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The Graphics Lab is a project to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. Requests for image improvements can be added to the workshop pages: Illustrations, Photographs and Maps. For questions or suggestions one can use the talk pages: Talk:Graphics Lab, Talk:Illustrations, Talk:Photographs and Talk:Maps.
This specific page is the requests page for the Map workshop. Anyone can make a request for a map to be created or improved for a Wikipedia article. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.
You are encouraged to share information and request advice from others. Also see possible conventions toolbox, map tutorials and topographic map tutorials.

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  • Sourced requests: If possible, please try to provide a reliable source to create a map. This includes a map already on Wikipedia with a reliable source or an external link. Note that some of us have access to libraries and may have access to cited books.
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Map of wolf evolution[edit]


Article(s): Gray wolf/Eastern wolf/Red wolf


A map with text included, based on the map present on page 117 of this google book here -- Mariomassone (talk) 19:33, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Comment The reference states that the map is copyright (based on the underlying data) and that is impossible to circumvent as there is no other way to show the evolutionary tree. Sorry, but it looks like your request is unworkable as it stands. ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 21:05, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't quite see why the version i made below should infringe on their copyright. The actual data can not be copyrighted, the shape of a tree diagram neither. The only thing that can be copyrighted is the presentation, and I'd argue my version differs quite a bit. What are your opinions?DLommes (talk) 17:27, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi DLommes. As far as I can see, the only difference in your version is that you moved "Eurasia" and "North America" from the top of the diagram to the bottom. If I put a world map behind that, then the labels will appear in the Antarctic Ocean, which doesn't make sense. Let me see if I can come up with an alternative interpretation then I'll get back to you. Best, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 06:56, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done ► Philg88 ◄ talk 09:51, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
If you look at Gray_wolf, then the image in the book we were working from is misleading. The Gray wolf exists in North-America AS WELL AS in Eurasia. The image in the book and both our derivatives suggest otherwise. I propose we just scrap the whole Map thing then and just use my diagram without the gray bars. I will change it accordingly. But if you have another idea, I am open. Cheers.DLommes (talk) 21:07, 2 April 2014 (UTC

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @DLommes I've modified the map to take that into account. Please let me know whether you want to use it or not. Cheers, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 04:56, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

@Philg88 Yours is definetly much nicer than mine. But there are a few small problems:
  1. The big one: Your map suggests geographical distribution. If you look at File:Present_distribution_of_wolf_subspecies.gif the different subspecies are spread all over nothern america.
  2. The dates refer not to the specific branches, but to the point in time when they split. So the big split happened 1-2mn years ago, the Coyote / Eastern wolf split then ~200k years. Please move the labels accordingly.
  3. "Eastern wolf", not "Eastern Canadian Wolf" is the name Wikipedia uses.
  4. Eastern wolf and Red wolf should have separate branches, as these are different species, or so I believe. Inversely, the subspecies of Grey wolf should not be more prominently branched than the Eastern wolf / Red wolf split. But that is just something i believe, i do not really know. I will invite some people from the wolf pages over to take a look.
  5. I would crop your map on the left side.
Thus I feel that my diagram might just be a better fit. It does only one thing (evolutionary descent), but it does not suggest anything else. Having said all of that, your map is, once again, MUCH NICER than mine, and if we (perhaps with the help of the wolf people) can adapt your map then I'd be more than happy to lobby for your map. I have no emotional investment in my diagram, i just think that (at the moment) it is potentially less confusing. Thanks for your work. I will go find wolf people now.DLommes (talk) 12:26, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Let's see what the wolf people say :) ► Philg88 ◄ talk 13:15, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I personally prefer the full map on purely aesthetic grounds, though I'd suggest replacing the English names with the binomial latin ones, that way it can be used on foreign language wikis. As for the graph, I don't think the grey backgrounds were misleading, as they were meant to illustrate the geographical origin of these species, not their current distribution.Mariomassone (talk) 18:26, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
@Mario, what about using a map of the coastline at, say, 21 Cal Years BP:
North Atlantic 21,000 Cal Years BP-Modern

War in Somalia (update)[edit]


Article(s): War in Somalia (2009–)


The map is quite good in principle, but was last updated in March 2013 – since then, the zones of control have shifted a bit again, as can be read in 2013_timeline_of_the_War_in_Somalia and 2014_timeline_of_the_War_in_Somalia. It'd be great if someone could take half an hour of their time, go through the timeline since the last update and update the zones of control as described therein. —Nightstallion 11:56, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

If you would list the changes to be made, this would make it much easier.--DLommes (talk) 18:34, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Philippine map in the Tagalog Language topic/subject[edit]



I would like to request that the Philippine in the Tagalog Language topic/subject be edited, to also highlight the Palawan islands. Palawan is part of MIMAROPA which are Tagalog speakers. In fact in another link which redirects to MIMAROPA, Palawan is shaded/highlighted on map shown there. It was not highlighted in the map under this subject matter, to supposedly show the places/provinces where Tagalog speakers are located. I have placed links below of the maps (1st link Tagalog Language and 2nd link MIMAROPA map), for your reference.<r><>

Hoping for your kind assistance. Thank you in advance!

Chiqui Mariano

Article(s): [[]]


Details of your request go here... -- 2601:1:2B80:17A:8558:C79:CDE6:3F1F (talk) 19:52, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

You say "I have placed links below of the maps". But you have not provided links to the maps, instead you have provided invalid URLs. I believe that what you want could easily be done, but I do not know what map you want changed, nor what change you want made to it. Maproom (talk) 10:24, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
@Maproom: I think he intended to link to File:Katagalugan.png and File:Ph locator region 4b.png. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:37, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok. So should I treat this as a request to edit File:Katagalugan.png, making Palawan and the islands between Palawan and Mindoro the same colour as Mindoro? Maproom (talk) 20:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

World Rail Gauge Map[edit]

Article(s): List of track gauges, Track gauge in Europe, etc.


It would be great if this map could be made into an SVG using the world base map I suggest or some other base map. It would make it easier to zoom in on smaller countries. -- gren グレン 15:05, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

There already is File:Rail gauge world.svg, which is an SVG Map, it is just outdated. If I find the time tomorrow, I will update it. If someone else is fast, be my guest... --DLommes (talk) 21:03, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I will most likely not do this in the next few days.--DLommes (talk) 14:28, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Iowa senate districts[edit]

Article(s): Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives


Make a free map of Senate districts and House districts -- CTF83! 01:11, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Anyone??? CTF83! 21:10, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Need help for editing a svg map[edit]

Article(s): Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui


Please erase the white lines within each colour, so that each of the green, red and blue areas will be continuous. The white lines are boundaries of political districts of Hong Kong but not of ecclesiastical dioceses of Hong Kong. -- Hailpeace (talk) 14:11, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

It is my opinion that these lines should stay in the image. Users are most likely familiar with the districts, so they can then use the district boundaries as clues as to the size and extent of the dioceses. We do the same regularly with maps of ancient states (where the current boundaries are shown) and with species distribution maps.--DLommes (talk) 14:25, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
When the territories of the dioceses were drawn, the political district (designated by the government) was used a reference. Although each diocese was formed by grouping several neighbouring political districts, the political districts themselves are not sub-divisions of the dioceses (parishes are). If the white lines are kept, the readers may be misled into thinking that the church divides the dioceses into political districts. --Hailpeace (talk) 14:49, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Similarly for File:Dioceses of Church of England.svg, only the boundaries of the dioceses are shown, but the county boundaries are not. So I think it would be sensible if the white lines of the HKSKH map are removed. --Hailpeace (talk) 14:54, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
THen I would advise you to create a caption like the following: Map of the ecclesiastical dioceses of Hong Kong, xyz in green, xyz in blue, ... Political districts of Hongkong are displayed for reference.
And i also think the english one should be changed as well.
Perhaps you can convince someone else, but according to my understanding this is common practice and should not be changed. DLommes (talk) 14:57, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done DLommes is quite right. The boundary markers should not be removed per established map conventions, I suggest you follow the advice above. Good luck, ► Philg88 ◄ talk 15:15, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
I understand it is entirely up to graphists' discretion whether to accept a request or not. However, I believe the "map convention" for dioceses maps is: the map shows boundaries of the dioceses, and does not show other subvisions not used by the church. Examples include: File:EpiscopalChurch-Diocesesmap.png, File:Map of Church in Wales.svg, File:Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church.png and File:Dioceses of the Church of Ireland.png. The Irish one does not even show the national border between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. --Hailpeace (talk) 15:56, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Maybe they don't show these things – but they would be better maps if they did. Maproom (talk) 19:14, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Hailpeace removed the lines him/herself. I don't want to make a big fuss about it, i don't really care neither about the lines, nor about the anglican church in HK, but removing them after three other editors said they should stay seems wrong.DLommes (talk) 22:42, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
As DLommes says, a consensus (albeit a small one) indicates that the lines should stay. Any editor is of course free to revert to the previous version of the map and if it becomes a dispute to follow the appropriate process. ► Philg88 ◄ talk 05:46, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Vancouver Island Ranges[edit]


Article(s): Vancouver Island Ranges & dozens of individual mountain pages like Golden Hinde (mountain) Mount Prevost, Mount Tzouhalem


1. Require geographic coordinates for the boundaries of the existing map in order to accurately locate mountains on Vancouver Island on their individual articles. The typical map used is for the entire province of British Columbia which is too large an area. -- Canuckle (talk) 21:48, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
2. Permit users to click on the 16 subranges listed on the map and open the article specific to the subrange. -- Canuckle (talk) 21:48, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): :I'm looking into this now, assuming you're still interested.  Philg88 talk 15:02, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Amphisbaenia range map[edit]

Article(s): Amphisbaenia


The current map (File:World.distribution.amphisbaenia.1.png) is inaccurate, showing, among other things that amphisbaenas occur in Madagascar, in a different area of the Arabian Peninsula from their actual range, and missing their range in Asia Minor. The second page of this article contains an accurate map of Amphisbaenia distribution and I'd like to request that a new map be made for this article based on it. Note that the article has different colors for each Family within the group, and that the range of Amphisbaenia is the aggregate of those ranges. It might also be worthwhile to make a distribution map for each family to be included in the respective articles on those taxa. Cheers! Peter G Werner (talk) 03:01, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

The external link given above gives me a "File not found" message. But this link works. Maproom (talk) 06:42, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Russo-Georgian war[edit]

