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-Poli (talk • contribs) 04:05, 2005 July 28 (UTC)

Boo![edit]

I saw your post at the National-Anthems board, I am just seeing what you think of this website. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 04:15, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

Also, thanks for your support vote. Zscout370 (Sound Off) 04:28, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, looks like our national anthems articles are getting some work. My Belarusy is still a FA, the Mexican anthem is pretty close, American and the Russian anthem still need some work, though. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) Fair use policy 06:44, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Your anthems site[edit]

While you're still here, i figured I would like to ask you this: can you upload some of your MIDI files of various anthems (if, of course, you have permission to) under some kind of free license. I am not sure what anthems we need, but I just want to open another option to allowing Wikipedia to be a premiere anthem resource. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 03:23, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

And I would do this ... how? (Keep in mind, I may have been a Wikipedian for over a year, but I still don't know any of the advanced stuff, I haven't uploaded any images (although I'll need to for an article that I've had in mind to add for over a year) or any sounds. My MIDIs are free (both in the economic and philosophic sense of the word) to download (with the exception of the 5 or so marked otherwise) by anyone, and I don't mind them being used on Wikipedia, especially since I'm an anthematologist and a Wikipedian.) As to Wikipedia being a premiere anthem resource, I still want that honour to be held by my page but Wikipedia can be #2. :) (I at least don't want its information to be lacking, that's for sure.)--Canuckguy 21:13, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Ok; by around the same time I got this, the US Navy Band let us use their recordings, so what I will do is I will use the US Navy first, then I will use your recordings (i'll use the permission template once I run across an MIDI file that we need). User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 01:16, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Good idea. The Navy Band site has excellent recordings and they are in MP3 format which are a better way to illustrate the anthems IMHO (mine uses MIDI due to many reasons, some of which are space constraints (which Wikipedia doesn't have) and my page emphasising the information over the sounds (whereas Wikipedia emphasises ALL information by its nature) --Canuckguy 01:20, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Burundi Bwacu[edit]

I'll take a look into cleaning it up if I manage to get some time. --Ionius Mundus 13:31, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

GDBarnstar1.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Finally an .svg map that is usable. Thanks, and keep'em coming! +Hexagon1 (t) 02:21, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


I have uploaded your map to commons, really great work. The only thing that could be made better on that map is that the disputed Aksai Chin territory between India and China appears like another country in the way in which it's portrayed, maybe a dotted line or something would do at the Line of Actual Control. And out of curiosity, why is Aksai Chin shown disputed, and Arunachal Pradesh is not? Other then that, perfect. +Hexagon1 (t) 02:21, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Aksai Chin is the way it is (and Arunachal Pradesh is the way it is) because it was that way on the original map. I could have fixed it if I wanted, but I kinda liked the way the stripes looked, so I kept it the way it was for the time being. I've seen more maps, for whatever reason, show Aksai Chin as disputed and Arunachal Pradesh as not, but that's probably political bias. Next revision I'll probably update, but for now, I'm loading another revision (fixed a few errors.)--Canuckguy 03:23, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Fixed. --Canuckguy 22:14, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Hola CanuckGuy - Image:BlankMap-World6.svg looks great, thanks for your help! Brianski 08:48, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi CanuckGuy awesome job on the svg map! just a little thing, i was wondering if you could make separate layers for the microstates dots which are sovereign nations, and those which arent? as there are some lists of countries which dont include the non-sovereign ones --Astrokey44 02:15, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

I could, but I've been rather busy with non-Wikipedia stuff lately. Just don't expect it soon. :) I'm sure you know that even if the small countries circles for non-independents are removed, there are still non-independents showing on the map, such as Greenland, French Guiana, (Western Sahara, depending on your view of the status of this area), etc. In fact, it could be argued that all of these continue to be shown on the map, being in SVG, you just have to zoom in to see most of them. I've seen other maps (such as Image:United_Nations_Members.PNG) that show the large dependencies in the colours of their "parent nation" (for example, neither French Guiana or Greenland are UN members in their own right, but are coloured the same as their parent nations, France and Denmark respectively, because they are (same goes for the British territory of the Falkland Islands, coloured on the map as well)) --Canuckguy 22:14, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Gaps in borders[edit]

When scaling the BlankWorld-Map6.svg image by 20 times, I have found that there are gaps on Egypt's south border. Is this intentional or does this need to be fixed? --TheTallOne 20:38, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Technically, inherited from BlankWorld-Map3.svg, but deliberate in that I kept it. That there is the Hala'ib Triangle, a disputed area between Egypt and Sudan, but usually depicted as under Sudanese control (I can't ever recall a map showing it under Egyptian control). Dotted line in that it's disputed. I would have liked to have made it so that the line is truly dotted, rather than separate segments of solid lines (there's actually a lot of work I'd like to do with the borders, but don't know that much about workign with SVG, this map was my first time working with SVG at all, believe it or not!) but, again, that's what I got. --Canuckguy 21:32, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Blank world map[edit]

