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You can request maps on this page. Your request will then be handled by a participant of the maps department. Instructions and guidelines are provided below. Requests will typically be handled by a member of the maps department; however, they can be completed by anyone willing to take on the request.


Important If you can create a KML file for the article, please do so, and note the existence of the KML in your request. KML files can be imported into GIS software, which may significantly expedite your request.

  • Please be respectful. There is a limit of one requested map per editor and 5 requested maps per state at any time. This is to give the map creators enough time to create the requested maps while working at their own pace and leisure. Please do not request another map until previous requests have closed unless:
    1. The additional requests are the result of a GAN, FAC, or ACR reviewer holding or opposing an article in one of those venues over the lack of a map or
    2. One month has passed since the request was filed.
    3. Any additional requests that do not meet either of these criteria will be removed.
  • We ask that articles be improved to the "B-Class" assessment level before requesting a map. You may request a map for any article, but articles that are B-Class or higher will have their request expedited.
  • Requests for articles assessed as Stub-Class will be removed after three months if it has not been filled and the article has not been improved to at least Start-Class by that time.
Requesting a new map
  1. Click the map request link at the bottom of this table.
  2. Enter the article's class
  3. Type in "New map" in the action required box
  4. Leave a short blurb regarding your request in the comments section, such as any special instructions for the cartographer. At the end of your comments, please sign.
  5. Make note if there is a KML file and link to it
  6. Save the page.
Requesting a corrected map
  1. Click the map request link at the bottom of this table.
  2. Enter the article's class
  3. Type in "Correction to existing map" in the action required box
  4. Link to the map like this [[:File:<link to map>]]. Leave a short blurb explaining what is wrong with the map in the comments section. At the end of your comments, please sign.
  5. Make note if there is a KML file and link to it
  6. Save the page.
Completing a request
  • To accept a request, please do so by typing '''Accepted''' in your response to the request or simply make the map.
  • To decline a request, mark the request with {{Not done}} and explain why the file was not made.
  • Upload all files to Commons and post in the appropriate section below with {{done}} [[:File:<link to map>]] ~~~~.
  • If a request is resolved and {{Done}} or {{Not done}} are not applicable, mark it with {{User:ClueBot III/ArchiveNow}}
  • Marked requests will be archived automatically.
Click here to request a new map.

US 66 state-detail KMLs[edit]

  • Class: 8 C-Class article C-Class articles and 1 B-Class article B-Class article
  • Action required: New KMLs
  • KML: That's what this request will create!
  • Status: New request
  • Comments: Of the US 66 articles, only the Kansas state-detail article has a KML. If a few of us take a few days, we can get them knocked out. I think it would be neat if we could show how the route changed, say go every 10 years, so we can show the route in 1926, 1936, 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, and upon decommissioning. If someone has a better idea of time period milestones, please speak up. Anyway, I'm looking for help to make KMLs for US 66. I am willing to compile the state KMLs into one mega file for the main US 66 article. –Fredddie 01:44, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
@Fredddie: I would like to help, but the US66 route is no longer in use (as far as I know) so I don't know how to easily do it. Thewombatguru (talk) 23:33, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
@Fredddie: I recreated the one for Kansas, it wasn't clear what alignment it used so I added that to it. If you want me to help with the others, maybe we could do that together? TheWombatGuru (talk) 07:23, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
    • California
    • Arizona
    • New Mexico
    • Texas
    • Oklahoma YesY
    • Kansas YesY
    • Missouri
    • Illinois

Alaska Marine Highway[edit]

  • Class: C-Class article C-Class article
  • Action required: New map
  • Status: New request
  • KML: Yes
  • Comments: Note, the Marine Highway is a ferry system that serves coastal Alaska as our "highway." The State of Alaska Department of Transportation has KML files at I don't know if when they say "route" they mean for the marine highway or if it is a KML file for the more traditional highway system. Thank you for any assistance you can provide for this project. Name Omitted (talk) 01:37, 27 May 2015 (UTC)