Article(s): Russo-Georgian War, Background of the Russo-Georgian war


The map is needed for the article to show the areas controlled by Georgia before 2008. First image is to be edited and the areas of the separatist enclaves controlled by Georgia shown in different colors. The symbol of Globe and the frame around the map must be removed. I don't have the knowledge of either German or Spanish but I guessed some things.
The areas in Abkhazia (Abchasien on the map) controlled by Georgia and UN is shown on German map. UN controlled area must be shaded in the same style on the new map as it is on the German one and show the exact borders. Another map for verification is here in this source: ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27
Spanish map depicts the situation in South Ossetia more accurately than German map. There are areas in different green colors on the map and both supposedly show the Georgian-governed territories, so therefore both should be combined into single colored area. But Polish map seems to have more accurate South Ossetian-Georgian boundaries. There are some areas (in light green) on Spanish map that are not shown on the Polish and ICC maps. These areas are not to be taken into consideration. --UA Victory (talk) 17:51, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

It would be great if you signed your request, I don't think many will work on it without knowing who requested it, anyway that goes for me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:28, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I have now signed my request. This is the first time I requested a Graphics work done and the blank where I had to fill in all the details, I forgot it.--UA Victory (talk) 18:55, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:24, 25 April 2014 (UTC).
UA Victory I have taken this request and I will gladly do it. It will take a week or maybe two before I can start to work on it. If that doesn't work for you just tell me and then maybe someone else can do it faster than that, it's all up to you, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:24, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I will gladly wait until the map is made. --UA Victory (talk) 18:36, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory So now I have started to work on your map. You can look at a draft here. Look at it and tell me if it's something you want. This map is a svg file so it should be easier to change it in the future.
I'm not sure I have understood you totally so just tell me what you want changed/removed or other ideas, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:39, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en This is a good draft, and I like the graphics, but it lacks some details. Where are the cities and towns? They were perfectly depicted on the base map. Can you convert the base map to SVG and combine it with your draft?
The caption for Georgia should be moved to the right, just under South Ossetia and the river. The captions for Abkhazia and South Ossetia on your draft should be smaller and lighter in color (grey).
The light yellow area (territory controlled by Georgia) in Abkhazia is called Kodori Gorge. The colors for areas in South Ossetia should be inverted. The area controlled by South Ossetian separatists should be shown in green.
Georgian administrative divisions except Ajaria are not needed to be depicted on your draft. Georgian-Abkhaz and Ajarian borders are better suited with the same type of Autonomous republic boundary style as on the base map. South Ossetian border with Georgia is to be shown with the same type of boundary as the administrative divisions on your current draft.
As for the legend, Demilitarized zone should be changed to Restricted weapons zone (RWZ), UN controlled area to UN Security zone (SZ) and the color code for Controlled by Georgia should be switched to light yellow. --UA Victory (talk) 12:29, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory When I do graphic work like this i try not to do a lot of work which is not needed, therefore I don't put in to much information=work to start with which I eventually have to discharge later on, I do have other things in life. Also, this is the requestors subject which I as a graphist have zero or very little knowledge about, bear that in mind. I'm all for constructive feedback but I don't appreciate smart comments on the work or what I should have understood as you see it.
What is, as you write "perfectly depicted on the base map" is not all that clear to someone who knows nothing of the subject or what final map image you alredy have in your mind, how can I know that. There are also a lot of other things in the map, roads, railroads and so on. Should that also be included in the map, it's not all that clear.

  • Now there is a new draft, reload the page for the new version for you to look at.
  • Regarding the boundary styles I stick to what is suggested in "Maps_template-en.svg", the reason for this is that maps more or less should look the same and therefore work together better thru out Wikimedia.
  • Give me constructive feedback on this, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:04, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thank you for your understanding and patience. However the draft still needs some tweaking. You don't have to worry about the roads and other stuff, the towns are sufficient for the readers to understand who controlled what. What I meant by "perfectly depicted on the base map" that before I saw your draft, I thought that you would edit the base map and add in these colour areas that I requested. I did not expect that you would recreate the map from zero with your graphic style. That's fine, I like your style.
  • I looked at "Maps_template-en.svg". The administrative boundaries of Ajaria and Abkhazia within Georgia should be like "Province / Region" shown on the template.
  • The labels - Kvasi, Tsalenjhikha, Bakhamro and zurgeti are erroneous. Instead, they should be labeled as Kvaisi, Tsalenjikha, Bakhmaro and Ozurgeti.
  • Overall, the several towns look misplaced because the rivers look somewhat different from the base map. The problematic towns are Ambrolauri, Zestaponi, Chiatura and Chokhatauri. On the base map they are located on the river. Please try moving the circle symbols to the north, near the rivers.
  • Please correct the locations of these towns after visually comparing to the base map: Pitsunda (move to more south-western location), Anaklia (to southern location, the inside of the circle denoting the town should be yellow, Abkhaz border near here also needs some correction as it runs on the north of the river), Batumi (to the northern direction, on the cape), Tskhinvali (the inside of the circle symbol should be green as it was controlled by the separatists), Akhalgori (on the other maps that I gave for reference, the town seems to be in the centre of the Georgian controlled territory, so the circle should be moved to the right), Gori (a bit to the north, right on the river), and Rustavi (the circle should be moved to the left, on the side of the river).
  • After all this, the map should almost be ready. --UA Victory (talk) 20:35, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory To me it's very seldom worth the trouble to edit a bitmap (png, jpg) instead of creating a vector (svg) image that is so much easier to edit later on and the usage is so much greater in many ways.
Sorry that I didn't see the issues with the cities before. New version reload the page for the new version for you to give me feedback on, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:46, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en The circle symbol denoting Ozurgeti is too large compared to other towns. Also the circle for Zestaponi should be moved a bit lower, right by the side of the river. However the misplacement of the rivers still disturb me. Can you correct the rivers according to the standard WP map as it seems more accurate, especially because the easternmost borders are demarcated along the rivers, please? --UA Victory (talk) 20:27, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory That is exactly the base map I'm using so there is nothing to be changed what concern the rivers location. There is a difference between your original map and this base map and that has to be changed by hand. I have changed Ozurgeti and Zestaponi but whatever else that has to be changed is all by hand on your instructions. new draft, reload the page for the new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:29, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en The circle for Ozurgeti has to move to southwest. As for the rivers, overlay your draft on top of this standard WP map or compare them side by side and you'll see the cause of my concern. Look at both the rivers and the state borders near DedoplisTsqaro on both your draft and WP template. --UA Victory (talk) 20:17, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory The problem is that there is a differnce in the maps concerning the rivers and scale. I did try to adjust for that before but obviously I didn't succeed, I'm sorry for that. It's very good that you tell me so I can correct it, thanks.
I have now (again) tried to combine the maps in spite of the differences. I'm sorry but you would have to check the citys again, new draft, reload the page for the new version, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:28, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en There is huge white shade behind the label for Zestaponi when highlighted that should be removed. Tqvarcheli is located a bit lower than the latitude Gulripsh is on the base map. Senaki is located a bit lower than Khobi on the base map. Move Bakhmaro a bit upper. Move Keda a bit lower, on the side of the river. Move Khashuri a bit lower, on the side of the river. Move Mleta in the direction of NNW, just under the river. Move Pasanauri a bit upper above the South Ossetian border.--UA Victory (talk) 21:25, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory new draft, reload the page for the new version. When we eventually are done I would need a new name for the map because I can't have the same as on the bitmap image. I will reuse description and categorys if you don't give other information. Get back to me thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:20, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en Move Mleta a bit upper, above the border. Rename T'bilisi to Tbilisi.
Please have a look at International Crisis Group (ICC) map and see the white area around Khetagurovo on the left of Tskhinvali. The relevant green area on your draft should be extended to the boundary.
After this, the work should be finished. The name will be "Georgia before August 2008". When you will upload the map to Wikipedia, in the source section write in those maps that I gave for reference and also this ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27. --UA Victory (talk) 14:15, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory Mleta is supposed to be south of the river according Georgia_high_detail_map.png so is this OK?
Is this what you wanted around Khetagurovo?
It's not exactly the same as for the spanish and polish maps which you provided as source so it's really hard to know which one to go by. Please don't give me options, tell me what to pick from which map and I will try to adjust for different proportions as almost all map has. New draft, reload the page for the new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:14, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Yes, Mleta now is OK. As for the area around Khetagurovo, it is delineated on Spanish map, but it's unclear on Polish one because the huge label sits on top of it. You are right, I should have explained more explicitly.
Move the circle of Chokhatauri below right on the side of the river. Rename Tskhaltubo to Tsqaltubo. Move the label for Bakuriani below the circle, because it sits too close to the label for Georgia.
The little green area between Kurta and Tskhinvali looks smaller compared to previous draft. Can you re-extend it to the border like it is on both Spanish and Polish maps?
Move the circle of Tskhinvali a bit on the right so the river flows through the circle. The label should be placed under the circle and the border so the area around it remains visible. The area between the circle and the border (where now the symbol "T" stands) should be yellow like it is demarcated on both Spanish and Polish maps.--UA Victory (talk) 19:37, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory New draft, reload the page for the new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:12, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Move Ozurgeti to Northwest on the same longitude as Lanchkhuti.
Move around the labels for Tqibuli and Kutaisi (a bit below), and Khvanchkara (on the right) so they don't overshadow the rivers.
Correct the South Ossetian boundary line below Kurta per the standard WP map --UA Victory (talk) 15:17, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory New draft, reload the page for the new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:07, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en To me it seems that now all towns are OK. The work on towns is finished.
The area between the labels for Tskhinvali and South Ossetia on your draft will be better if changed according to the International Crisis Group map. Otherwise it would be consistency problem. It seems that ICC map is the source for the the current article map. The small green area on your draft, on ICC map it is connected to the separatist-held territory and doesn't extend to the border.
I found out that the Kodori gorge area on German map that I gave for reference is not the same as on the current article map. I tried to make an example in Paint what I mean here near Tqvarcheli. I found Wikimapia map of Kodori Gorge that gives the most accurate boundaries. Can you overlay your draft over Wikimapia map and change the area accordingly, please?
After all this, I suspect that German map should not be used as the base. Please, create the copy of your draft and delineate on it the RWZ like here ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27. Please, show both versions here. --UA Victory (talk) 11:31, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
UA VictoryThe ICG map and Georgia_location_map.svg does not have exactly the same border and the rivers are different also for South Ossetia. That makes it hard to get everything right and it probably has to be adjusted based on your knowledge of the area.
There are more differences between wikimapia and the draft but I didn't change that.
The link on the text "ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27" is "176_abkhazia_today.ashx" which wants me to save something. I don't know what this is so I will not save it on my computer so I can't view it.
The two versions;
Goran tek-en It's strange that you could not open this file: ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27 I found it on some Wikipedia article. I am using Google Chrome and I did not have any problem viewing it. I took a screenshot of the needed map. Maybe you will use it. I think this is better source for SZ and RWZ than German map. Please don't change the current style of your draft, only boundaries.
As for Kodori Gorge, I tried really hard and found at last an official government map. See ABKHAZIA BEFORE AUGUST 2008. Can you use it as reference?
Now South Ossetia area seems almost OK except for the small yellow stripe between Kurta and the left border (from Chiatura to Khashuri). You can remove it (change to green again) because it doesn't appear on other maps.--UA Victory (talk) 18:44, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory This is what it looks like when I click on the link. I run Ubuntu 12.04 and chrome, I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
It's amazing that almost every map is slightly different but here are what I think it should be;