Hi! I like the map Image:BlankMap-World6.svg created between you and Brianski. While going through the map, I noticed that the locations of Kashmir, Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh are not accurately potrayed. In a post above, you mentioned it had been fixed, but actually that's just a temporary patch. It needs to be modified to something like this: Image:LocationBhutan.png. For accuracy, you can refer to this map: Image:India-locator-map-blank.svg, which minutely maps the disputed areas to scale. Request: Could you also add the Indian islands of Lakshadweep? They are really tiny. Thanks! =Nichalp «Talk»= 12:56, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

The Bhutan locator map does indeed portray all the disputed areas with dotted lines and such, but then how does the colouring work? Back to stripes? I figured the "fix" was just to decide to award the didsputed areas to the country which has actual administrative control of the area, meant to simplify things a bit more, I fear adding all these disputed areas (and not giving a suggestion on a colouring scheme for whoever wants to colour the map) would just make things more complicated. Any suggestions out there? --Canuckguy 23:14, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
A suggestion: There are four regions under dispute.
  1. Claimed by India, administered by China
  2. Claimed by India, administered by Pakistan
  3. Claimed by Pakistan, administered by India
  4. Claimed by China, administered by India

You would need to have two new layers. One layer to map the Indian claims, and the other to map the other 2 claims.

  1. On layer 1, set the area claimed by India to 30% transparency of the default colour (grey), and the areas that India does not have control over, should be set to 60% (I've giving a rough approximation of the %)
  2. On layer 2, do the opposite.

So say we want to highlight just India, the first layer is selected giving the Indian-claims/administration.

  1. If we want to highlight just China, select layer 2.

Because of the overlaid transparencies, the task of neutrally selecting nations-states becomes easier.

Hope this made sense. :) =Nichalp «Talk»= 05:29, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

It does indeed wqork for China and India, but this was intended as a world map, you have any idea how many disputed areas there are in the world? :) This is why I went with the simple solution of "administrative control". I have seen your (superb, and well-deserving of the featured graphic award it recieved) India map and I think it can do the job locating things in India (there's also a similar one out there for China, but can't recall the filename at the moment.) If you feel that more needs to be done to highlight India, might I suggest that you do it? My tone is not meant to be rude with that, but my time to devote for things like that is non-existent lately, and I have always been impressed with your cartography on the aforementioned India map that I'd be honoured if you post a version too. All I ask is that my original one remain, due to my reasoning that "areas under administrative control" is the simplest way of solving disputed areas (and doing it on India/China/Pakistan means opening up a whole can of worms for the other disputed areas), but I would not be averse in the least if you went ahead and made your own map. As for Lakshadweep, I do agree that it does belong there, but there are a whole bunch of tiny islands taht are omitted that should also be there. For some that are countries (like the Maldives) and were thusly lacking on the original map that I worked from I just had to add one island to give a bit of landmass for colouring purposes, since I already had mainland India for colouring that nation, adding Lakshawdeep I felt was unneccessary. Plus, again not enough time. --Canuckguy 21:24, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Yup, there are quite a few disputed areas in the world, but Kashmir can be instantly picked up on the map due to the size of the area under consideration. I understand about not getting the time to make maps. I too don't get much time over the week to edit wikipedia. I'll see what I can do. Regards, =Nichalp «Talk»= 14:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

World Map[edit]

Hey, great job on the world map svg! You mentioned that you included the country codes but I'm having trouble finding them. Is it possible to get the iso 3166 codes? I noticed that you are from Winnipeg...I grew up in Manitoba in a small town southwest of Winnipeg! Anyway, thanks for the great map! =Kammie55 «Talk»= 17:33, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Nice to hear from a fellow 'Toban! You notice that I mention the codes on the talk page of the map, there's also a link to the Wikipedia page that has the codes. Just to make it easier, the page is at ISO 3166-1 alpha-2--Canuckguy 01:41, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks; I meant that I downloaded the SVG and searched for "mx", "ca", "us"... various ISO 3166 codes and they didn't seem to be there. I tried in both Inkscape and a text editor. Is there any chance they didn't get exported somehow? I'm kind of new to this, but I thought that a raw text search at least should find them. Anyway, thanks for the quick reply! Kammie55 18:57, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

:Well, I don't know if a text editor can find them. In Inkscape (the only SVG editor I'm familiar with, and not even that well), you would select "Find" from the menu (or Ctrl-F) and then enter the ISO code in the ID box, not the text box (the first one) or any other box. Should work. --Canuckguy 03:42, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Oops, my bad! You indeed caught it! I don't know how that happened, but the find-by codes shoudl work now. --Canuckguy 04:07, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

You look familiar...[edit]

*peers curiously*

That you? Tony Fox (arf!) 16:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Re: re: re?[edit]

Why does no-one get that legend? :( To clarify: light green is for entire nations I visited for more than one day. Light orange is for entire nations that I visited less then for one day. Dark green is for the regions or districts of the aforementioned nations I visited for more than one day. Dark orange is the same as dark green but for less then one day (so there's two variables "one-day/more" [green-orange distinction] and "national/sub-national" [light-dark distinction]).

