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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.
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U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina[edit]

  • Class: Start-Class article Start-Class article
  • Action required: New map
  • Comments: US 220 in NC should not make any changes for the next few years, recommend creating a new map for it now; there is a google map ref available, but no KML. --WashuOtaku (talk) 16:35, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • KML: Yes YesY
  • Status: New request
@Washuotaku: I created a KML for this route which is located at Template:Attached KML/U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina Thewombatguru (talk) 11:10, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
@Thewombatguru: Thank you for making the first draft on the KML file, but there are a couple mistakes in the routing. 1) US 220 exits off I-73/I-74 at Ellerbe (exit 25/google still has 8) and merges with I-73/I-74 between Candor and Emery (exit 41/google still has 24). 2) Southbound US 220, in Greensboro, is routing off Battleground Avenue onto Westover Terrace and then onto Wendover Avenue; the correct southbound routing stays on Battleground Avenue onto Wendover Avenue, northbound there is correct. Those two things, and the Southbound routing going into Virginia to u-turn back into NC, and it should then be correct. --WashuOtaku (talk) 14:33, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
@Washuotaku: I fixed the U-turn in Virginia, sorry, I thought I checked that at every KML. Also the problem with Westover Terrace is fixed, I'll upload it later today. Is there a route in this version of the Google Maps map that the US-220 nowadays uses between Ellerbe and Candor? I've not been able to fix that yet. Thewombatguru (talk) 15:34, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
@Washuotaku: I think I also fixed the other problem, could you check this? Thewombatguru (talk) 15:52, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
@Thewombatguru: You got it, thank you very much! --WashuOtaku (talk) 16:29, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
@TheWombatGuru: something isn't quite right. The line for US 220 doesn't quite line up with the data I'm using. I'm using NHPN data. –Fredddie 03:05, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Interstate 73 in North Carolina[edit]

  • Class: Start-Class article Start-Class article
  • Action required: New map
  • Comments: I-73 has now one continious section in NC completed; new sections will not be added for a couple of years. No KML available, but a google map ref exists. --WashuOtaku (talk) 16:38, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • KML: No
  • Status: New request

Interstate 74 in North Carolina[edit]

  • Class: C-Class article C-Class article
  • Action required: Correction to existing map File:I-74 (NC) map.svg
  • Comments: I-74 has extended bigger in the center section in 2013; no new section to be added for at least another year or two from now. --WashuOtaku (talk) 16:40, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
  • KML: No
  • Status: New request

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

Inner Loop (Rochester)[edit]

@Mitchazenia: Will the new at-grade Inner Loop still be called the Inner Loop? If so, I'm not sure we'll need to make a new map. –Fredddie 00:28, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Not sure, but I am guessing the intent is that it will just be city streets. Mitch32(I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance) 01:25, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Ohio State Route 612[edit]

  • Class: Start-Class article Start-Class article
  • Action required: New map
  • Status: New request
  • KML: No
  • Comments: OH-612 is a former state route, as in one that doesn't exist anymore (the road itself still exists, but not the route number). The route existed from 1937 until 1951, so it would be preferred to make the maps correspond with those time periods. A Cuyahoga County road map from 1940 can be found here to help you; OH-612 is currently known as W. 130th Street, and the actual route itself is the same now as it was in the 1940s. OH-612 lied between OH-82 and OH-10. Pyrotlethe "y" is silent, BTW. 03:28, 17 January 2015 (UTC)