Goran tek-en Yes, I found it amusing too that every map was different. At least, I think we should rely on official maps because they seem to be more reliable than other (self-made without any source) maps.
Please don't upload the version without RWZ any more. My previous request was to create another copy of the draft with the RWZ from the official report alongside the draft based on German map. You've already created the new version.
South Ossetia seems OK to me. I don't think there is any more work to be done now.
Let's focus now on Abkhazia. Kodori area now seems OK to me.
However on the official government map Lata is outside the Kodori Gorge. Let's move the circle (should be green) for Lata on the left so it sits between the symbols "a" and "t" right under the label for "Lata".
Gali is inside the SZ. The circle should be moved lower to southeast so it barely touches the boundary line of SZ from inside. Move Senaki a bit on the right.--UA Victory (talk) 23:42, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
After comparing the draft to governmental map, several towns need correction.
Ambrolauri should be moved a bit on the left, under U turn of the river. Samtredia should be moved below, near the confluence of two rivers so the circle sits tight between two rivers (on the same latitude that label for Zestaponi sits). Chokhatauri should be moved a bit on the left. Baghdati should be on the left side of the river. Akhmeta should be a bit lower. Qvareli should be moved a bit lower. DedoplisTsqaro should be moved a bit to southwest. Pasanauri should be moved to southeast by the side of river. Move Mleta a bit to southeast just under the river, but above the border (I know that the circle will be a bit above the river, but that's OK).--UA Victory (talk) 23:42, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory Do you mean that you have uploaded the NO RWZ anywhere?
That file was not in a final stage and prepared for upload and I want to know and control where my work go. I only accept upload to WikimediaCommons and nothing else. So if you have done anything else you have to undo that and tell me where/what you want uploaded.
New draft, reload for new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:41, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en No, I didn't upload the file anywhere. I simply meant that I don't need such map (without RWZ) and I told you this, so you wouldn't have unnecessary work to do.
Gali and Lata now are OK.
However, I did the measurements for location of the towns in Paint. Senaki should be moved a bit on the right (4px) to exactly match the base map for RWZ.
Move Novyy Afon a bit on the left (4px). Move Otap a bit on the left (8px). Move Lentekhi a bit upper (7px), by the upper side of the river. Move Chokhatauri a bit on the right (8px), by the side of river. Move Keda a bit on the right (5px). Move Tqibuli a bit lower (4px). Move Pasanauri a bit lower, by the side of the river (5px). Move Khvanchkara a bit on the left, by the side of river (3px). Move Archilo a bit below (5px).--UA Victory (talk) 13:57, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory I hope you didn't have another scale or zoom because then eg 4px will be different in my file. New draft, reload for new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:29, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en No, the measurements were done on the default scale image. It just worked out OK. This is the final to-do-list for towns and after this, the towns should be done.
We have to move Chokhatauri a bit lower by the side of river. Move Baghdati a bit on the right so its circle touches the river (1px). Move Pasanauri a bit on the right so its circle barely touches the river. Move Akhaltsikhe a bit upper by the side of the river (its circle should touch the lower side of the river). Akhalkalaki should be moved a bit below, right under the river.
Please move Tsalenjikha a bit on the right so the circle does not touch UN SZ (9px) like here. Pichori should be moved lower (18px). Move Omarishara a bit on the left (14px), so its circle is by the upper side of the river (barely touches it). Otap has to be moved a bit below (12px), then a bit on the left (8px). Akhalgori should be moved a bit lower (5px), then a bit on the left (7px).
Tqibuli still has to be moved a bit lower (8px). Move Mestia a bit on the right (3px). Chiatura has to be moved a bit lower (6px), then across the river on the left (11px). Ozurgeti should be moved a bit on the right (14px). Lanchkhuti should be moved a bit on the right (17px). Keda should be moved a bit below (9px), then a bit on the right (3px).
Move Borjomi to southwest by the side of river (10 px lower latitude). Move Khashuri a bit on the right (7px), by the upper side of river. Bakuriani should be moved a bit lower (22px). Tsnori should be move a bit lower (1px), then on the left (8px). Lagodekhi should be moved a bit below (6px), then a bit on the left (8px). Telavi should be on the same latitude as Qvareli. --UA Victory (talk) 22:38, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory Sorry for my long absence. Your last ping (edit) has not reached me and for about two weeks I have experienced some serious computer/internet problems. But it's all sorted out now and I back with your request.
Look at this and get back, New draft, reload for new version, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en I got worried about you. I am just glad that you are fine.
The towns are mostly done. However, the white shadow behind Khaishi is a bit misplaced. Keda should be moved a bit on the right (4px). Zugdidi has to be moved on the left (14px), then a bit below (5px).
Please try to insert the label for the region Adjara (like Abkhazia and South Ossetia) near Batumi, So the labels of cities don't overshadow it.
It seems to me that Abkhaz border between Pichori and Anaklia and Zugdidi doesn't match the one on the standard WP map. Please try to adjust.
It would be better if the colour for UN SZ and RWZ zones is changed to light blue like here. Let's try to change this Green color for the separatist areas to another Green like 'Austrian Habsburg' is denoted here. --UA Victory (talk) 13:01, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory I can't find problems with the border "It seems to me that Abkhaz border between Pichori and Anaklia and Zugdidi doesn't match..". I have overlie the maps and I can't find any issue. If you can see some problem you will have to more specific. New draft, reload for new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:00, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thanks for changing the colors. The map looks nice and clean.
Keda still has to be moved a bit on the right (5px), then a bit upper (2px) by the side of the river. Gali should be moved a bit lower (3px), then a bit on the right (1px). Tqvarcheli should be moved a bit below (3px), then a bit on the left (3px).
I have tried to highlight the border problem in Paint and created this comparison. Between Pichori and Anaklia, the border near the sea looks different from the standard WP map. Between Gali and Zugdidi, the border is on the river, while on your draft it runs on the left side of the river. --UA Victory (talk) 16:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory Thanks to your highlight I can see a minor difference and I have now corrected it. New draft, reload for new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:46, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en The border along the river is fixed. However, the border between Anaklia and Pichori is still different from WP map. Please try to zoom both your draft and standard WP map side by side and you will see difference.
Pskhu should be moved a bit upper (5px), then on the left (2px) by the side of the river. Gali should be moved a bit below (2px), then on the right (2px). Tsalenjikha should be moved a bit below (3px), then on the left (1px).
Khulo should be moved a bit below (4px), then on the right (3px). Abastumani should be moved a bit below (3px), then on the right (1px). Tsqaltubo should be moved a bit below (1px), then on the left (3px). Tqibuli should be moved a bit below (1px), then on the right (5px). Zestaponi should be moved a bit on the left (3px). Chiatura should be moved a bit on the right (1px), then below (2px) by the side of river.
Ninotsminda should be moved a bit on the left (3px). Dusheti should be moved a bit upper (11px). Qvareli should be moved a bit on the right (6px). Gurjaani should be moved a bit below (1px), then on the left (5px). Tsnori should be moved a bit below (3px), then on the left (8px). --UA Victory (talk) 20:55, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory Now I replaced that section of the border with the one from "the standard map". "We" must have been editing that part at some stage. Did you do your last comment/editing instructions in two parts because I found more instructions when I had been away for a bit. It confused me but it's all done now. New draft, reload for new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:49, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Yes, I did my last instructions in two parts because I had to check all towns again.
Ochamchira should be moved a bit on the right (1px), then below (1px) so it barely touches RWZ.
The border is now OK, however minor details need adjustment that I have highlighted here. The yellow areas in the red circles (on the left side of the river) should be green as they are controlled by the separatists.
Move around the labels for Dusheti (slightly below), Akhmeta (below), Lagodekhi (on the right), Borjomi (on the left), Atskuri (below), Chiatura (below on the other side of the river), Khobi (on the left), Senaki (on the right), Gudauta (on the right), Jvari (above the RWZ) so they won't overshadow the rivers or borders. --UA Victory (talk) 16:29, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory Regarding the minor changes of areas. The areas and the border has exactly the same position. The very small differences that you can find when zooming in is due to the thickness (2.5px) of the border line. If you want this to be changed it has to be manually edited along ALL of the borders, it's the same everywhere.
I'm not sure that a map like this has that kind of precision or accuracy. As you have seen before all maps has some differences when you compare them as they are more or less edited by hand. It's not that I don't want to create a map that is correct but I don't think people read a map like that and it's NOT practical in any way to edit it like that. Look att the border around South Ossetia, then that should be edited also.
The reason you see it where you have highlighted it is probably because it runs just up to the river. So I really don't think it's a sensible thing to do.
What I have done is to add a green line with a thickness of 1.25px and 0.75 px on both of the green areas.
Some of the labels you mention I have moved differently due to how I think it's most clear to understand which label belongs to the city circle and how the basic structure of the map is best kept. That is all for how the map best can be understood and there are as many ideas as there are people concerning that. I stick to my understanding as far as I think it's OK.
New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:47, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thank you for your awesome cooperation. I couldn't imagine that map making was such time-consuming task.
Finally, I have good news: there are only two towns left that needed exact positioning. Move Gagra on the right (12px), then below (14px). Kurta should be moved a bit on the right (4px), so the river won't be visible under the circle. The label for Khobi should be moved a bit below (2px).
Now let's move to South Ossetia area.
I have noticed that some areas don't match the source map (ICC map). I have highlighted my concerns here. I know that the borders are different on ICC map and there was scaling problem. Can you re-adjust it using a grid that I have outlined? Below are the instructions.
The green area inside the circle B should match the administrative border.
In the circle 1, the lowest point of the yellow area (inside South Ossetia) is approximately on the same latitude as Tskhinvali on ICC map. This area is also too thick and should not extend past the longitude where the "n" symbol in "Tskinvali" begins.
In the uppermost part of the red circle 1 the thin yellow area (where the red vertical lines end) that serves as the bridge to northern yellow area, should be moved on the left (to the west of the left red vertical line inside the red circle).
The green areas on the right of red vertical line inside the circles 2 and 3, should not be there. Their boundary should match the red line.
The yellow area above the red horizontal line in the circle 4 should not be there. --UA Victory (talk) 09:47, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory South Ossetia. As you say our borders are different from the ICCmap and making changes are really hard, and to get it "100%" correct is impossible. Also our dots for citys are much larger than on the ICCmap so that is also adding problems. When maps are different (as they are) it's very very difficult to compare and refer to another as the true one.
The geen areas follow the ICCmap to the best of my knowledge despite the different borders and I would have liked to leave it like that, that is my first priority. I will keep a copy of South Ossetia prior to these last changes if we want to revert to that state.
As I trust your local knowledge I will try to make your requested changes but I'm not sure it's the best for the future of this map, how it can be updated and reused.
For 1. When you do like this you get the result that the lowest point is to far to the left compared to the bubble above which was moved towards the right.
For the bridge part in 1. In this way we are changing the shape and widht of the aeras and the bubble I just moved to the right should now be moved back to the left. Those two instructions work against each other as I understand theme so I left the bubble unmoved to the left. New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en I agree with you that it's hard to achieve 100% accuracy, but we should try as much as possible.
I have changed the map in Paint myself to give an example what I wanted it to look like to match visually the ICC map as accurately as possible. Areas painted in dark green should be added to light green area on your draft, and orange areas should correspond to yellow areas. I have very basic Graphic skills, but I suppose my map should be overlaid on your draft and the painted areas should be marked on your draft, then the shapes (boundaries) of corresponding areas on your draft should be moved to match the marked areas.
I have zoomed this original map and outlined the RWZ boundary in Red. I think the RWZ boundary should be adjusted according to this comparison. --UA Victory (talk) 18:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thank you, the map is getting better.
The boundaries where the green and yellow areas meet in South Ossetia, look dirty on the default scale, while there is no such effect in Abkhazia. When I zoom the map in the browser, there is no such dirt effect. Can you fix this issue? This is the first time I see this.
Here is new instructions on the map. The yellow area in red circle 1 (the location is exact), needs exact boundaries (shape) to be transferred from the ICC map and overlaid on top of it and adjusted. The green area on the right of the red vertical line in the circle 2, looks too thick. The exact boundary (shape) for that part should be transferred from the ICC map. The boundary between green and yellow areas in the circle 3 needs a slight adjustment according to the same area on the ICC map. Compare them side-by-side and please try to adjust the shape of the boundary. The boundary between yellow and green areas in the black circle also needs slight adjustment according to the ICC map.
Can you move the label for South Ossetia a bit on the left, so it won't overshadow the yellow area?
As for SZ and RWZ zones, see my suggestions. The SZ boundary inside the circle 1 is more or less flat diagonal line, while on the original map it is protruded. The corner in the circle 2 is too pointy, while on the original map it seems to be rounded. Also I think the blue vertical line (RWZ boundary) there should be moved a bit on the left (2px). --UA Victory (talk) 22:25, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory The green (and yellow) is the same everywhere so there is nothing I can change. How it looks where I show it to you as drafts is NOT the same how it will look at wikimedia. A svg image is rendered to a png image and that is problems in it self. There is a tool to predict how it will look in wikimedia (or wikipedia) and I have checked and it looks OK there. Then it's depending on your browser, screen and other things I have no knowledge of and can't effect. It's not a perfect world.
Circle 1. You CAN'T have "exact boundaries (shape) to be transferred from the ICC map" because we have edited after that first transfer, it's impossible. The ICC map is NOT that high resolution that I can zoom in without loosing sharpnees. So moving a couple of pixels around is OF NO USE.
Circle 2 and 3. I canged it back but that was AGAINST what I did yesterday.
South Ossetia. I moved it a bit but it still goes into yellow and to my understanding the yellow there is also part of South Ossetia.

