Template:WikiProject Maps

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WikiProject Maps (Rated C-class, High-importance)
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C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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Usage

{{WikiProject Maps|class= |importance= | B-Class-n=}} These are the various options for each field using this template. Examples come from Also note that some of the examples used are still those of WikiProject Iowa and should be replaced with examples from Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps as appropriate.

Quality scale

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Featured article FA
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Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light. Iowa class battleship
A-Class article A
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Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article as much as the existence of reputable sources allow it. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, with a well-written introduction and an appropriate series of headings to break up the content. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" (peer-reviewed where appropriate) literature rather than websites. Should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems. At the stage where it could at least be considered for featured article status, corresponds to the "Wikipedia 1.0" standard. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject as much as the existence of reputable sources allow it. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Minor edits and adjustments would improve the article, particularly if brought to bear by a subject-matter expert. In particular, issues of breadth, completeness, and balance may need work. Peer-review would be helpful at this stage. Davenport, Iowa
GA
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The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to nearly all readers. A good treatment of the subject. No obvious problems, gaps, excessive information. Adequate for most purposes, but other encyclopedias could do a better job. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time. Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
B
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The article meets the following five criteria:
  1. It is suitably referenced, and all major points are appropriately cited.
  2. It reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain major omissions or inaccuracies.
  3. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content.
  4. It is free from major grammatical errors.
  5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, or diagrams.
Useful to many, but not all, readers. A casual reader flipping through articles would feel that they generally understood the topic, but a serious student or researcher trying to use the material would have trouble doing so, or would risk error in derivative work. Considerable editing is still needed, including filling in some important gaps or correcting significant policy errors. Articles for which cleanup is needed will typically have this designation to start with. Gall–Peters projection
C
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The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant issues or require substantial cleanup. Useful to a casual reader, but would not provide a complete picture for even a moderately detailed study. Considerable editing is needed to close gaps in content and address cleanup issues. Cartography
Start
{{Start-Class}}
The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a table. Add example. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
Not useless. Some readers will find what they are looking for, but most will not. Most articles in this category have the look of an article "under construction" and a reader genuinely interested in the topic is likely to seek additional information elsewhere. Substantial/major editing is needed, most material for a complete article needs to be added. This article usually isn't even good enough for a cleanup tag: it still needs to be built. Map
File
{{File-Class}}
The article is a map usually a jpg (discouraged), gif, svg (encouraged) or png Use of SVG format is encouraged. For more details see the File formats to use section on WikiProject Maps
Stub
{{Stub-Class}}
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be useless to a reader only passingly familiar with the term. Possibly useful to someone who has no idea what the term meant. At best a brief, informed dictionary definition. Any editing or additional material can be helpful. Road atlas
NA
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The is a non-article page, but relates to WikiProject Maps.      

Priority scale

Priority must be regarded as a relative term. If priority values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project and to the work groups the biography falls under. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another project. The criteria used for rating article priority are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it).

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top High probability that those not particularly interested in Maps would look this up. Must have been highly influential. Cartography, Map projection
High Must have been influential. Google Maps
Mid Important. Mappa Mundi
Low Notable, but relatively unimportant. Campaign Cartographer

B-Class assessment

B-Class checklist parameters (available only for articles rated as "Stub-Class", "Start-Class", or "B-Class"—see the quality scale for more details):

  • B-Class-1 – "yes" if the article meets criterion #1 for B-Class status; "no" if it does not.
  • B-Class-2 – "yes" if the article meets criterion #2 for B-Class status; "no" if it does not.
  • B-Class-3 – "yes" if the article meets criterion #3 for B-Class status; "no" if it does not.
  • B-Class-4 – "yes" if the article meets criterion #4 for B-Class status; "no" if it does not.
  • B-Class-5 – "yes" if the article meets criterion #5 for B-Class status; "no" if it does not.