User talk:Rarelibra

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Map Request[edit]

Hi Rarelibra, this map you made is awesome:

I´m creating a little website and having this map in vector format to edit it in Adobe Illustrator would help me a lot. Could you help me? If you don't share the vectorized file, where could I get something similar? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eliaspoveda (talkcontribs) 15:09, 29 January 2012 (UTC)


Here's some help:all the official websites on the depatements are{{{DEPARTEMENT NUMBER}}}.fr

do you use firefox??? it would help me if you did Isère arrondisements and cantons list of cantons in Savoie map of arrondisements and cantons in savoie and haute savoie cantons of the drôme Chris5897 10:13, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Maps for Congo-Kinshasa[edit]

Hi Rarelibra,
I saw the maps you made for Congo-Brazzaville. What level of subdivision do you have for the DRC? --moyogo 14:51, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Moyogo - I only have province-level boundary data (or 1st level administrative) for DRC. I am always looking and expanding my dataset, so if I run across more I will let you know! :) Rarelibra 14:54, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
I just noticed [this web site] - if these are the 2nd level administrative zones, let me know and I will work on getting them digital. Rarelibra 14:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
The Congosite map is actually the current 3rd level (territoire) or seems to be. Unfortunately the cities are spotted so their contours is invisible.
I'm no sure whether the current 2nd level (district) will still exists in the new orgonisation of the country, since all the new provinces are pretty much the districts themselves, except for Bas-Congo which stays a single province and two districts of the Katanga which become one province together. Every other district becomes a province. In any case, let met know if you have a digitized form (vector or raster) of the current 3rd level.
[1] has the current 1st and 2nd level. There is also a 4th level, but I don't think it's anywhere out there. Cheers. --moyogo 15:20, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Actually, [2], [3], [4] seem to have the current level 3. --moyogo 15:32, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that was fast. Nice work too! It seems only the borders of the cities are missing. Matadi, Bandundu, Mbandaka, Kisangani, Goma, Kananga, should probably have borders of their own. The map [5] (also in TIFF and JPG) has borders for those cities.--moyogo 20:25, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Graphics Lab[edit]

I saw your name listed on Wikiproject Illustration or the list of graphic artists, and I thought I'd let you know that a Graphics Lab has been created on EN. Based on the highly successful French and German graphics labs, it seeks to better organise and coordinate our graphic design and photo-editing efforts. Up until now, there has been no common space on EN where users could ask for maps, charts and other SVG files to be created. What's more, the Graphics Lab has discussion boards, tips, tools and links; in sum, a good common workspace. Come help us out! The infrastucture is already in place, and now we need participants. :) --Zantastik talk 02:07, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Maps for Israel[edit]

Hello! I was wondering if it would be possible to ask for you assistance in creating some maps for the state of Israel. Besides some basic maps highlighting the different districts, the are no useful maps that could be inserted into geographical articles. Thank you very much! Db1944 17:10, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Dear Rarelibra, If you share some time, your help needed for geography of Turkey. I am trying to organize rivers,mountains. I create a Template:Infobox River TR, and trying to find river articles (many of them created by Greek users with Greek names and not include any "Turk",Turkey, words)to add this template to fill info and to add map. 1-Can you help to prepare locator maps for mounts and rivers.? 2-Can you find coord info for these (source and mouth coord. for rivers, and coord. for peaks of mounts) Please take a look here . Regards MustTC 22:03, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I good deal. Thanks. Then may we use this db for other geographic locations; like villages, ancient sites, etc.?
If I didnt misunderstand; now we need clear lists of articles (topic by topic).
Ok.will be done asap.

Regards MustTC 22:51, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Image request[edit]

Hi Rarelibra. I'm working my way down the List of missing Africa topics and I came across Kangaba, a new (created in January) cercle of Mali. Could you please update Image:Koulikoro_cercles.png to include it? Image:Cercle Kangaba.PNG shows its location. Picaroon 22:42, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Picaroon - this is the kind of feedback I appreciate very much! Of course I will update it... give me up to a week or so (sometimes faster). Cheers! Rarelibra 02:07, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Syria district maps[edit]

Yes they're the same district. Alright thanks for letting me know, I'll be waiting. :-) —Anas talk? 15:44, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Rarelibra, thank yo so much for the maps. Your work is brilliant! You deserve this:
A Barnstar!
The Mapmaker's Star