All together I must say that we, to me understanding, now is editing things that is NOT true/exact or of relevans for this type of map. It's not made to be an extremely precise map. For that you need very good qality gps values and let a special map program do the work, you can't do it by hand with the sources we have.
We do not have the resources to even be able to achieve this so I think we should step back and be realistic in what we can achieve and how this map will be used. Moving around a couple of pixels is NOTHING anyone can see or grasp.
So please consider this and lets focus on what is left of significant errors. I do hope you understand this.
New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en I understand that the work on this map has become too dragged and I am tired too. This is the final instructions on the corrections that need to be done and after this, I won't have any more objections. The map can't get more accurate after this.
The Kodori Gorge also belongs to Abkhazia, but the label for Abkhazia doesn't overshadow it. Please move the label for South Ossetia a bit on the left again, so the last symbol "a" won't overshadow the boundary of the yellow area. I think that after the move the symbol "i" in "Ossetia" should be on the place where now "t" stands.
I have worked for several days and painted the exact areas on the South Ossetia map by hand as accurately as possible. The areas in orange should be added to yellow areas on your draft, and dark green areas should be converted to light green areas on your draft.
The area in the large red circle is slightly different from previous draft. I think that it was better on the previous draft. Please revert this area to previous draft.
Small administrative border markings in the blue circles aren't necessary on the state border with Russia, so please remove them.
Now let's discuss UN zones.
I didn't request the change for the RWZ in the black circle. Actually, previous version was more accurate. What I actually asked for was that the vertical blue RWZ line that starts from near Otap to be moved a bit on the left (2px), so it's would be more perpendicular like on the original map.
Also, please adjust the shape of the area in the centre of the red circle near Gali, to be more protruded to the north like on the original map. --UA Victory (talk) 11:21, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory Abkhazia. I'm not sure this is undestood just by the placing of the label, I haven't.
South Ossetia. Then the label reaches the yellow to the left, what's the difference?
This is changes that has gone back and forward, to me it's inconsistent. Most of it was already like your instruction image.
I'm sorry but I have no track record of changes and I can't remember what has been changed when, too many steps. It was just in the top of the big red circle any cahnges was made as I remember, not to the whole line there.
UN zones. As I recall you asked for the line inside "your black circle" not to be so straight. I have moved it back to what I hope I recall correctly. New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:27, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en The map gets more awesome. But I have a few notes left.
I would prefer if the label for South Ossetia is moved a bit on the right again (8px). I'm sure this relocation won't create any more problems.
I guessed that the yellow area below Kvaisi is still unchanged. Here is the needed fragment from much older draft which was more correct and should be overlaid on your draft.
I didn't request to change the location for the label for Abkhazia. I only said that like Abkhazia's label that doesn't overshadow the yellow areas, so should be the label for South Ossetia. Please revert back to this location.
There are the final instructions on the UN zones. Please adjust the RWZ and SZ boundaries on the draft according to this map, where I have outlined more just boundaries in dark blue. It's a bit rough, but you will get the idea.
Thank you for your cooperation. --UA Victory (talk) 16:11, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory "..yellow area below Kvaisi.." The current draft is exactly like that.
New draft, reload for new version --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:17, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en This draft is better. I did recheck everything and minor fixes still are needed.
Move Archilo on the left (14px). Move Pitsunda a bit on the left (1px).
Minor areas need to be fixed in South Ossetia. Green colored areas should be added to light green area on your draft, orange-colored areas to yellow areas.
Here is the map of UN zones with the corrections.
The boundary of SZ in the red circle above Pichori is a bit rough (not round) on your draft. It needed to be streamlined, like I have highlighted in dark blue.
The boundary of SZ above Gali is different from the source map. I've tried to outline how the correct boundary should look like. Also on the right of Jvari, the boundary needs to be corrected.
The boundary was a bit misplaced in the red circle on the right of Anaklia. I've approximately (roughly) outlined it, bit you will get the idea.
The legend should be re-arranged in the following sequence: 1) UN SZ 2) RWZ 3) Controlled by Georgia.
Thank you. --UA Victory (talk) 17:00, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory As I wrote a couple of times I can't see that changes of a couple of px is worth the job because a map like this CAN NEVER be that accurate. This is to get the overall picture, it can't be any better than that when it's handmade like this. If I change the roundness of a corner I also change the line just before and after to some degree. Also all the sources we use have there faults and as you have seen the maps are in different proportions and not of high quality so when you zoom in they get blurry.
I said it before but now I think we have to say it's as good as it can bee.
I have uploaded it but you should check the information on it too. I do hope you understand because this is just going on forever and to me, the work is not improving the usage of the map.
File uploaded Georgia before August 2008 --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done

Resolved: Goran tek-en (talk) 16:15, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thanks for making the map, but you should not have hurried to upload the map, because those were the final corrections. We could forget the roundness of SZ border above Pichori, but other highlighted parts are too misplaced. I guess I'll have to request for another Graphist to re-edit the map because these errors need to be fixed. I hope you won't object.
P.S. This source - Official government map is missing from the description. --UA Victory (talk) 16:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
UA Victory I have done your final edits but as I said before you CAN´T make very small edits like that with the material we have. You change the line/border around the point where you edit and it's not possible to get a sure position for very small things like this. It's not anything that adds value to the map. New version uploaded but we really should stop now. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:07, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Thank you! The work is finished and now the map is as accurate as possible it can get based on our sources.
However I have a few notices left. I don't think it's right to include Autonomia osteyjska ossetian auotonomy.gif in the description, because we used it only in the beginning and then discarded as inaccurate OR. Also the correct description for Crisisgroup, page 30 in pdf would be ABKHAZIA TODAY, Europe Report N°176 – 15 September 2006, p. 27.
When I previewed the inserted image in the article, I found out that when rendered on Wikimedia, the caption in the legend (RWZ) is stretched beyond the image. See an example. It's not our, but Wikimedia's fault. I think that moving the legend on the left (20px) should fix this problem.
P.S. Can you add to your map a new zone from the map number 2 from here - New Detailed South Ossetia and Georgia Maps. The zone is called Conflict zone JCC protocol N3 July 12 1992, its color should be the same as on the source map, its thickness should not exceed the outer extent of the source map's circle, and should be located underneath the labels and borders (so it won't overshadow them). Its legend should be above UN SZ. I found it when I was searching for the accurate source maps for the Kodori Gorge, but I decided to wait until all the errors would be fixed. It's really important for the article. There is nothing more to add after this. If you are busy and can't do it, I'll understand.
P.P.S. If you did the above-mentioned change, please upload also the version without UN SZ, RWZ and JCC zones.--UA Victory (talk) 07:04, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

UA Victory I think it's better if you change the information om the map because you have all the knowledge.
Right now I have run into some private problems which makes it impossible for me to continue right now with this work. If you want me to continue later on you can get back to me in about one month, sorry for this. --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:59, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Goran tek-en OK, I understand. But can you change the description on the Wikimedia Commons and the position of the legend now? I don't think that will be much difficult.--UA Victory (talk) 17:52, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Map of ongoing armed conflicts[edit]

