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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.

Advice to requesters
  • 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.
  • Please check: Please check back regularly to see if progress has been made or if any additional questions need to be answered before the request can be completed.
  • Direct collaboration: Some mapmakers are especially interested by one area (e.g. India). If you notice a mapmaker fitting your needs, you can propose a direct collaboration, using his personal talk page to request maps.
  • {{Reqmap}}: To request a map, you can also tag the talk page of the article in need of a map with or {{Reqmapin|Australia}} (article then appear in Category:Wikipedia requested maps)
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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There already is File:Rail gauge world.svg, which is an SVG Map, it is just outdated.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)

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)
It no longer works, it gives a blank pdf file. And the original link still gives a 404. Maproom (talk) 13:53, 17 October 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)

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)
Both Yes check.svg Done. Maproom (talk) 14:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

World locator map[edit]

Thanks for the large locator world map you uploaded!. [[4]] 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):

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)

Yes check.svg Done. Rob (talk | contribs) 13:23, 21 September 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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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 [5] 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)

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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)

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

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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)

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)

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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)

Poor counties[edit]

Resolved: Rcsprinter123 (gossip) @ 10:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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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Yes check.svg Done

Uploaded and placed in the article. Rcsprinter123 (gossip) @ 10:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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. 

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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)

Sorry for the delay with the Epsom map, I am having some issues with the Mediawiki framework vis-a-vis uploads, which are currently being addressed.  Philg88 talk 06:29, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
I've gone as far as I can with these maps for now.  Philg88 talk 07:59, 22 August 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)

Suggestion: Before overwriting the original, please consider creating a new file so that the original is still available if the situation changes. cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 21:38, 11 September 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)

War in Donbass[edit]

Article(s): War in Donbass


As the Donbass war is progressing, it has become clear that we will need good maps to demonstrate the progression of the conflict from a historical perspective. Whilst reading The Economist, I came across this exceptional map. Is it possible that someone here could make a free version of this map? It would be perfect for our purposes at War in Donbass. RGloucester 22:28, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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RGloucester It would be great if you used the "New request" link at the top of this page because then all the code we need will be created. Do that and ping me and I will take it and start working on it as I said before, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:54, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Code created. RGloucester 17:24, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 10:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC). and I will start working on it as discussed.

@Goran tek-en: Another good source for the map. They provide a new map with updates each day. RGloucester 18:18, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Local government map - Republic of Ireland[edit]

Article(s): Republic of Ireland


Following the implementation of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 in the Republic of Ireland, a number of changes were made to local councils in the state. The changes are:

The changes to the map will be:

  • Merging of 18 (Waterford City) and 19 (County Waterford) to be numbered as 18
  • 20 (Cork City) to be renumbered as 19
  • 21 (County Cork) to be renumbered as 20
  • 22 (County Kerry) to be renumbered as 21
  • Merging of 23 (County Limerick) and 24 (Limerick City) to be numbered as 22
  • Merging of 26 (North Tipperary) and 25 (South Tipperary) to be numbered as 23
  • 27 (County Clare) to be renumbered as 24
  • 28 (County Galway) to be renumbered as 25
  • 29 (Galway City) to be renumbered as 26
  • 30 (County Mayo) to be renumbered as 27
  • 31 (County Roscommon) to be renumbered as 28
  • 32 (County Sligo) to be renumbered as 29
  • 33 (County Leitrim) to be renumbered as 30
  • 34 (County Donegal) to be renumbered as 31

Thanks, Snappy (talk) 15:42, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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Ok, I'll do it. Maproom (talk) 16:04, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Cancel that. I'm sorry, I am not going to do it.
I had assumed that each number in the map, e.g. "34" for Donegal, would be created by a short piece of SVG with the string "34" in it. It isn't. Each digit in the map, such as the "4" in that "34", is created by 4 lines, over 400 characters, of SVG (that "4" is created by lines 435-428). And I have no way to find which lines create which character, except trial and error.
What kind of lunatic creates an SVG file like that? Maproom (talk) 16:26, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Do you understand the concept of pathed text? And how easy it is to replace it with raw text? This is the second time I've seen your comments about how complex it is to deal with pathed text and your response is to go with a raster equivalent. All you have to do is select the pathed text, hit delete and replace with the raw text with a font that Wikimedia recognises, such as Liberation Sans. It's not rocket science yet you make it sound that it is. Completing this request took about me about 20 minutes to sort. Hardly the complicated job you described. May I suggest that if you don't know how to deal with vector artwork at such a very basic level, then maybe these workshops aren't for you? -- A very naughty Boy! -- (talk) 18:41, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
But I have created what you request as a .PNG. That was dead easy, compared to tangling with the lunatic's SVG. Thank you, by the way, for your remarkably clear specification. I wish all requests on this page could be as clear.Maproom (talk) 17:10, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I've no clue about svg or png files, which is why I came here, so I can't comment on the original creator's work. Thanks again for the png file. Snappy (talk) 20:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): Córdoba