I am very pleased to award you this condign Mapmaker's barnstar, and would like to thank you for your efforts in helping me with the Districts of Syria maps! Wikipedia should have more people like you. —Anas talk? 17:28, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

I appreciate your help my friend. I will make dynamic maps for every governorate. I will also try to look for the remaining maps you asked for, maybe this weekend. Any help you need, just let me know. Best regards, Anas talk? 17:28, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Map for Upazilas of Bangladesh[edit]

Dear Rarelibra, thanks for the nice map of Bangladesh. This comment is about Upazilas of Bangladesh. I am willing to help you to name on maps for Upazila of Bangladesh. Link for all maps: maps are listed according to Division => District => Upazila/Thana. Also, I have the CD version of all maps. If you want, I can attach and send you via email. I tried to create some for Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia Lama Upazila. Thanks again.--Usingha 22:53, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


History Barnstar.png The Mapmaker's Star
For so many detailed administrative maps you need another of these! --Astrokey44 00:19, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Rarelibra I am just in awe of your fantastic administrative maps! I have noticed the huge number of maps you've done while adding templates to some of these articles. If you have a chance could you look at these templates at Template:Administrative divisions links and fix any that are missing or incorrect? --Astrokey44 00:19, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Map request: political map of Africa[edit]

Hello. I recently noticed some of the maps you had created for Districts of Zimbabwe and was most impressed. After also noticing that you are a member of WikiProject Africa and that you take map creation/editing requests, I have decided to come to you for assistance: could you modify either Image:BlankMap-Africa.png or Image:Blank Map-Africa.svg to add Cape Verde, the Comoros, and the Canary Islands.

There may be other minor issues with the map(s), but the omission of those three relatively large island groups stands out. I want to create a map of Africa for the article Afrobarometer, but do not want to do so with an incomplete map (especially since Cape Verde is one of the countries I would need to highlight). Please let me know if you will be able to do it. Thank you, Black Falcon (Talk) 19:46, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Two Africa-related requests within a few minutes of each other ... coincidence or conspiracy? :P Black Falcon (Talk) 20:42, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

In the case you have somr time to throw away[edit]

(Edit conflict) Hi Rarelibra, I've noted that you're really good with maps, and that maybe, if you haven't anything more interesting to work on at the moment, you could spare me some of your time. I've noted you've done second-level administrative divisions of Niger (Arrondissements of Niger). Could you try to do a similar work for the bordering country with Departments of Chad? While Golbez was so nice to provide me with the first-level division (Regions of Chad), I unfortunately miss the maps of the country's departments. Obviously, if you don't feel like doing it for any reason, no problem, anyway the articles won't rot anyway ;-) (I no nobody will believe this, but actually it's a pure coincidence Black Falcon posted a similar request in exactly the same moment). Ciao, --Aldux 19:58, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, if it could be possible. You once made this map of the departments of Chad [6]; its problem is that there aren't any names of the various departments, so if a department is nominated in an article it can't be identified in the map. For this I think that a solution like the one you adopted for the arrondissements of Niger, with the names of the districts given, maps like this one I mean [7]. Thanks for anything you can do. Again, ciao--Aldux 20:34, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Nigerian LGAs[edit]

Just noticed a couple differences with your Nigerian LGA map with the map of Adamawa state at their government site.. some of the LGAs seem to have been subdivided further. Also there are a couple others in Plate state --Astrokey44 10:38, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Hungary subregion changes[edit]

Here it is a draft. How can I help you more?

HU LAU1 2007.png

--peyerk 18:40, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Are you going to update it? May I help you with further info?
--peyerk 22:19, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
I will be updating it within the next week. Any further info is, of course, quite helpful! :) Rarelibra 22:31, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Maps of districts of Vietnam[edit]

Hi, I see that you made this map of Vietnamese districts. In the Vietnamese Wikipedia project we currently have several hundred articles for individual districts of Vietnam but none of them have maps indicating their positions. It would be great if you would create the map for each district, highlighting them in the map of the province it's in. You can use this mapping database for the most up-to-date info (just choose a province and click on "Xem bản đồ" to see its districts mapped). Thank you very much! DHN (talk) 17:59, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Moskow Oblast Municipal Divisions[edit]