Hmm, now that I've explained that, it does seem rather complex. Any simplification suggestions?

On the matter of the map, unfortunately png is currently un-overthrowable due to the average masses that still use MS Paint to make Wikipedia maps (including me). We must hope that someone authors a svg program capable of being used by the average three-year old or some sort of capital-offence law is passed for use of Paint. Unlikely, but we can dream....

+Hexagon1 (t) 23:30, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

My intention was to colour only parts of the nation on the same landmass, so if I had visited Kuala Lumpur, I would have coloured the continental part of Malaysia and not the Borneo-one. I think I'll just use a normal map with no-subdivisions come to think of it. When it gets to the point where I have to explain something meant to explain the map, I think that'd count as a failure. :) And as to MS Paint, you shouldn't worry, I only use it for quick brush-ups of maps and such that I can't be bothered to load up anything else for, it does the job sufficiently. For everything else I use Photoshop CS2. And about your file, no, leave it dead, it will only encourage users to defect from svg. :) +Hexagon1 (t) 04:13, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:BlankMap-World6.svg[edit]

I noticed, that I'm not the only one here, that congratulates you on this map but anyway: Very good job! Thank you! That's what I recently did with it: Image:Nuclear_power_worldwide-de.svg Greetings! --commons:User:Enricopedia 01:32, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I also used the map for a graphic needed for work. Thank you very very much! It was perfect! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.7.5.74 (talk) 19:27, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

commons:User:Canuckguy[edit]

I assert that I am the same user as commons:User:Canuckguy --Canuckguy 00:11, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Dap Prampi Mesa Chokchey[edit]

Hi, I'm the one who wrote you some days ago asking the permission to use on Wikipedia the national anthem of Democratic Kampuchea I've find on your website in midi format. First of all, thank you for your answer and for letting me use your work. Now, I would show you how I've used it; here are the it.Wikipedia, Commons and it.Wikisource articles which contain the file:

Do you like them? I know, you are not italian, but khmer language is clear, isn't it? Ah ah!

As you can see, I've added to the Commons' licensing a little note asking the users to use the file out of Wiki projects only after you give them the authorization (like you do on your site). Hi. --Devilslord (talk to me) 00:52, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Babelfish[edit]

Ok, I'm glad you appreciate my work! Now, it's not necessary to translate your messages, expecially if you use babelfish (which usually produces disastrous results, just like in this case...). Indeed, if you speak english I can practice to understand a more slengy language (I guess my speaking is nice "scholastic"...). Since you are interested in national anthems, I'm here if you need some helps to translate from italian to english. Hi. --Devilslord (talk to me) 08:16, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


Re Roads and journey[edit]

I am just replying to the note about the MS Streets and Trips journey. On other Highway routes made by other editors, the Intersections, any concurrency and distances between each are noted, and if I make a 'journey', this also notes the Intersections and distances between each, concurrency, placenames, and RM names as the highway goes along. I don't know the names of the intersections along the way, this is the only Info I have, however I do modify it as it also gives the times of departure, arrival, and times between all the stations... It can be modified somewhat, but it serves as a 'start' or 'stub class article to get the highway article going, depending on how much other info can be added.

Wish you much luck with you placename article, they are also fun aren't they, and you will be able to have the 'other info' which is sometimes hard to find out about the placenames, and makes them stubs. Kind regards SriMesh | talk 04:00, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Beechy, Saskatchewan[edit]

Updated DYK query On 20 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Beechy, Saskatchewan, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 06:41, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Mercator Projection or the like[edit]

Is there any way you can incorporate a *.svg map of the world using a Mercator Projection or one like it that can be used for determining Latitude and Longitude? I have downloaded the Robinson projection and it is awesome. Thanks for the great work. 20 June 2007.

There is now a tool for this, [nugsl-worldmap] It's a Python script, best run in a Linux environment. /Biercenator (talk) 08:56, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

National Anthem proposed table[edit]

Can you please have a look at the table I created for national anthems and tell me what you think. If you recall, (a long time ago), the idea was to split national anthems versus 'popular songs'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:List_of_national_anthems#Proposed_new_table FFMG 12:47, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

odd media deletion[edit]

I saw this in CAT:CSD, and wanted input from you

Summary

The source of the file is http://david.national-anthems.net/kr.mid I asked to use this midi file on Wikipedia and received this reply from the site owner: "Sure! I am a Wikipedian as well (User: Canuckguy) and of course I would want to help any effort to improve the anthem articles! I would prefer a MP3 link over a MIDI one, but my MIDIs are linked elsewhere in the encyclopedia, so I suppose that can do for now." Email has been forwarded to permissions at Wikipedia.