English version please... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:41, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Like the SVG map of Ireland above, this image does not contain any text, what you see as text is just graphics. So the easiest way to make an English version would be to convert it to a bitmap, delete the "text", including where it overlies rivers, borders, etc., patch up the damaged rivers etc., and then add the English. It will be very difficult. Maproom (talk) 13:27, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Seems like a very awkward way of doing things, especially when it's easy to delete the existing text paths and replace them with raw text. I even went to the trouble of naming every path and organising all the different groups. It should be simple for someone with better language and history skills than I to complete the translation. -- A very naughty Boy!
I have translated the city names. Maproom (talk) 14:41, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games – Hong Kong[edit]

Article(s): Commonwealth Games


Hong Kong used to compete in the Commonwealth Games, so it should be colored green. See Hong Kong at the Commonwealth Games. Chanheigeorge (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
On second look, Hong Kong is already in green, but the dot is so small and thus it is extremely hard to see given the color contrast (Gibraltar is easier to see given it is in red).

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I have enlarged Hong Kong from one green pixel to five. Maproom (talk) 16:38, 4 August 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): Caucasus


English version please... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:47, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

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This is much easier to handle than the Córdoba SVG above. It actually contains the text as text so it can easily be edited, e.g. the name "KHUNDZIA" is created by

So if you someone can give a list of what needs translating, and to what, I or another editor will do it. Maproom (talk) 13:35, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Maproom (talk) 16:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
I see that I missed the river "Euphrat". I'll put that right within a few days. Maproom (talk) 06:49, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
And other things are wrong - Wikipedia uses a wider font than my home computer. I'll try to deal with that too. Maproom (talk) 07:37, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I have fixed the font width and the "Euphrat". Maproom (talk) 20:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
That's because you are using the Futura font and Wikimedia doesn't support that font (it's not that common on Windows machines either, so most people won't be able to see it the way you intend). The renderer replaces all (English) sans-serif fonts with Liberation Sans (a freeware, open source font that is freely available on the net) so you will have much better control over text placing if you use that font, complete with pixel sizes rather than point sizes, eg "12px" rather than "12pt". FYI, Wikimedia uses Liberation Serif for serif fonts such as Times New Roman. Deja Vu Sans is also another free alternative used by Wikimedia. By the way, your file isn't a true SVG as it has a dirty great 4.5Mb PNG encapsulated in it with the text as an SVG overlay. That isn't an ideal way of using SVG and is classed as a "BadSVG" on Commons.-- (talk) 10:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

EU flag map of Ukraine[edit]


Can someone upload an SVG file of EU flag map of Ukraine without Crimea titling it " Ukraine EU (without Crimea)". This map should exist just like there is a map of Serbia with and without Kosovo. -- KronosLine (talk) 07:09, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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Grey-land white-ocean[edit]

Article(s): Fuller projection


Wiki-style grey-land white-ocean no cartography lines version, please... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:47, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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I have uploaded a version modified as requested:

but it may fall foul of the bureaucracy at Commons. Maproom (talk) 20:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

and has now done so. Ah well – no-one was using it anyway. Maproom (talk) 07:16, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Map request for US regions[edit]

Article NCAA_Women's_Division_I_Basketball_Championship


I would like some regional maps. I have added maps of Final Four locations to pages such as NCAA_Women's_Division_I_Basketball_Championship I would like to extend to cover not just Final Four, but all venues. However, it will be too crowded on a single US maps, so I thought I would use three maps, one roughly west of Mississippi, one east of Mississippi excluding roughly New England, and one of New England plus NY, PA, NJ, and DE.

I can handle the coloring of a map in Inkscape, but I do not know how to create the map with the state and country outlines. I can handle the creation of the location map module (I haven't dealt with conic projection, which I think I can ignore on the Northeast map, I will have to figure it out or get some handholding on the other two.