Hello! Happy New Year! Bogomolov.PL (talk) 15:08, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Moscow Oblast municipal divisions
File:Moscow Oblast Municipal Divisions.svg
Moscow Oblast municipal divisions
Moscow Oblast municipal divisions

Bolivia cantons[edit]

Glad you are starting this. I was going to start them but if you can get the list complete I'll help stub them . You are a member of Wikipedia:WikiProject South America/Bolivia work group right? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ Talk? 17:35, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I am now. :) I was doing the admin levels for my database, and came across THIS website that, as you click down into the municipalities, appears to show the canton boundaries. It will take a bit of time, but I will be able to decipher this and provide info and a map (or maps). Rarelibra (talk) 17:38, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I've just added Municipalities of Bolivia but cantons will take a bit longer. I noticed not even some provinces are started. Bolvivia is one of the countries on my hot list of improving coverage. Best place to start is geogrpahically ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ Talk? 18:03, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Next stage will be to red link the municipios create some templates by department and get them started. I'd imagine its probably best to combine municipalities with the city articles until they develop. ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ Talk? 18:04, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I think the list looks better condensed. Now there are huge spaces and the page is longer than necessary. ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ Talk? 18:19, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't matter though. That would be great if you can create maps. I'll set about creating the templates and starting them ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ Talk? 18:20, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

It will look more complete after I do the maps by Province to show the municipalities in color. Rarelibra (talk) 18:55, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi there. Two years ago, I started writing articles about Bolivia's provinces, municipios and cantones on the German Wikipedia, and a few on the English Wikipedia as well. The results of my attempts so far can be seen at Benutzer:Meister and List of administrative units. My sources have been AGUABOLIVIA and ENLARED and a few others as you can see if you look at some of the German articles. -- Meister (talk) 11:06, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Markazes of Egypt[edit]


I would like to inform you that the map of Markazes (second-level administrative divisions) of Egypt has been changed, as a result of changing some of the Governorates (first-level administrative divisions) in April, 2008.

Egypt markazes.svg

Now, I updated Image:Egypt governorates.png (though the result is not so good, as i used Paint program). But I could not update the "Markazes" as it is too complicated. I can help you, though, if you are willing to update the map. Also I think there is something wrong with the ratio of the map (length to width ratio). Anyway, let me know what you think. Regards, Abdallah (talk) 13:38, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Map Update Request (Yemen governorates)[edit]

Dear friend, please update your map Image:Yemen governorates.png whenever it is convenient. As we know, Socotra was moved from 'Adan Governorate to Hadhramaut Governorate in 2004. The islands are appropriate colored on the map, but a connecting line still falsely attaches them to 'Adan Governorate. If you have no time and don't mind, I can also change the map.--Ratzer (talk) 11:17, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Districts of Turkmenistan[edit]

In have belatedly given a response to your question of May 2007 about districts (etraplar) of Turkenistan. I think it would be very useful to add this map (unless you have anything more up-to-date) to the article on Districts of Turkmenistan, although you should note that these second-level sub-divisions are now called etraplar instead of the Russian word raions. Rif Winfield (talk) 11:19, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Districts of Uzbekistan: Karakalpakstan[edit]

Hi, I hope you are keeping well. I have to ask you to make a change in your map of districts of Karakalpakstan (File:Karakalpakstan districts.png). District number 6 (Bozatau) has been abolished and merged into district number 7 (Kegeyli). Can you fix the map -- assuming it is not too much trouble? Best, --Zlerman (talk) 16:46, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

District (srok) maps needed for Cambodia[edit]

Hi! How are you? Rarelibra please don't leave wikipedia just because of the fuddy duddy attitude of Latebird. Everybody knows what he is like and I'd like to Thankyou for all your efforts with maps on wikipedia. Currently I and User:Paxse are currently developing the second-level divisions en:Districts of Cambodia (known as sroks) on wikipedia. However we are missing the entirety of district locator maps on all of Cambodia expect one province. We would be enormously grateful if you could create maps for Cambodia and help us improve coverage and understanding about a country little know about. Also we'd be grateful if you could create a map of Cambodia like you've done with others like Chad etc showing the district divisions on a blank map. Thanks, please let me know. Dr. Blofeld White cat 13:22, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


