Thanks for your advice!
I spent some time trying to do what you said.
Here you get the info about the flags / licenses and names I could find. Attached you get a zip with the flags of Austria and the the Austrian Counties in svg and png and the csv file with the places I integrated. There is Vienna and all capitals of the counties and several others. The names of the counties are in german although I use english for the countries.

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Austria / Österreich

English, German, other language
Capital

Country:
Austria, Österreich, Autriche (fr), Austrija (hr), Ausztria (hu), Austria (it), Avstrija (sl)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Austria.svg
Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)

Counties / Provinces (nine); Vienna is County and city!

Burgenland, Burgenland, Gradišće (hr), Őrvidék (hu),
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Burgenland.svg
Eisenstadt

Carinthia, Kärnten (Kaernten), Koroška (sl),
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Carinthia.svg
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Celovec ob Vrbskem jezeru (sl)

Lower Austria, Niederösterreich,
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Lower_Austria.svg
Sankt Pölten

Upper Austria, Oberösterreich
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Upper_Austria.svg
Linz

Salzburg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Salzburg.svg
Salzburg

Styria, Steiermark
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Styria.svg
Graz

Tyrol, Tirol
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Tirol.svg
Innsbruck

Vorarlberg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Vorarlberg.svg
Bregenz

Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Vienna.svg
Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)

Special flag for „German language“: Austria and Germany
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Austria_and_Germany.svg
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I hope this helps.
Anyhow I would be interested where my AUT.zip disappears which I uploaded to the Addons and also where my website disappeard which I uploaded as showcase. Both never showed up.

All the best and thanks!
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[SOLVED] google maps - no flags 6 months 2 weeks ago #22

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fisharebest wrote:
BUT...

2) we must be careful of copyright. When we add a flag from wikipedia, we MUST update the licence file to show the source and copyright.
For example, github.com/webtrees/geodata/blob/master/.../Cheshire/LICENCE.md

I understand you need to take care of copyright, but imho country flags can be freely reproduced and are not subject to any copyright since they are not a unique work of art. That would defeat the purpose of them being the symbol used for countries anywhere. The large majority of flags on WikiCommons have the following clause:
Public domain
I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
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[SOLVED] google maps - no flags 6 months 2 weeks ago #23

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> country flags can be freely reproduced

We are not copying a flag. We are copying a digital creation (a .SVG file) that generates a flag.
It was created by someone who owns the copyright to that file.

If that person says we can use it "with attribution", then we must give them attribution.

The risk is that we add a file with no licence/source/attribution. If someone then claims that the file is theirs and that we are violating their copyright, we could have problems.

Anyhow, as good genealogists, we should always record our sources ;-)
Greg Roach - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - fisharebest.webtrees.net
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[SOLVED] google maps - no flags 6 months 2 weeks ago #24

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I've written some tools to automatically import data from wikipedia.

To import a flag, I just need to know the place name (in English), and the wikipedia filename.

tools/wiki-flag "Austria/Vorarlberg" "Flag_of_Vorarlberg_(state).svg"


I can also import all the translated place names from a English wikipedia page.

tools/wiki-place "Austria/Tyrol" "Tyrol_(state)"


These tools should make it much easier to contribute data.
All I need is a list of placenames and wikipedia pages.

I have also written a tool to create exports in each language. e.g.

places-en.zip will contain the file: flags/Austria/Upper Austria .png
places-de.zip will contain the file: flags/Österreich/Oberösterreich.png
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[SOLVED] google maps - no flags 5 months 3 days ago #25

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How does this solution work?

I had to copy the files to the directory modules_v3/googlemaps/places/flags/ and adding the flags manually in the Google Maps.
Otmar Mayr - www.verwandten.info
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[SOLVED] google maps - no flags 3 months 1 week ago #26

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Dear Greg!

Above I once made a list of all flags, hopeing its like you need it. I c/p it once more here:

Austria / Österreich

English, German, other language
Capital

Country:
Austria, Österreich, Autriche (fr), Austrija (hr), Ausztria (hu), Austria (it), Avstrija (sl)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Austria.svg
Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)

Counties / Provinces (nine); Vienna is County and city!

Burgenland, Burgenland, Gradišće (hr), Őrvidék (hu),
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Burgenland.svg
Eisenstadt

Carinthia, Kärnten (Kaernten), Koroška (sl),
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Carinthia.svg
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Celovec ob Vrbskem jezeru (sl)

Lower Austria, Niederösterreich,
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Lower_Austria.svg
Sankt Pölten

Upper Austria, Oberösterreich
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Upper_Austria.svg
Linz

Salzburg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Salzburg.svg
Salzburg

Styria, Steiermark
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Styria.svg
Graz

Tyrol, Tirol
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Tirol.svg
Innsbruck

Vorarlberg
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Vorarlberg.svg
Bregenz

Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Vienna.svg
Vienna, Wien, Vienne (fr), Beč (hr), Bécs (hu), Vienna (it), Вена (krc), Dunaj (sl)

Special flag for „German language“: Austria and Germany
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Austria_and_Germany.svg
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