Following are the geographical boundaries of the three desired maps:


-126 -89

South and Midwest

-93   -75


-81   -66

I also did a screenshot showing what it looks like in OSM, although I am looking for a map that looks more like File:Usa edcp location map.svg

-- S Philbrick(Talk) 18:05, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

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Map of Clifornia regions for the geography stubs[edit]

Article(s): Category:California geography stubs and subcats

Request: I would like a map of California, marking the regions used by WikiProject Stub Sorting for the split of Category:California geography stubs - see Category:California geography stubs#California county geography stubs for a precise list of which county is in which area. I think we should use different colors to designate the different areas - similar to what we have at File:West Virginia Counties for Stubs.png for West Virginia. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 12:31, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

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Location maps spanning two or more countries[edit]

Hello, I need a couple location maps spanning multiple countries; precisely one of them should be representing France, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the other both Australia and New Zealand. Their purpose is to indicate the cities that hosted the Rugby World Cups 1987, 1991, 1999 and 2007 which took place in more than one country. Thanks. -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 09:36, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

District boundaries on Bangladesh location map[edit]


Please add the second-level administrative (district) boundaries onto File:Bangladesh location map.svg (Map 1, above), like File:Albania location map.svg (Map 2, above), which has both first- and second-level administrative boundaries marked on the map.
If not, please create a new map with the above requirements. Thanks. Scientific Adviser 09:38, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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Literacy rate in the world[edit]

Article(s): Central Europe


This image has huge blank areas in the top and bottom areas, taking up space needlessly and forcing the actual map to be constrained to a smaller size. Please remove the blank areas. -- JIP | Talk 06:16, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done Maproom (talk) 14:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Local Government of Ireland[edit]

Article(s): Local government in the Republic of Ireland, NUTS of the Republic of Ireland.


The local government boundaries of Ireland underwent some changes on 3 June 2014-

-Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council have merged.

-Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council have also merged.

-North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council have also now merged.

So would someone please change the above map to reflect that.

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Native American Indian Tribes - Raven Stories[edit]

Article(s): Raven Tales


As I've been working on extensively expanding the Raven Tales article which is about they cultural stories of Indians in the north west, it's become apparent that the geography of each tribe and the relation of them to each other is significant to the stories. Reading the stories there is significant detail which describes the geography. I think it would be very interesting to compose a map which displays each of the tribes that have stories of Raven... to see the geographic comparison. Going even further it would be awesome to attempt to plot the journeys of Raven through all of the stories but this may be a very intensive endeavor to take on.

I've added extensive references to the Raven Tales article where you can get access to the original stories if you'd like to start taking a look. Thanks. I found this image [10] which should help as well. -- David Condrey (talk) 20:08, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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County Tipperary and Waterford City[edit]

Article(s): Every article these maps are already on.


On 3 June 2014, The Local Government Reform Act 2014 merged North Tipperary and South Tipperary into a single county called Tipperary, and also merged together Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council. So would someone please remove the border between North and South Tipperary and the border of Waterford City on all the above maps.

-Snow Lion Fenian-

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Maybe you are all set with Commons:Category:SVG locator maps of administrative counties in Ireland (location map scheme)? It incorporates the recent changes in Ireland. It features a different graphical approach, though. (There's clearly too much green when it comes to Ireland) Besides the different color, I don't show Northern Ireland's administrative borders, 'cause it's a different country (some folks don't get that straight ;-). "Your" maps above also show historic borders for Nothern Ireland, which annoys me the the most. For modern NI borders check out Commons:Category:SVG locator maps of districts in Northern Ireland (location map scheme). --TUBS (talk) 09:50, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
In addition: afaik, Limerick city and the respective county merged. These (hard to spot) borders were also removed. --TUBS (talk) 17:24, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Europe map extrapolated to full Ordnance Survey National Grid[edit]

Article(s): Ordnance Survey National Grid


Would any editor here be able to generate either a bitmap or vector map of Europe extrapolated to the full A-Z Ordnance Survey National Grid so that most of the top-left figure in File:Ordnance Survey National Grid.svg needn't be blank, please? If I understood correctly, the projection is a Transverse Mercator centred on 48°N 2°W. -- cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 21:35, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

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Megali Idea[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:18, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Article(s): Megali Idea


please change to less garish wikicolors... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:24, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done Maproom (talk) 21:05, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:18, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Khorloogiin Choibalsan[edit]

Article(s): Khorloogiin Choibalsan


Please make added borders less draw-y, match the rest of map... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:28, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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The borders on the rest of the map don't look draw-y because they are precise. They can be precise because they represent something real and well-defined. The borders of the territories of the proposed "Greater Mongolia" were never defined, and it would feel dishonest to draw them as precise. How would it be if someone made them greyer, or invisible, just leaving the pink patches? Unfortunately the pink patches don't quite border Mongolia, so there would be an annoying and incorrect gap. Maproom (talk) 21:48, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
That's specious-Altai, Tuva, Buryatia and Inner Mongolia, all already labeled on the map, have well-defined borders, and do border Mongolia without any gap. It is a disservice to Wikipedia to have a map up that looks like it was sketched out in MSPaint of an afternoon. The options are improve the map or seek to have it deleted, not another halfway stopgap map that doesn't address the earlier issue.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:36, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Accepted. I retract my comment. Maproom (talk) 11:39, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Megachile campanulae[edit]

We need a distribution map for the infobox of this leafcutter bee, Megachile campanulae. Article currently under review for a Main Page Did-you-know spot.