Can you please provide me the Raion maps for Belarus, Russia and Ukraine in TAB (Mapinfo) or SHP (Arc) format? I was hoping to build demographic maps for these three countries at Raion level. Axxn (talk) 14:38, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Contact me offline using the email feature to the left of this ("E-mail this user"). Rarelibra (talk) 18:13, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Using and referencing your work[edit]

I'd like to use an outline map of Nepal you created (highlighting the district of Nawalparasi). It will be displayed on a poster displaying my undergraduate research project. If this is OK, how should I reference the image? Thanks. Ben Benji dai (talk) 21:33, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Need Help[edit]

I'm looking for maps of WAMCATS/ACS Submarine lines, and their landing points. Any suggestions as to where to look? 6eMom (talk) 20:43, 7 October 2009 (UTC)6eMom

I would start here on Wiki. Then go to Google/Yahoo - that is where I get a lot of the info from. Key word search is your bestest of best friends. Rarelibra (talk) 12:26, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Need Help Sierra Leone[edit]

I found a beautiful map of chiefdoms on wikipedia. Could I get the shapefile? Thanks in advance. Best, Gunther Guefink (talk) 23:09, 13 November 2009 (UTC)


I was wondering if you would be able to update this map. The number of districts in Zelenograd increased since the time you created it. Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); August 23, 2010; 19:54 (UTC)

Hungary Shapefiles[edit]

Hello Rarelibra,

I seen the LAU-2 map of Hungary that you uploaded, and I was wondering if you could send the shapefile of it to me? Also I'd like to ask if you have the LAU-1 level of Hungary, and if you could send it also? Thanks in advance. My email address is: --Danimad (talk) 21:00, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Ankara districts[edit]

Hi Rarelibra, I'm one of the NL.wikipedia users who answer the NL.wikipedia contact form. Someone sent a comment about File:Ankara_districts.png. He states that Şultan koçhisar should be changed into Şerefli Koçhisar. Could you verify this and, if needed, modify the map? Thank you in advance. Jcb (talk) 23:20, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Central Sri Lanka districts.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Central Sri Lanka districts.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Rehman 10:36, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Irish map question[edit]

Hello Rarelibra, I see you created File:Ireland DEDs.png in 2008 and I wonder if you still remember where you got the information to create that map. I am looking for electoral division source maps and I assume you must have based your work on something. Also, I'm curious, what software do you use to make a map like the one in question? Thank you for the map; it's a good one. — O'Dea 10:13, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Telephone exchanges question[edit]

Hello Rarelibra, I see you created the telephone exchnges map. Could you tell me how many (roughly) telephone exchanges are there in the US ? I am writing an article comparing telecom densities in europe an the US. Thanks! Stefano —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:22, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Map Request[edit]

Could you make Districts of Russian Federation(png or svg)? --Kaiyr (talk) 18:18, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Good links[edit]

Good links about China division --Kaiyr (talk) 19:18, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Savane TOGO, Hello Rarelibra,

There is a kind of mistake in one of your Drawings:

Savanes prefectures.png,_Togo

Tone and Kpendjal are inversed.

You can notice that with your drawing as it's now, Dapaong (capital of Tone) is in Kpendjal.

This is how it should be:

Region Savane.JPG

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lielogoundo (talkcontribs) 07:02, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

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CSA map on CHSA page[edit]

Hi. The map of CSAs you made on the CBSA page is awesome. But it's dated. Can you update it to the2012 CSA definitions. Also, the map of the NY CSA is dated on the NY Metro area page (it doesn't include Lehigh Valley yet). I don't think that's yours but if you would update it that would be great. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:26, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Lebanon Municipalities[edit]

Hello there,

I really liked your maps. Great work! I am doing some research on Lebanon and I was thinking if you could share the shapefiles you used for Lebanon_Municipalities.png map... especially the municipality boundary would be really useful... thanks in advance... I am a new user on wiki and not 100% sure how to get in contact with other users... any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Nabil — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:14, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

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Mapinfo request for sub-prefecteures in Chad[edit]


I came across some images of the regions,departments and sub-prefecteures in Chad. I work a lot on planning network coverage in Africa, and find it very difficult to get this kind of info. Would it possible to send me the source data/mapinfo file behind the picture that you posted back on wiki?

Thanks in advance djneilb