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Conventions for visa policy maps[edit]

Hello, WP:MAPS. I am currently working on the visa policy of Nauru, and I was wondering if there was any conventions on the colors would be? It seems like the other visa policy articles have a lot of different colors, and I just wanted to be correct. Thanks in advance.

Shetland islands[edit]

just dropping a quick note here as I was asked to look at this Talk:Shetland#Need_better_map_image - looks like it ought to get a combination of File:Wfm_shetland_map.png and File:Shetland_UK_location_map.svg

Africa imagemap[edit]

Interested parties, please see Template talk:Africa countries imagemap#Wrong, where I question whether an imagemap of Arican countries is really as wrong as it seems to be. If it's not just me, could someone with some expertise in such matters please try fixing it? It's currently being used in the Africa article (and Outline of Africa). - dcljr (talk) 10:32, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I've nominated the template for deletion. - dcljr (talk) 22:42, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Germanwings Flight 9525[edit]

Germanwings Flight 9525 trace.jpg

Just wondering, does anyone have good tools that can take KML or GPX files and produce good quality, high resolution Open Street Map maps with a trace over the top? This is using the Marble application.

There might be a better way to get high resolution render from public Open Street Map.

Please ping me. -- Aronzak (talk) 19:27, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Historical maps on Hamburg now under free license[edit]

The State library of Hamburg has presented fresh images on historical maps and dutch baroque prints under free licenses. Please help to integrate them into Wikipedia. The donation took place in Coding da Vinci, the German art hackathon. More than 30 GLAM institutions presented open licensed data ready for integration to Wikimedia projects in Coding da Vinci. Some of these data sets have already been uploaded. Please feel free to do more uploading.--Barbara Fischer (WMDE) (talk) 09:43, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Map to be used in Malta[edit]

Your attention is called to a discussion at Talk:Malta#Which_map_should_we_use.3F concerning the above topic. 05:28, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Operator maps[edit]

Is there a colour scheme convention on maps which detail the operators of a, often military, system? I see all kinds of colour scehems flying by, most systems originating in Russia use red as their primary colour and then use orange and pink to denote former operators and operators of modernised variants of a system as seen in this example map: Most maps however use a shade of blue, with red for former operators, yet exactly which shades to use are unclear and many used sporadically. It would be nice to see a convention on this. Jurryaany (talk) 05:15, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Road maps when the road is the subject[edit]

How would you handle a road map where you need to highlight a specific road? I typically make maps for WP:USRD, which has its own standards for road maps (here). There we would use a red line for the highlighted road, but here, red lines are used for many types of roads. –Fredddie 03:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)