Licensing

{{Permission from license selector}}

Random832 21:50, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

One further question just making sure - what's the copyright status of the actual song? —Random832 21:40, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

world map[edit]

Hi I wanted to add a color coded list to the left of the map to get something like the map Zinc (mined)2.PNG to be a svg. The only thing I did not get to work was to write something into the map, because I do not know the syntax of the svg good enough. Can you hlep me by writing a line in svg code to get a 100% somewhere in the image? The rest sould be possible to do it myself.--Stone (talk) 09:33, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi I added a new g thing into tje svg directly beneth the

</style> <path class='ocean' d='M 0,83 L 2711.3,83 L 2711.3,1280.0101 L 0,1280.0101 L 0,83 z ' id='ocean'/>

The lines:

<g id='100%'> <text x="200" y="600" fill="black" font-family="Verdana" style="font-size: 45px; text-align: center" > 100% </text> <path style="fill: rgb(194, 255, 102); fill-opacity: 1; stroke: black; stroke-width: 1; stroke-miterlimit: 4; stroke-dasharray: none; stroke-dashoffset: 0pt; stroke-opacity: 1;" d="M 200,400 C 220,400 240,400 240,400 C 240,380 240,340 240,340 C 220,340 220,340 200,340 C 200,380 200,360 200,400 z " id="100%"/> </g>

The coordinates are not OK I now but for testing the syntax it was OK and this would be my starting point! --Stone (talk) 15:35, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

I put something on my talk page. Have a look! --Stone (talk) 23:44, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Other partially recognized countries in File:BlankMap-World6.svg[edit]

If Kosovo is available then why not to code Abkahzia and South Ossetia support? SkyBonTalk\Contributions 19:43, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

help request - Muammar Gaddafi[edit]

Hey there, I noticed your map on John Paul II's papal visits and I can't help but think : can I make a similar one? I am currently working on the Muammar Gaddafi page, and I would love to put in a map that would express what countries he's visited and given support to financially or through military action. I am really weak with images and technical things, but would wonder if you could do me a favor: I can give you the list of nations and you can produce the map. For your work, I am absolutely willing to give you a barnstar. Let me know if you'd be interested. :-) Sincerely,

--Screwball23 talk 18:09, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Public Domain[edit]

Hi Canuckguy;

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BlankMap-World6.svg Just to make sure, can I use this map commercially without attribution? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.101.191.173 (talk) 19:25, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Unsure. You'd have to check what the general license is for Wikimedia Commons files.--Canuckguy (talk) 04:48, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

World map[edit]

Hi Canuckguy,

I'm curious what program you use to edit the world map SVG.

Thanks!

Sonĝanto (talk) 15:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank you so much for this wonderful human-editable map! File:BlankMap-World6.svg — Le Loi 03:06, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia 15 in Winnipeg[edit]

Wikipedia15 Winnipeg maple leaf golden boy thunderbird house provencher bridge YWG

Wikipedia is celebrating its 15th birthday on January 15, 2016. I have thought for a while that it would be neat to meet some local wikipedians. According to the wikipedians in Winnipeg or Wikipedians in Manitoba category you are one of us. I am contacting people in this category to say: Let's celebrate this milestone. If you know other wikipedians, please ask them to join in as well.

I am posting this to your talk page as a transclude so that any updates will show up automatically.

Hope to see you there! Tenbergen (talk) 04:46, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

One other Winnipeg Wikipedian showed up, in addition to a number of regular skullspace members. It was nice to actually talk to someone else who has worked with Mediawiki and actually "gets" transclusion. Cake was eaten! Tenbergen (talk) 06:37, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Paul VI travels[edit]

Dear Mr./Mrs. Canuckguy, Can you draw a Pope Paul VI travels map, like JPII? My English is poor and I don't know how to draw a map like that. --Yr (talk) 18:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

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Labour Day Map[edit]

Great work with the International Workers'/Labour/May Day map! I must however point out that Zimbabwe, indicated as not a celebrant of Labour Day on your map actually does celebrate it, and has been doing so as far back as I remember. I was born in, and grew up in Zimbabwe. I couldn't definitively find a credible source to show that the celebrations started in 1980, the year of Zimbabwe's conception, but a simple google search will show that is a national holiday. Please adjust your map accordingly. Thank you!

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World Map[edit]

Hi Canuckguy I liked the map you done on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_judicial_corporal_punishment.svg I am just wondering can you make a world map for nations that have a burka ban. thanks.QubecMan (talk) 13:00, 14 July 2018 (UTC)