Wikidata:WikiProject Lighthouses

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Aveiro Lighthouse (Q3134299)

WikiProject Lighthouses supports the mapping of lighthouse properties between various Wikipedia infoboxes and Wikidata.

Properties & structure[edit]

See /numbers#Property count for properties actually used, /numbers/most/statements for items with many properties.


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and member; different from P279 (subclass of); for example: K2 is an instance of mountain; volcano is a subclass of mountain (and an instance of volcanic landform)
Wikibase value = use the following: lighthouse (Q39715) or possibly some of its non-location-based subclasses e.g. [1], /lists/lighthouse subclasses . Light vessels use lightvessel (Q831515)
Bradleys Head Light <instance of> lighthouse-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, also use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image)Bengtskär lighthouse <image> Bengtskär lighthouse.JPG-
media legendP2096Monolingual textdepicting object and caption: qualifier to describe the media of the statement. This avoids legend storage in the local infobox when the media is defined at Wikidata. For the date, use P585 instead.
use as qualifier for image (P18)
Bengtskär lighthouse <media legend> Bengtskärin majakka heinäkuussa 2010.-
nighttime viewP3451Commons media filenighttime view: image at night or in twilightPonce de Leon Inlet Light <nighttime view> Ponce Inlet Lighthouse at night - panoramio.jpg-
heightP2048Quantityheight, human height and body length: vertical length of an entityBengtskär lighthouse <height> 45.8 metre-
elevation above sea levelP2044Quantityheight above mean sea level: height of the item (geographical object) as measured relative to sea levelBengtskär lighthouse <elevation above sea level> -
architectP84Itemarchitect and architectural firm: person or architectural firm responsible for designing this buildingBengtskär lighthouse <architect> -
structural engineerP631Itemstructural engineer: person, group or organisation responsible for the structural engineering of a building or structureBengtskär lighthouse <structural engineer> -
main building contractorP193Itemgeneral contractor and construction business: the main organization responsible for construction of this structure or buildingBengtskär lighthouse <main building contractor> -
owned byP127Itemproprietor, property and owned by: owner of the subjectBengtskär lighthouse <owned by> owner of
costP2130Quantitycost: amount of money spent on building or producing an objectBengtskär lighthouse <cost> -
structure replacesP1398Itemstructure replaced: the item this building or structure replaced, at the same geographic locationBengtskär lighthouse <structure replaces> structure replaced by
structure replaced byP167Itemreplacement structure: the item which replaced this building or structure, at the same geographic locationBengtskär lighthouse <structure replaced by> structure replaces
shapeP1419Itemobject form: shape of an objectBengtskär lighthouse <shape> -
made from materialP186Itemmaterial: material the subject or the object is made of or derived from (do not confuse with P10672 which is used for processes)Bengtskär lighthouse <made from material> -
applies to partP518Itempart, aspect, or form of the item to which the claim appliesBengtskär lighthouse <made from material>
<applies to part> fixed construction
applies to partP518Itempart, aspect, or form of the item to which the claim appliesBengtskär lighthouse <made from material>
<applies to part> foundation
foundation of structurenew  createItemproposedBengtskär lighthouse → Q344602-
floors below groundP1139Quantitynumber of floors below ground: total number of below ground floors of the buildingBengtskär lighthouse <floors below ground> -
floors above groundP1101Quantitynumber of floors above ground: above ground floor count of a building (ground floor and attic included)Bengtskär lighthouse <floors above ground> -
colorP462Itemcolor: color of subjectBengtskär lighthouse <color> -
areaP2046Quantityarea: area occupied by an objectBengtskär lighthouse <area> -
volume as quantityP2234Quantityvolume: quantity of three-dimensional spaceBengtskär lighthouse <volume as quantity> -
Commons categoryP373StringCommons category: name of the Wikimedia Commons category containing files related to this item (without the prefix "Category:")Bengtskär lighthouse <Commons category> -
quantityP1114Quantitynumber of objects: number of instances of this subject in the universe of the subject (the actual number of instances in Wikidata may be lower or higher)
use as qualifier for statements with property has part(s) of the class (P2670) and value tread (Q3289701) to indicate the number of steps of the staircase to the top of the building.
Bengtskär lighthouse <has part(s) of the class> tread
<quantity> 114