Article(s): List of ongoing armed conflicts


Shading Egypt in red while adding China, the Koreas and Paraguay in orange. Consensus can be found on Rybec's and Greyshark's talk page. The graphists can check the article's discussion as well for more information. -- Fitzcarmalan (talk) 21:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

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Request help for someone else[edit]

Article(s): Various

Request: User Soman asked in the Illustration workshop for help on an Indian election map. Because I run my os on a 486, my computer cannot handle images of that size. Can someone give him a hand? Preferably by making a SVG-map of the data provided by him. Or if he doesn't want that, a png-file (emptied of the results of 2009) of the SVG-file already posted here. Wereldburger758 (talk) 07:46, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Do you want to get a pc donated from wikimedia germany?--Kopiersperre (talk) 22:15, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

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By chance I have seen this request. I have created the map on the right, from which the left one is derived. There already exists a blank png map of the Indian constituencies: File:Lok Sabha constituencies of India.png. What does User Soman want to do ? --Furfur (talk) 08:45, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

LTE (telecommunication)[edit]

Article(s): LTE (telecommunication)


Please change the colour of India to match that f South Africa in accordance with this -- Lihaas (talk) 16:02, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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THat was easy. Yes check.svg DoneLommes (talk) 16:35, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Minor changes on the map at "Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights"[edit]

On the map at the article Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - this map: [1] - El Salvador, Gabon and Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) must be dark green, to update the map (these countries have become parties to the Convention).

Thanks. 2A02:2F0A:506F:FFFF:0:0:BC19:A0C0 (talk) 13:31, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

And Poland must be added too, it has now ratified - on 25 Apr 2014. It must be dark green on the map.[3] 2A02:2F0A:506F:FFFF:0:0:BC1B:44A0 (talk) 12:50, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Blank very-large World map request[edit]

Resolved: Goran tek-en (talk) 17:41, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): [[]] Request: Hi, It is possible for the world location map to be in a bigger resolution than posted as 2000px... can you try something around 20,000px. I need a map this large to zoom in to certain locations without being pixelated. The map is just perfect for what I need. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:57, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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First, it would have been great if you used the --New request-- link above as it provides all the code that is needed. Also it would be appreciated if you had signed your request here.

Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 17:41, 17 April 2014 (UTC).

You can find the big png here Worldmap location NED 50m 20000-10027. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:41, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

Cambridge electoral wards[edit]

Cambridge UK ward map 2010 coloured on Cambridge-Openstreetmap-08-06-13.svg

Article(s): en:Cambridge


Can someone please vectorise en:File:CambridgeWards.png (and not use Comic Sans)? By the way, where can one check if the boundaries are still valid? cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 22:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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@cmglee please check if the boundaries are valid BEFORE you request a map. this way we don't need to do the work twice (once now, and once when you find out that there are new boundaries. thanks.--Lommes (talk) 18:58, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
The Cambridge City Council site does have a fairly basic map showing the current 14 wards.[4] -- [[ axg //  ]] 19:48, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Edit: The user has already filed a request at the Commons Graphic Lab, which has been answered. -- [[ axg //  ]] 19:52, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done – combined Cambridge_UK_ward_map_2010_coloured.svg on Cambridge-Openstreetmap-08-06-13.svg as on right. cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 16:17, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

World locator map[edit]

Thanks for the large locator world map you uploaded!. [[5]] Is it possible adding the US states as well as the Great Lakes in it as well?

Greatly appreciated! (talk) 12:54, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Stanley in Africa[edit]

Article(s): Henry Morton Stanley's first trans-Africa exploration 


Details of your request go here... -- DePiep (talk) 22:30, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Henry Morton Stanley's first trans-Africa exploration could use a nice graph. -DePiep (talk) 22:30, 18 April 2014 (UTC) Graphist opinion(s):

Location map for Telangana, India[edit]

Resolved: RaviC (talk) 20:33, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Telangana, Hyderabad, several others


Please create a location map image of Telangana, similar to Andhra Pradesh's File:Location map India Andhra Pradesh.png (though it should be an SVG, not a PNG). -- Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:35, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done by me a while ago. I'll consider remaking it as an SVG in the future. --RaviC (talk) 20:32, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

LTE (telecommunication)[edit]

Resolved: Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:26, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): LTE (telecommunication)


Please change the colour of Greece to red as more than half of the population is covered with LTE by two carriers. link 1

link 2 -- Sergiogr Sergiogr (talk) 11:20, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Not easy. 99% of the work will be identifying which of the hundreds of "path"s in the file correspond to Greece. It would have been so much easier if the SVG contained comments to identify the countries. Maproom (talk) 20:35, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. By the way, you can right-click somewhere on an SVG and hit Inspect element (at least in Firefox) to see which path it is. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:26, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Jackmcbarn, for the tip! I'll be using that. Maproom (talk) 07:09, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Mashonaland East districts - map error[edit]

Article(s): Districts of Zimbabwe and Mashonaland East Province


Please, could the districts be correctly labeled. The current map has an obvious labeling error. It lists two districts as "Murehwa". The probable cause is that the two districts used to be a single district named "Murehwa". About 1978 Murehwa District was split into a reduced Murehwa District to the south and the new Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe or UMP District to the northwest. This can be seen on the larger map: Davies, D. Hywel and Wheeler, R. G. "Zimbabwe Administrative Areas (as used for the basis of the Enumeration Areas for the Population Census of 1982)". Central Statistical Office, the Department of the Surveyor-General, Zimbabwe. . This can also be seen (using some interpretation) on the constituency map at File:Mashonaland East-constituency2008.gif and on the UN-OCHA map of Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe, but it is most clearly seen on the maps at --Bejnar (talk) 19:24, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done. The anti-aliasing is not as good as I would like, but that's what happens when I use PaintShop Pro, slanted text, and a bitmap. Maproom (talk) 20:20, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

LTE (telecommunication)[edit]

Article(s): LTE (telecommunication)


Please change the colour of Pakistan to match that of India in accordance with this -- - sms- talk    09:20, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done. Maproom (talk) 09:44, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Cross-sections, Antarctic and Tibet/Himalaya[edit]

Article(s): Antarctica


Documented data source
It would be great to have a map comparing the heights of the Tibetan Plateau and the Antarctic, to scale (obviously the vertical scale will have to be much larger than the horizontal scale, but the same scales for both locations). The height of Antarctica is really important to the regional circulation and other features, and it would be great to have a vivid visualization of how tall it is. A N-S transect for Himalaya/Tibetan Plateau, and a 90W-90E one for Antarctica, would work well.

The individual cross-sections, seperately, would make useful and informative images in their own rights, and encourage people to modify them to present geological and biozone information.

Showing the under-ice ground surface is nice, but not essential. See the metadata of the image on the right for a data source.

Antarctica example: Himalayan example:

-- HLHJ (talk) 11:49, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

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South West England[edit]

Article(s): South West England and many others


Only nine years late... I've noticed that this map does not show the Isle of Wight (for comparison see File:EnglandSouthEast.png). It needs to be added - it's specifically mentioned at, for instance, West Country dialects. -- Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:43, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Consider using locator maps from Commons:Category:SVG locator maps of regions in England (location map scheme)--TUBS (talk) 07:54, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Small edit to error on a map of Boston[edit]

Article(s): voy:Boston


Please change the label "Missionary Hills" to the correct name: "Mission Hill" sumone10154(talk) 01:04, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Resolved: Done by User:Ypsilon. sumone10154(talk) 00:35, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

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On the UN Ukraine vote map for Europe, Greenland should appear green (like Denmark) not grey[edit]

Article(s): United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262


Summary: On the above map, please change the colour of Greenland from grey to green (the same colour as Denmark and the rest of Western Europe).
Details: I've already posted a detailed justification for this request on the article's Talk Page, in this section. To avoid duplication, I haven't copied it to here, but please feel free to do so if you think that would help. Tlhslobus (talk) 03:19, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Resolved: Frenzie23 (talk) 16:43, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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Languages of Indonesia[edit]

Article(s): Languages of Indonesia


Please add province boundary in Indonesia Ethnic Groups Map. -- Kaiyr (talk) 16:41, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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Indian general election, 2009 result in Chhattisgarh[edit]

Article(s): Indian general election, 2009 (Chhattisgarh)


There are many things that could be improved about this image (e.g. JPG->SVG, adding constituency names, etc.). But, for now I would like an error in the image to be corrected — a saffron region in the map should be changed to cyan or blue, and vice versa, to reflect the correct election result.
A map (requiring Adobe Flash plugin) of all the constituencies and results as of 2009 can be found here. Note the locations and colours of 4 - Korba and 9 - Mahasamund in the map therein.
The articles Mahasamund (Lok Sabha constituency) and Korba (Lok Sabha constituency) also state that Korba was won by INC and Mahasamund by BJP in 2009. The existing image shows Mahasamund as won by INC and Korba as won by BJP. This could have been due to a confusion with the 2004 result [6] when INC won Mahasamund (Lok Sabha constituency). -- Paddu (talk) 00:10, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
I took a shoot at creating a new map. However I think the best results would be achieved by extracting regional maps from the national svg map posted above. @User:Paddu @User:Maproom - P. S. Burton (talk) 21:08, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done. It was a pretty skundgy image, I have tried not to make it any worse. Maproom (talk) 22:39, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

EU Constituencies of Ireland[edit]

Yes check.svg Done

Article(s): South (European Parliament constituency), Dublin (European Parliament constituency), Midlands–North-West (European Parliament constituency).


The boundaries of the European Constituencies of Ireland changed recently for the upcoming European Parliament election, 2014, so would someone please change the the boundaries of both of the above maps to reflect that, using the map found at as a guide. Plus while you're at it, maybe you could also create a similar map highlighting the new Midlands–North-West Constituency.

Graphist opinion(s):

I'll take it, since I already did a map on the subject earlier today - Image's request under progression Request taken by ArnoldPlaton (talk) 14:27, 18 May 2014 (UTC).

Old Jamestown, MO[edit]

Article(s): Old Jamestown, Missouri

Request: Communities of St. Louis County, Missouri all have a file on each article page like this, highlighting the location of the community within the county. Since the addition of Old Jamestown as a CDP in 2010, these files have not been updated to include this new community. I have attempted to contact the original uploaders of these files, but have received no response.