Distribution is sourced here in CANADA and here in US : Thanks Gaff ταλκ 02:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

@Gaff: For the US map do we add the dots to the map? ///EuroCarGT 20:51, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
@EuroCarGT: I was thinking just a map of the Northeast US/Canda with a vague outline drawn overlay suggesting the distribution area. The two links were just to provide some guidance.. If somebody could show me how easiest to make the map, it would be great. That way I can make them myself. These bee articles I have been working on are not that important and you all have more important work to do. thank you. Gaff ταλκ 21:29, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
@Gaff: Well you could download a Vector graphics editor, my favourite would be Inkscape (open source!). Learn the tools from some websites or video tutorials and you should be on your way to a vector artist. Also i'll try to do this map. ///EuroCarGT 21:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Article(s): Tideway


The article about the tidal part of River Thames could do with a map please. -- Rob Kam (talk) 15:24, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

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Subterranean rivers of London[edit]

Article(s): Subterranean rivers of London


The article about the subterranean rivers of London could do with a map please. -- Rob Kam (talk) 15:26, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

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LTE (telecommunication)[edit]

Article(s): LTE (telecommunication)


Please change the colour of Pakistan to red. 123

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Wild boar subspecies range map[edit]

Article(s): Wild boar


A map based on that printed on page 114 of this IUCN pdf file here. If you find some of the names hard to make out, check them out on the wild boar article. NOTE: I couldn't find an image template including Africa along with Eurasia. -- Mariomassone (talk) 20:17, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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Article(s): Romansh_language


English version, please... -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:06, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

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Yes check.svg Done Maproom (talk) 10:22, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Set of maps from shapefile[edit]

Article(s): Many of the articles in {{iwi}}


I obtained CC licensed shapefiles for Treaty of Waitangi claims from Te Puni Kōkiri and put them up at I anticipate that generating useful maps from layers in shapefile these should be relative straightforward for someone with the GIS right software and experience. I'm expecting 20~2000 layers in the shapefile with many / most not having any features. Please out the maps on commons, since these are likely to be useful in the Maori language wikipedia too. -- Stuartyeates (talk) 22:21, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hello. The last update of the map was in 2013. Since then, Square-Victoria was renamed to Square-Victoria–OACI. It would also be good for the code to be cleaned up. Thanks, ~~Ebe123~~ → report 01:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

DO you know what is the font used? ///EuroCarGT 20:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa[edit]

Article(s): Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa

Request:Could someone convert this jpg map into an svg?. The areas and the symbols are evolving quite rapidly and it would be much easier to do it in svg. Also it is a file used in several language versions. Regards --Basquetteur (talk) 08:32, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

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You mean like this one: File:2014 ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.svg? -- (talk) 19:14, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
The image I propose contains the number and location of hospitals, laboratories and transit centers and also the status of regions in the three countries (active, not active,new). The two images are therefore different. The second image reflects essentially the number of cases and deaths per country. This second image is already in svg and can therefore be easily updated (and also translated into several languages, I have done it for Spanish), the first one not. Hopefully the number of new active regions, the number of active regions will disappear in the near future, but so far that does not look to be the case. Regards --Basquetteur (talk) 13:36, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster[edit]

Article(s): 2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster


Map is needed to show the key locations in the trekking disaster, and to locate them (on an inset map?) within Nepal. The best map source is in this National Geographic article. It needs to show Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, the trekking route ("Annapurna Circuit"), Thorung La Pass, and settlements including Manang. Best not to show deaths as shown on the NG map as these will change. Ghmyrtle (talk) 18:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

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South Korea's northern provinces[edit]

Article(s): each one's used in its province's article


These are maps of South Korea's five provinces under North Korean rule. All five of them look like they were scanned from a book, and they're all hard to read. Could you please make simple locator maps for them, drawn like File:Ghana-Northern.png or File:Lori.svg? The original upload of each image consists of such a map, but the book-scan upload was accompanied by an upload summary of "accurate borders", so apparently the original uploads aren't trustworthy. (talk) 13:53, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

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Will this do you as a starter? -- (talk) 00:36, 24 October 2014 (UTC)