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
inceptionP571Point in timedate of establishment: time when an entity begins to exist; for date of official opening use P1619Bengtskär lighthouse <inception> 1906-
service entryP729Point in timeservice entry: date or point in time on which a piece or class of equipment entered operational serviceBengtskär lighthouse <service entry> 1906-
date of official openingP1619Point in timeopening ceremony, opening and inauguration: date or point in time an event, museum, theater etc. officially openedBengtskär lighthouse <date of official opening> 1906-
service retirementP730Point in timeservice retirement: date or point in time on which a piece or class of equipment was retired from operational service (use P2669 for end of a public service)Bengtskär lighthouse <service retirement> -
dissolved, abolished or demolished dateP576Point in timedate of dissolution, abolition or demolition: point in time at which the subject (organisation, building) ceased to exist; see "date of official closure" (P3999) for closing a facility, "service retirement" (P730) for retiring equipment, "discontinued date" (P2669) for stopping a productBengtskär lighthouse <dissolved, abolished or demolished date> -
significant eventP793Itemkey event: significant or notable events associated with the subjectBengtskär lighthouse <significant event> automatization-
point in timeP585Point in timepoint in time: date something took place, existed or a statement was true; for providing time use the "refine date" property (P4241)
use as qualifier for significant event (P793)
Bengtskär lighthouse <significant event> automatization
<point in time> 1968

Values used with significant event (P793):

See also: /numbers/P793 values for an automatically generated list of values that have been used in Wikidata for lighthouses with the property significant event (P793).

Light & signal properties[edit]

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
focal heightP2923Quantityfocal height of lighthouse: height of the lamp of a lighthouse from water levelBengtskär lighthouse <focal height> 51 m-
lighthouse rangeP2929Quantitylighthouse range: the distance at which the light can be seen. If the light has colors, there will be several ranges, one for each color. Use qualifier "color" (P462)Farol da Ilha Rasa <lighthouse range> 51 nm
<lighthouse range> Q24628808
light characteristicP1030Stringlight characteristic: description of a navigational light sequence or colour displayed on a nautical chart. Explicitly state white light (W)Almagrundet lighthouse <light characteristic> FL(4) WR 12s 29m 13M-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, also use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image)Almagrundet lighthouse <light characteristic> FL(4) WR 12s 29m 13M
<image> LuzFaroColorGrupoOcultacion29B.png
source of energyP618Itemenergy source: describes the source of energy an animated object (machine or animal) usesBengtskär lighthouse <source of energy> -
call signP2317Stringcall sign and code letters: short form identifier for a radio operator or broadcaster and (as flag signal) previous for watercraftsBengtskär lighthouse <call sign> OH3A-
luminous intensityP3041Quantityluminous intensity: measure of the emitted light intensityPortland Bill Lighthouse <luminous intensity> 635,000 candela-
light sectorP3922Stringvisibility sector: visibility sector of a navigational light, if applicable specified by color, given in compass directions/azimuth from the viewing locationBeachy Head Lighthouse <light sector> 248°-101°-
racon signalP3994Stringracon: signal that a radar beacon responds in morse code, when triggered by radarBjørnsund Lighthouse <racon signal> B-
type of lensP9597Itemlens: type of lens used in a lighthouse, telescope, camera, etc.Bell Rock Lighthouse <type of lens> hyperradiant Fresnel lens-