I request all files on articles of St. Louis County communities be updated to include the new community, (including Old Jamestown, Missouri with a highlighted file). I can provide resources if necessary. — Confession0791 talk 17:01, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Resources: [7] and this one is zoomable: [8]Confession0791 talk 15:35, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Image's request under progression Request taken.  Philg88 talk 16:08, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
@Confession0791: After looking into this, I don't think that your request will work. Based on the scale of the current locator map, Old Jamestown would be a tiny red blob if it were outlined. The source I had planned to use doesn't show this subdivision as part of MO. Any suggestions?  Philg88 talk 14:52, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
If you look at all articles of St. Louis County cities and CDP's, they all appear as "tiny red blobs" on their locator maps. It merely shows the location of the community within the county. — Confession0791 talk 16:14, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
OK, I see what the issue is. Leave it with me for a couple of days.  Philg88 talk 17:44, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
@Confession0791: Is that what you mean?  Philg88 talk 08:01, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Only issue is the western boundary is more like a 45 degree angle. — Confession0791 talk 13:35, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Western border tweaked accordingly. Let me know if this is OK and I'll update the other maps.  Philg88 talk 14:18, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Pretty good. Remember to leave this community unshaded on the other maps, since it is unincorporated. And thank you. — Confession0791 talk 14:47, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Status update? — Confession0791 talk 15:48, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
You mean are the other maps done? No, not yet. I intend to create a new SVG of the districts element of this map with lat/long referencing. It's not a trivial task so please be patient. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 16:44, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Understood. — Confession0791 talk 20:01, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Toxostoma curvirostre[edit]

Article: Curve-billed Thrasher

Request:Hello! I would like to have the map of the Curve-billed Thrasher revised (I requested a map done on this bird probably a year and a half ago). After doing research, it turns out that it isn't located in California unless you count instances of vagrants. Here is the link: National Geographic Curved-billed Thrasher

Thanks!LeftAire (talk) 21:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

  • It would have been a great help for us that do graphic work here if you use the --New request-- link at the top. That provides us with all the code that is necessary for this work to be as easy as possible so please update this request.
  • For your request it would also have been great if you linked to the image you wants to have edited. Also please bear in mind that this is your topic, we that do graphic work here have probably zero knowledge on this topic.
  • It seems to me you are requesting a map of "Curve-billed Thrasher" what that now is? I can on your link see it's a bird, but you can't have a map of a bird, to me anyway.
  • We do graphic work not research so please help us to help you and provide us with all the necessary information. Also write in a way so that anyone understand your purpose and information. I do hope you understand this point of view, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:15, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I think LeftAire wants a map of the range of the Curve-billed Thrasher, copied form the National Geographic article cited above, but not so closely as to be a copyright violation. Maproom (talk) 16:41, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Maproom is correct. I'm sorry I wasn't clear on the directions for what exactly that I had wanted. I didn't get a lot of sleep that day and it showed. Is it any way possible that the map of the range of the Curve-billed Thrasher from the National Geographic page could be closely copied w/o copyright infringement? If so, it would be greatly appreciated. Once again, my apologies. It's been quite a while since I've asked for a map graphic. LeftAire (talk) 14:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done the request to remove California and Nevada from the range, as shown in the cited National Geographic page. I have left the rest of the range alone, particularly Mexico and the blue bits shown in the sea. Maproom (talk) 22:56, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

2014 EP constituency maps fix[edit]

Article(s): Multiple

Request: I created about 67 maps of each European Parliament constituency (see Category:European_Parliament_constituencies), but after uploading them I realized there are 2 mistakes: Liechtenstein was mistakenly added, and French Southern/Antarctic Territory is not part of the electoral process. Both areas should be grey (Like the good example above). I already corrected all of them once when I changed the Irish constituencies, and I don't have the time to do all of 'em again. Thanks - ArnoldPlaton (talk) 21:09, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Philippine EEZ update[edit]

Article(s): Exclusive economic zone


Please update the map according to the new maritime delineation treaty between Indonesia and the Philippines. Created another file if necessary. -- (talk) 05:10, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

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Chorley political boundaries.[edit]

I downloaded a map and re-hashed it and then re-uploaded it but apparently, this is not a free licence. I was redirected here. Can anyone help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darrenjolley (talkcontribs) 11:26, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Where did you download it from? What map was it? Maproom (talk) 07:49, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

I downloaded it from this site.

(I have shrunk the image here to a more modest size.)
This image was uploaded to Wikimedia commons by 'CMLW22', who claimed it as "own work" and released it with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Why do you think think it is not a free licence? Anyway, the Commons Help Desk might be a better place to ask. Maproom (talk) 21:48, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Update Wikipedia Zero Map[edit]

This map does not show all the countries where partnerships currently are! here is the reference on the bottom

Vgrigas (talk) 16:12, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Location Map for Kolkata[edit]

Resolved:  Philg88 talk 10:40, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Fort William is located in Kolkata
Fort William
Fort William
Fort William (Kolkata)

Article: Multiple (to be used on articles related to Kolkata Please create a location map for Kolkata like File:Location_map_India_New_Delhi.png. You can use this File:Kolkata_Street_Map1.svg and Google map snapshot as a reference point, which is a bit outdated and does not incorporate areas like New Town, Kolkata and Belgharia Expressway. Amartyabag TALK2ME 07:09, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Image's request under progression Request taken.  Philg88 talk 13:03, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Update This is in progress but there is an issue with changes to the Template namespace that I am trying to resolve. Watch this space!  Philg88 talk 14:17, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
you should be able to just copy Template:Location map India Delhi to Template:Location map India Kolkata, and update it with the Kolkata image and border coordinates. Frietjes (talk) 14:39, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the input Frietjes but that's not the way to do it. Use of Location Templates is now deprecated - they have to be created with Lua modules. I'm almost there in fact with the Lua stuff, just need to tweak the boundary coords.  Philg88 talk 16:33, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
@Amartyabag: Yes check.svg Done Example on the right is showing the new map with Fort William as an example.  Philg88 talk 08:13, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for creating the location map. Amartyabag TALK2ME 09:47, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Visited countries[edit]

Article(s): Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Could someone please use the blank map above to create a map highlighting in blue all the countries visited in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The countries you'd need to highlight are: The USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Cuba, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Belarus, Malta, Russia, Georgia, China and Australia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:26, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Fallschirmjäger You have highlighted Georgia incorrectly, without Abkhazia and South Ossetia. They were recognized only by 6 countries total and currently only 4 countries recognize them. WP must reflect worldwide view so You should have highlighted Georgia in its internationally recognized boundaries. — Preceding unsigned comment added by UA Victory (talkcontribs) 09:03, 2 June 2014‎ (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Image's request under progression Request taken. - Fallschirmjäger  12:23, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Fallschirmjäger  13:01, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Apologies, yes I agree with your justification, I have now filled in Abkhazia and South Ossetia as part of Georgia. Kind regards, Fallschirmjäger  19:39, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

LTE (telecommunication)[edit]

Resolved: Küñall (talk) 05:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): LTE (telecommunication)


Please change the colour of Colombia to red as it now offers commercial LTE in most of its departments.[9][10][11] or just update the whole map to match the following [12] -- pipeafcr (talk) 22:31, 15 April 2014 (EST)

  • Yes check.svg Done I have also changed Chile and Ecuador to red, since both countries now offer commercial services. Küñall (talk) 05:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Need improvement for a map in my sandbox before article creation[edit]

Article(s): User:MezzoMezzo/sandbox


Currently, the Abbasid Revolution is just a redirect to the Umayyad Caliphate. I am working hard on turning the subsection in that article into a full fledged article in my sandbox. The problem is that the image looks a bit amateurish. Also, Umayyad is commonly spelled with a "U," not an "O." -- MezzoMezzo (talk) 11:36, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
To be exact, could somebody just take this and then add the arrows and sphere of influence to it, but in a more professional-looking way? MezzoMezzo (talk) 11:11, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
For any graphists interested in helping, the article has now been moved from my sandbox to main space at Abbasid Revolution. MezzoMezzo (talk) 05:43, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

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Patriot League locations[edit]

Article(s): Patriot League


The Patriot League added two new teams in 2013, expanding from the 8 listed on the graphic, to 10.

New Teams:

It would be nice if someone could update the graphic to reflect the new teams. (The original creator of isn't very active, or I would have asked that user.) -- S Philbrick(Talk) 16:25, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Adding Loyola would be easy. But Boston isn't on that map, so it would involve starting again from the beginning. Maproom (talk) 11:28, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm not following your point. Boston isn't identified, but why can't one add a red dot near the location? It might mean moving the Holy Cross text to the left to avod overlap, but the red dot for Boston belongs just below and left of the "C" in Holy Cross.--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:09, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
You're right. I had somehow only downloaded 3/4 of the base map. I'll add the two teams now. Maproom (talk) 13:31, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks!--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:15, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Sri Lankan provinces location maps[edit]

Resolved:  Philg88 talk 17:39, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Sri Lankan settlement articles.

Jaffna is located in Northern Province
Jaffna (Northern Province)


Currently all location maps of Sri Lanka show the entire country. I would like to request individual location maps of Sri Lankan provinces, the first level administrative divisions of Sri Lanka, similar to File:USA California location map.svg, File:Australia New South Wales location map.svg. The only detail I require are boundaries of districts and DS divisions, the second and third level administrative divisions of Sri Lanka. A map showing the boundaries of districts and DS divisions is available here. There are nine provinces - if this is too many, could I request location maps for Northern Province and Eastern Province to start with. The maps will, if created, replace the countrywide location maps currently used on all Sri Lankan settlement articles. Thank you. -- obi2canibetalk contr 18:08, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Comment That's an awful lot of work and involves quite a few maps. When you say locator maps, do you mean ones that use {{coord}} or ones where the individual districts/and DS divisions are highlighted?  Philg88 talk 18:26, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I meant to say location maps, ones that use {{coord}}.--obi2canibetalk contr 18:33, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem, let me take a look and I'll get back to you.  Philg88 talk 18:57, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

@Obi2canibe: Here is a draft for Northern Province showing Jaffna via {{coord}}. I will wait for your comments before doing any others. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 06:37, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Phil, it's a great start. If I could make a few suggestions?
  • Could the colour scheme be the same as File:USA California location map.svg?
  • Could the gridlines, co-ordinates and ruler be removed?
  • For the Northern Province map, could the map showing the location of the province within Sri Lanka be moved from bottom right to top right? This would reduce the amount of redundant space at the bottom of the map.
--obi2canibetalk contr 13:08, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Obi2canibe: Yes, yes and yes. Is that what you wanted? Cheers,  Philg88 talk 05:21, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Perfect, thank you. There's no rush to do the other provinces - as and when you have time.--obi2canibetalk contr 11:07, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. I'll continue with the others over the next week or so.  Philg88 talk 16:04, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@Obi2canibe: I'm afraid I've hit a problem with the remainder of these maps. Outside of Northern Province, OpenStreetMap does not have any geocordinate data for the remaining provinces. I have tried to find alternative sources but have so far drawn a blank. If you know of any, please let me know otherwise this request will have to be closed.  Philg88 talk 13:12, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
@Philg88: If you're referring to the fact that OSM doesn't have boundaries of other provinces, then the only open data map I could find which shows the boundaries is WikiMapia. But you have to zoom out to see the boundaries. It doesn't have the boundaries of districts. Is this of any use?--obi2canibetalk contr 19:29, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Obi2canibe: While the boundaries are certainly shown on the WikiMapia map, the problem is that their data cannot be extracted/downloaded. Without exact coordinates it is impossible to map the boundaries accurately from a graphic alone. I'll keep looking and hopefully sooner or later someone will update the OSM map with the required data. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 05:39, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks for your efforts.--obi2canibetalk contr 17:30, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Poor counties[edit]

Article(s): List of lowest-income counties in the United States


Please make SVGs of the PNG maps. I think it's a simple matter of coloring the right counties. The list of low-income counties has charts showing the counties, so you don't need to try to guess which counties to mark in the SVG files. 2001:18E8:2:28CA:F000:0:0:CB89 (talk) 17:56, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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Pan-Mongolism map[edit]

Article(s): Pan-Mongolism


add the Yellow region on the second map (Zungharian Basin) as a pink region on the first map. I have a source which shows that Pan-Mongolists included Dzungaria as part of their territory.