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
coordinate locationP625Geographic coordinatesgeographic coordinate: geocoordinates of the subject. For Earth, please note that only WGS84 coordinating system is supported at the momentBengtskär lighthouse <coordinate location> -
located in the administrative territorial entityP131Itemadministrative territorial entity: the item is located on the territory of the following administrative entity. Use P276 for specifying locations that are non-administrative places and for items about events. Use P1382 if the item falls only partially into the administrative entity.Bengtskär lighthouse <located in the administrative territorial entity> Kimitoön-
countryP17Itemcountry: sovereign state that this item is in (not to be used for human beings)Bengtskär lighthouse <country> Finland-
located in or next to body of waterP206Itembody of water: body of water on or next to which a place is locatedCabo San Pio Lighthouse <located in or next to body of water> Beagle Channel-
located in/on physical featureP706Itemlandform: located on the specified (geo)physical feature. Should not be used when the value is only political/administrative (P131) or a mountain range (P4552).Meyer–Womble Observatory <located in/on physical feature> Mount Blue Sky-
OS grid referenceP613StringOrdnance Survey National Grid: grid location reference from the Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system used in Great BritainBeachy Head Lighthouse <OS grid reference> TV5827495078-


Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
official website URLP856URLofficial website and home page: URL of the official page of an item (current or former). Usage: If a listed URL no longer points to the official website, do not remove it, but see the "Hijacked or dead websites" section of the Talk pageBengtskär lighthouse <official website URL> -
GeoNames IDP1566External identifieridentifier in the GeoNames geographical databaseBengtskär lighthouse <GeoNames ID> -
Kulturminne IDP758External identifierNorwegian heritage property identification number of Riksantikvaren (the Directorate for Cultural Heritage)Bengtskär lighthouse <Kulturminne ID> -
PEI Register of Historic Places IDP763External identifieridentifier of a historic place in Prince Edward Island, CanadaBengtskär lighthouse <PEI Register of Historic Places ID> -
NRHP reference numberP649External identifierNational Register of Historic Places listed place: identifier in the National Register of Historic Places assigned by the National Park Service of the USABengtskär lighthouse <NRHP reference number> -
Canadian Register of Historic Places IDP477External identifieridentifier in the Canadian Register of Historic PlacesBengtskär lighthouse <Canadian Register of Historic Places ID> -
Quebec cultural heritage directory IDP633External identifieridentifier in the directory of the cultural heritage of QuebecBengtskär lighthouse <Quebec cultural heritage directory ID> -
National Historic Sites of Canada IDP2526External identifiernational historic site of Canada: the unique identificator of a National Historic Sites of Canada on the Directory of Federal Heritage DesignationsBengtskär lighthouse <National Historic Sites of Canada ID> -
PSS-archi IDP1838External identifieridentifier for a building in the PSS-archi databaseBengtskär lighthouse <PSS-archi ID> -
Danish listed buildings case IDP2783External identifiermonument on Kulturstyrelsen register: case number of a listed building in DenmarkBengtskär lighthouse <Danish listed buildings case ID> -
Mérimée IDP380External identifiermonument historique inscrit, monument historique classé, listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage and Maisons des Illustres: identifier for a monument in the Mérimée database of French cultural heritageBengtskär lighthouse <Mérimée ID> -
Structurae structure IDP454External identifieridentifier for a building in the Structurae databaseBengtskär lighthouse <Structurae structure ID> -
BC Geographical Names IDP2099External identifierUnique ID of the BC Geographical NamesBengtskär lighthouse <BC Geographical Names ID> -
CulturaItalia IDP1949External identifieridentification number for the CulturaItalia LOD sectionBengtskär lighthouse <CulturaItalia ID> -
Chemins de mémoire IDP2382External identifierno descriptionBengtskär lighthouse <Chemins de mémoire ID> -
ARLHS lighthouse IDP2980External identifieridentifier on the ARLHS World List of LightsPhare de la Banche <ARLHS lighthouse ID> FRA003-
Online List of Lights IDP3223External identifieridentifier in the Online List of Lights databaseAlte Weser <Online List of Lights ID> 5561-
Admiralty numberP3562External identifieridentifier of lighthouses by United Kingdom Hydrographic OfficeStrumble Head Lighthouse <Admiralty number> A5274-
NGA lighthouse IDP3563External identifieridentifier of a lighthouse in the USA's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency databaseStrumble Head Lighthouse <NGA lighthouse ID> 114-5592-
MarineTraffic Lighthouse IDP3601External identifieridentifier of a lighthouse or light beacon in the MarineTraffic databaseStrumble Head Lighthouse <MarineTraffic Lighthouse ID> 1000005060-
USCG lighthouse IDP3723External identifierіdentifier for lighthouses in the USA by the US Coast GuardMount Desert Light <USCG lighthouse ID> 1-5-
Italian Navy Lighthouses and Beacons IDP3863External identifieridentifier of a lighthouse or beacon in "Fari e Segnalamenti" list of the Italian NavyPunta Penna Lighthouse <Italian Navy Lighthouses and Beacons ID> 3856-
Canadian Coastguard Lighthouse IDP3920External identifieridentifier of a Canadian lighthouse or beacon in the Canadian Coast Guard List of Lights, Buoys and Fog SignalsÎle-Verte Lighthouse <Canadian Coastguard Lighthouse ID> A1761-
Vitaskrá IDP3993External identifierVitaskrá: identifier of an Icelandic lighthouse or beacon in Vitaskrá, a list of lights by the Icelandic Coast GuardKópasker Lighthouse <Vitaskrá ID> 184-
Danish List of Lights and Fog signals IDP4038External identifierDansk Fyrliste: identifier in the Danish List of a Lighthouse, beacon or fog signal in the Kingdom of DenmarkBallebro Lighthouse <Danish List of Lights and Fog signals ID> 4500-
Norwegian List of Lights IDP4055External identifierNorwegian List of Lights: identifier of lighthouses and beacons in the Norwegian List of Lights issued by the Norwegian Coastal AdministrationFærder Lighthouse <Norwegian List of Lights ID> 000100-
Finnish List of Lights IDP4143External identifieridentifier of a lighthouse or beacon in the Finnish List of Lights, issued by the Finnish Transport AgencyStrömmingsbådan lighthouse <Finnish List of Lights ID> 7243-

made from material (P186)[edit]

Values used with applies to part (P518):

Missing properties[edit]

This is a rough list to model the basics of a property before proposing it. Remove from the list an item that exists in some way. Please update with changed information.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
Light sourcenew  createItemBengtskär lighthouse → nnn-
Lamp typenew  createItemBengtskär lighthouse → nnn-
Equipped withnew  createItemFoghorn, radar. Which property to use, if new one is not required?Bengtskär lighthousefoghorn (Q1320847)-
How to describe the light - In one statement
⟨ A lighthouse ⟩ light source Search ⟨ lamp ⟩
intensity Search ⟨ 1000W ⟩
type Search ⟨ halogen ⟩
lens Search ⟨ Fresnel ⟩
or separate allowing qualifiers for each
⟨ Grand Traverse Light (Q5595174)  View with Reasonator View with SQID ⟩ has part(s) (P527) View with SQID ⟨ fifth order Fresnel lens (Q24628998)  View with Reasonator View with SQID ⟩
as Search ⟨ Q24628880 ⟩
with has part(s) (P527) or with dedicated properties?
Other properties


Sample description templates (English):

  • "lighthouse"
  • "lighthouse in <P17>"
  • "lighthouse in <adm1>, <P17>"
  • "lighthouse built in <YEAR(P571)>, in <adm1>, <P17>"
  • "lighthouse in <P131>, <adm1>, <P17>"
  • "lighthouse on <P706> in <P131>, <adm1>, <P17>"
  • "lighthouse at <P206> in <P131>, <adm1>, <P17>"
  • "lighthouse on <P706> at <P206> in <P131>, <adm1>, <P17>"

Available Wikipedia sources[edit]

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Maintenance reports[edit]

Reference lists[edit]

Templates making use of Wikidata[edit]

See also: /numbers#By_wiki, /tools#infobox mapping