Note that we do not necesarily need to use the first map as a template, you can find another generic map of asia (Mongolia, China, and Russia), with the proper subdivisions, and start it over again. . -- Rajmaan (talk) 21:09, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

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DEA Field Divisions[edit]

Article(s): Drug Enforcement Administration


The map linked above is out of date by a bit. A more modern, updated map is on the Justice Department's website. Both maps are PD-USGov, but both are of poor quality. I'm hoping one of you skilled volunteers can make a US map with the DEA divisions properly included from the Justice Department source. Thanks in advance for your consideration. TLSuda (talk) 21:04, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
I've attempted this myself, and the above image is my results. Not very good, so if someone wanted to clean it up/make it better, please do! TLSuda (talk) 19:50, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Map for Second Battle of the Odon[edit]


Article(s): Second Battle of the Odon


The above article is lacking a map placing the battle in context. The above links, link to a map (from the below source) that at least partially addresses the issue. Due to the lack of copyright information, the map itself cannot be directly uploaded. Furthermore, a second map is on the reserve and it partially shows through on the photos.
It would be great if someone would be able to knock up a map to support this article, based off the above images: showing the movement of the frontline, the relevant landmarks, Allied and German units, and the general areas of attack (the thrust marks).EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 00:34, 13 June 2014 (UTC)


  • Randel, R.A., Major P. B.; Crawford, W.H. (illustrator); Wilson, Major D.B. (editor) (2006) [1945]. A short history of 30 Corps in the European Campaign 1944–1945. MLRS Books. ISBN 978-1-905973-69-9. 

Graphist opinion(s):

Image's request under progression Request taken. Give me a few days please.  Philg88 talk 05:58, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I have asked Keith-264 to comment if needed, as he is the primary editor working towards improving the article in mention. If you needed further photos of the map, please let me know. Any additional information, and one of the two of us should be able to help. Regards.EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 09:01, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Greetings Phillg88, thanks for the help. If the map can have the relief (to show the topography of Odon valley) and the main villages and roads indicated, that would be better than the original but anything is better than nothing. I've gleaned a few basic maps from Communes of the Calvados department for the page but they aren't very enlightening. RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 09:08, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Keith, I am on the case. Preliminary research on how to improve the base map in progress. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 15:46, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Keith-264. Please see above for what the map looks like with just the contour data/roads/settlements. over which will be shown the military layout. Caen will have all the modern roads removed (the A46 has already gone) but I wanted to give you an idea before proceeding. I look forward to your feedback. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 09:52, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
It looks very good, perhaps the place names could be a little larger? With that amount of detail it will be useful on lots of Normandy pages.Keith-264 (talk) 18:40, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
No problem with the font size increase. Now it's time to demolish Caen (for the second time in 71 years :))  Philg88 talk 05:49, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
More distinctive roads too?Keith-264 (talk) 07:32, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
I've only just realised that there's a larger scale version in Commons! I'd like Hill 112 and Hill 113 marked please, since they were the vital tactical points in the Odon valley. The place names seem better sized on the big version too.Keith-264 (talk) 14:14, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, Keith-264, I got caught up with some other stuff. Can you please provide the file name of other map on Commons? I will add the hills in a derivative version. Do you still want the SVG map "West of Caen 1945" which has lat/lon, with enlarged place names and roads? Best,  Philg88 talk 17:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
I meant the map you drew, it's much bigger if you click on then click the commons button to the bottom right. Is "SVG map "West of Caen 1945"" the one above, marked draft#1?Keith-264 (talk) 17:55, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ahh ... some confusion here. I thought you meant that there was a pre-existing map. The version you see on English Wikipedia is rendered smaller than the original, which is maybe why you had the font size issue (it depends in part on your monitor size. What I meant by "West of Caen 1945" was draft#1 without the battle details so it could be used in future for other related topics.
Please leave this with me and I will create a map for the battle as well as a blank map for West of Caen. One other question - can you please tell me the nationalities of 50 & 59 divisions, British or American? - I'm also going to label "12 Corps" "XII Corps" as I believe that was the official name.  Philg88 talk 18:31, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

50th (Northumbrian) Division and 29th (Staffordshire) Division ;O) Roman numerals for Corps. Could you do the roads and rivers more distinctly as well as marking Hills 112 and 113 on the 2nd Odon map please.Keith-264 (talk) 20:55, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
@Keith-264: How about this one (don't forget to click through to Commons for the full size image). Best,  Philg88 talk 08:17, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Just the ticket, thanks very much. I'll add a message to the milhist talk page for other people to look at it. It might help if the German unit labels have "Pz" for the tank divisions.Keith-264 (talk) 08:24, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
A fresh pair of eyes has noticed that XII Corps reads "XXII Corps" and that the corps boundary should have three XXX's not four, which denotes an army boundary; the 2nd 9th and 10th are the SS-Panzer divisionsKeith-264 (talk) 10:47, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Panzer-Lehr and the 12th SS-Panzer Division need to go in too.Keith-264 (talk) 10:50, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Here is the layout of the British divisions

XII Corps, comprising the 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, reinforced by a brigade of 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division and the 34th Tank Brigade, the 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division and the other two brigades of the 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division, was to attack in Operation Greenline at 9:30 p.m. on 15 July, using "Monty's Moonlight", searchlight beams reflected from clouds to illuminate the ground. The two 53rd Division brigades were to secure a start line for the 43rd Division to attack towards Hill 112 and drive a corridor to the Orne River via Bougy, Évrecy and Maizet, ready to advance on Aunay-sur-Odon or Thury Harcourt should there be a German withdrawal.[17] Further west, XXX Corps was to conduct Operation Pomegranate beginning on 16 July, in which the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division on the right, was to capture Vendes and the surrounding area, in the centre the 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division was to capture the villages of Noyers-Bocage, Haut des Forges and Landelle and on the left the 53 (Welsh) Division was to attack, ready for the corps to advance towards the high ground north-east of Villers Bocage.[17]

Hi Keith, I've made the changes you noted above with two exceptions. According to this map, 12 Pz SS were east of Caen so wouldn't appear on this map. I have used this map as a reference for Panzer Lehr's (note the shiny new insignia I've just created) position, which was moving west following repairs. Let me know if there is a problem with either of these. Best,  Philg88 talk 06:01, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes with the date range you're right about the 12th SS. I think that one of the 59th Division symbols should read 49th Division and the black line on the left needs the fourth "X" as it's an army boundary. I'll put another note on the milhist page. Thanks for your patience. Keith-264 (talk) 07:06, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
The British OH (p. 334) mentions that on the right flank of the 53rd (Welsh) Division Cahier was captured, the 59th (Staffordshire) Division attacked Haut des Forges (captured), Noyers and Landelle and the 49th (West Riding) Division attacked Vendes (captured). Noyers was defended by the 277th Division and Vendes by the 276th Division and some tanks of the 2nd Panzer Division. On the western flank next door to the 1st US Army, the 50th (Northumbrian) Division captured Hottot. RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 07:31, 21 June 2014 (UTC) (Maps 40, 41 etc)Keith-264 (talk) 19:39, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Keith-264 Patience isn't a problem here, I have lots of that. The issue is that the goalposts keep moving. The map workshop "does exactly what it says on the tin" - that is produce graphic output based on editor supplied input, which is almost exclusively graphic in nature. We try to avoid research and having to interpret textual sources as these detract from the time spent on producing actual maps. Putting that aside for a minute, it would appear that the original reference map for this request was woefully inadequate. The latest sources you have found are much better, but we need to decide which we are going to use as they don't match up with the previous one. Based on the dates shown on the original (30th June and 24th July) can we use the similarly dated Russian maps instead and ignore the other stuff? The front lines from the 30th/24th would be shown but with troop dispositions as at the 30th (by which time Panzer Lehr seems to have withdrawn). I don't want this to become a Sisyphean task, so if we can nail it now so much the better. Of course, if you have an alternative suggestion I'd welcome that. Best,  Philg88 talk 07:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Good morning, I'd forgotten about that site until last night. How about you use the data as you see fit, bearing in mind that I'm a novice at this, so don't necessarily know the right questions to ask? If the situation maps on the site coincide with the dates of Greenline-Pomegranate so much the better. Do you still have the general version of the original map you did for wider use? RegardsKeith-264 (talk) 09:18, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think the solution to this is to show deployments/front line for 15 July (prior to the start of both Greenline and Pomegranate) and the day after they concluded (18th July), which I can source from the official maps on the Russian website. I am going to start again from scratch because I need to include more of the area east and west of Caen. Because of the increase in scale, I won't include contour data - that would make the map unreadable. This is going to take a little while but I think the results will be worth waiting for. As for the current map above, I will blank the military stuff and leave the rest for possible future use. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 09:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, yes and yes. The map without the data for Greenline-Pomegranate but with contours, settlements, roads and rivers etc will be very useful for several of the other articles. Thanks.Keith-264 (talk) 10:19, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Just popped into say the map is looking pretty damn good. I look forward to the next update per the above discussions.EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 17:58, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but the next one is going to be a significant improvement.  Philg88 talk 18:23, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
@Keith-264 Please see new map above. look forward to your comments. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 07:38, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Vast improvement in detail and utility. The dots west of Caen are misleading though, because they don't take account of the advance during Operation Epsom (see here ) which created a salient west of Caen, south of the Odon river. Greenline and Pomegranate were efforts to expand the salient on its west and south-west faces and came after Operation Charnwood which occupied Caen north of the Odon (see original map).Keith-264 (talk) 07:49, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Hmm ... this is an exact copy of the official situation map, which for obvious reasons I don't want to alter. The establishment of the Odon bridgehead and the German counter attack did not happen until July 29, while this map covers 16-18 July. If you want another map for the later date that is no problem.  Philg88 talk 08:00, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Epsom was 26–30 JUNE not July.Keith-264 (talk) 23:44, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about the dates Keith, my bad. However, this map request was for Greenwood/Pomegranate in July, not the earlier Epsom operation. Do you want a separate map of Epsom based on the June 29/30 situation maps? Cheers,  Philg88 talk 05:14, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
If it's not too much trouble but for Greenline-Pomegranate the before and after lines need to begin with the west and south-west faces of the Epsom salient (the north-east bits had changed after Charnwood, Jupiter ʎ and Goodwood, which can be seen in the map as it stands.) The topographical map you've already completed of the area west of Caen will still be useful for about six of the articles as well (sans the front line and unit details), is it still around?Keith-264 (talk) 06:14, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm confused. As I said above, I don't want to change the front lines on the digitized versions of the official maps, which is why I suggested an alternative map for Epsom. For that I can use the front line positions from the map in the Operation Epsom article (front line on 26 and 29th June). As for the other map, it hasn't gone anywhere and is available via the link above. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 08:26, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
It's the dots of the before and after front lines, they imply that the late-July operations (Green-Pom, Goodwood) began from the late-June start line. The German salient around Caen was eliminated in several stages beginning with Epsom, hence the British salient over the Odon afterwards, then the capture of Caen on the north bank in Charnwood, the extension of the Epsom salient towards Caen in Jupiter and then the occupation of Caen on the south bank during Goodwood (and Atlantic). Greenline-Pomegranate slightly extended the western side of the Epsom Salient a few days before Goodwood, so the dotted line would be (looking westwards) along the Odon and Orne through Caen after Charnwood and the eastern face of the Odon salient (seen in the diagram from the Epsom page now risking deletion) pushed slightly towards western Caen and the Orne during Jupiter, that was the front line before Greenline-Pomegranate. You can see the progression looking at the sitmaps from 26 June – 20 July. Hope this helps!Keith-264 (talk) 08:45, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Where's draft #1 (the topographical map without the front line and unit details)? ThanksKeith-264 (talk) 08:52, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── OK, three separate answers:

  • Let me think how best to handle the front line issues.
  • You will need to revert to the previous version of the Second Battle of Odon map to get the one without the military stuff. Just click on the button next to the previous image at the bottom of the Commons page.
    • Can't get a thumbnail‽ I give in. ;O)Keith-264 (talk) 12:12, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
I assume that you've got it as the map has been reverted - if not just shout.  Philg88 talk 14:21, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
I got something but it's covered in shaded squares, like Seurat's been at it.Keith-264 (talk) 15:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
@Keith-264: New version uploaded. Should be more like a Monet now Face-smile.svg  Philg88 talk 04:49, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Don't worry about the Epsom map being deleted, I will recreate it in the next couple of days.

 Philg88 talk 11:45, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Time zones of Europe.svg - Crimea[edit]

Time zones of Europe.svg
Crimea should be light green, since it switched to Moscow Time after it was annexed by Russia. Frenzie23 (talk) 13:24, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Resolved:  Philg88 talk 05:15, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Andhra Pradesh

Request: For making new map of the state after bifurcation, it should have a city or town locator svg map. Vin09 (talk) 19:10, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done There you go Vin09
Thank you.--Vin09 (talk) 05:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Pevensey Castle map[edit]

Resolved:  Philg88 talk 08:18, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Pevensey Castle


This map was published over 60 years ago and is now in the public domain. The copy I have is still in good condition but is unfortunately a bit creased from being folded, as well as being much too big to scan in one go. I've therefore scanned it as four quadrants. Can someone stitch it together and do something about the fold lines on it? -- Prioryman (talk) 22:00, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done @Prioryman: Comments welcome. You might like to request speedy deletion of the scanned quadrants unless you want to retain them for some reason.  Philg88 talk 09:38, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Outstanding work, thanks! I've added it to the article and I'll ask for the quadrants to be deleted. Prioryman (talk) 10:02, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

CERN Membership[edit]

Resolved: Kelvinsong

Article(s): CERN


Quick change: Please change the colors of Pakistan, Cyprus, Ukraine and Brazil to match that of Turkey. -- Fasi100 (talk) 07:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg DoneLove, Kelvinsong talk 19:27, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Rainbow Gathering#List_of_Gatherings[edit] has 4 sections.

I'd particularly love to see a map of "United States Annual Rainbow Gatherings". The article lists the national forest (except for the first year - national park) and state of the gathering. A map would be a valuable addition. As would 4 - one map for each of the 4 sections. -- (talk) 06:40, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Metropolitan area location map for Riga, Latvia[edit]

Article(s): Church of the Cross, Riga; Daugavgrīva White Church; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Riga; Jaunciems Lutheran Church; St. Catherine's Lutheran Church, Riga


Current location map for Riga, Latvia is Template:Location map Latvia Riga, which only covers the city center. Please create a metropolitan area template based on the existing Latvian metropolitan area template Veidne:VietasKarte Rīga. – Maliepa (talk) 12:15, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Updated fill and border colors for Riga metropolitan map image Riga4pushpin.svg using Inkscape to match location map standards. – Maliepa (talk) 13:24, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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Metro New York City location map[edit]

Article(s): State University of New York


I'd be interested in a similar map that also includes Westchester County, Rockland County, and the rest of Long Island, if that's not too difficult. The amount of detail that is shown on the existing NYC location map (roads, mainly) is not necessarily needed. And now that I think of it, perhaps the New Jersey and Connecticut areas of the tri-state area could be included in the 'lit' portion of the map, if the mapmaker sees fit. Thanks —Akrabbimtalk 20:00, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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Article(s): Guizhou


Could you make stripes on the attached map as stripes here?: Autonomy territories in Guizhou.png But strips must be equal width and flat. Stripes for autonomous counties must be thinner than for autonomous prefectures. In the boundaries of two APs or ACs with the same peoples, colours have been changed for the border stripes were visible -- Kaiyr (talk) 09:37, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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Article(s): Ontario Highway 6, Ontario Highway 68 (historical designation for the northerly segment)

Request: I'd like to request, if possible, an updated version of this map. There are two issues here; one is for improved compliance with contemporary visual and file formatting (SVG instead of PNG) standards for maps on Wikipedia, and the other is that while I hadn't previously noticed this, it's just been brought to my attention that the original creator, User:Earl Andrew, erroneously reversed the names of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and thus the map contains a serious error in its current form. (I had previously corrected it for the fact that he had also mislabelled the northern terminus of the highway, but somehow the lake error evaded my notice at the time and I've never really gone back to analyze it much since then.) Thanks for anyone who can assist with this. For the record, it is not critical that the updated map replicate every municipal boundary that the existing one delineates through the entire province — the route of the highway itself is the critical feature here.

Bearcat To start with it would be great if you used the "New Request link" at the top of the page as that gives us all the code and the information we need to proceed the work on your request, so please do this all over again. Thanks --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:20, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Will do. But in truth, I was fully expecting there to be one and couldn't find it anywhere the first time. I see it now that you've told me that there is one, but could you guys please consider making it more visible and less easy to overlook? Bearcat (talk) 18:23, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

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Settlements of Ulcinj Municipality[edit]

Article(s): Ulcinj and Ulcinj Municipality


I created this PNG map, but i would like that someone create a SVG version of this map and to upload it in Commons. It would be nice if the Location map colors would be used, like here File:Montenegro_location_map.svg. Thanks in advance. -- Ammar Tivari Talk! 20:13, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Oregon Country request[edit]

Articles(s): Provisional Government of Oregon


Currently there is only a somewhat atrocious map for the PGO. I quite like this map of the Oregon Country but it needs a little work. I ideally would like something to reflect both the political divisions of the PGO along with some additional Euro-American settlements through out the Oregon Country. Some additional pioneer towns should be added, like Champoeg and Portland. Astoria should be renamed to Fort George, despite not being actively used by the Hudson's Bay Company at this time. Additionally, could Fort Boise be added? The missions of Tshimakain, Waiilatpu, Lapwai and Wascopam would be excellent as well. This gives a rough idea to the location of the interior missions.

For the districts and later counties of the PGO, the initial four and their boundaries are described here. The PGO pressed the claim of rule up to border of Russian Alaska at 54° 40, yet didn't have any control north of the Columbia. In 1845 the PGO and Hudson's Bay Company came to an agreement, with the district of Vancouver created comprising the entirety of the lands north of the Columbia. I don't know how to best express the control of the PGO over areas in the Oregon Country as its authority scarcely left the settler towns and farms of the Willamette Valley and leave that to any willing mapmaker. If anyone is willing to help me, I and WikiProject Oregon would be in your debt! Voltaire's Vaquero (talk) 18:01, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Request fot modifying Andhra Pradesh map locator.svg[edit]

Article(s): Andhra Pradesh


Recently 7 mandals are added to AP, hence there is small correction. Reference please see this page, there is small addition near West Godavari district.-- Vin09 (talk) 13:57, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Vin09. The issue with making such changes is that this map is an orthographically correct projection of the area based on OpenStreetMap coordinate data (I know that because I created it). That means that making changes isn't a question of drawing/altering a few lines, they need to be in the right place and accurately reflect their geocoordinate position. The source you have provided gives no indication of the requisite positional data so I'm reluctant to change the map until the underlying source (i.e.OpenStreetMap) shows the changes too. Best,  Philg88 talk 05:24, 17 July 2014 (UTC)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:14, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Roman


remove "the" before Southern... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:39, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Yes check.svg Done Maproom (talk) 12:27, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:14, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games - Gambia and Fiji[edit]

Article(s): Commonwealth Games


Gambia left the Commonwealth on 3 October 2013, and hencefore no longer competes at the Commonwealth Games. Would someone please colour it in green on the above map to reflect that. And another thing, Fiji's suspension from the Commonwealth was partially lifted in March 2014, in time for the current 2014 Commonwealth Games, at which Fiji is currently competing. So Fiji needs to be coloured in red to reflect the fact that it now competes at the Games again.

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