User talk:Kmusser

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Welcome! This is the best place to ask questions about my maps or to make requests. Questions about sources might already be answered on my data sources page. I do make mistakes, if you find one I've made let me know here and I'll attempt to fix it promptly. I'm much more likely to see messages left here than on individual map talk pages.

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Map Use Papaloapan River[edit]

Dear Kmusser, I realize this has been asked before but I´d like to make sure. I´d like to use the map of the Papaloapan river catchment for a Master´s thesis that will be published ( Apart from referencing your name and wikipedia, is it also necessary to refer to the USGS and the Digital Chart of the World which you used as a basis for your map? Thanks and best wishes!

You are welcome to the map and no you don't need to list my sources as well. Kmusser (talk) 12:13, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

USE OF MAP[edit]

Dear Kmusser,

 I would like to use a portion of one of your maps (Rio Grande, Bolivia) for an article I am working on
and plan to publish.  It is listed as Creative commons.  How should I acknowledge your work?

All the best, Ben (talk) 19:51, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Just list myself, Karl Musser, as the author and Wikipedia as the publisher. Thanks. Kmusser (talk) 20:48, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Update of Airport Maps[edit]

Any chance of updating your excellent IAH destinations map? IAH has added a ton of international destinations in just the last few years. The destinations text looks well updated, and there's also an article about new destinations here. Thanks!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:3479:D440:8D25:F9DA:40E1:6566 (talk) 15:27, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Kmusser. Please update the airport map of San Juan (SJU). Include only the non-stop destinations because some destinations now marked as direct (like DEN, LAS, MEX, PAP, SEA) are not direct, as they are not same plane service in the flights segments although maintain same flights numbers (totally normal in US airlines and hubs). Only differentiate between "seasonal" and "year-round" destinations. The destinations for the map are: ANU, ATL, AXA, AZS, BDL, BOG, BOS, BWI, CCS, CLT, CLE (seasonal), CPX, DCA, DFW, DOM, DTW (seasonal), EIS, EWR, FDF, FLL, FRA, HOU, IAD, IAH, JAX, JFK, LRM, MAZ, MCO, MSP (seasonal), NEV, ORD, PBI, PHL, PLS, POP, PTP, PTY, PUJ, SBH, SDQ, SKB, STI, STT, STX, SXM, TPA, VIJ, VQS, YYZ. The map date would be June 2014. SKB starts on January 15, AZS PLS & POP starts on January 20, MAD starts on May 22 and HOU starts on June 14. Thank you! Miguelpr91 (talk) 17:27, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Done, and thanks for doing the research, it does make it easier, though you forgot Miami :-) Kmusser (talk) 00:31, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! True, I forgot Miami. But Toronto is year-round by Westjet, Saturday-only. :) Miguelpr91 (talk) 03:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. Kmusser (talk) 19:01, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello Kmusser. Please update airport maps of Panamá (PTY) and Bogotá (BOG). To PTY: YUL, BOS, TPA, CDG, GEO, LIS. Update to July 2014. For December add DEN. TO BOG: Add (SJU, LIS, LHR, FOR, APO, LQM, LMC, VGZ, TME) Erase (CRC, BSB, VLN) Change (SAP is direct destination) updated to August 2014. Thanks :) --Luisfege (talk) 06:51, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Toro Negro State Forest[edit]

Hello Kmusser. It would be awesome if you could put together a trail map for Toro Negro State Forest for publishing. Details are HERE. Thanks - Happy and healthy new year 2014 ! Mercy11 (talk) 00:59, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


You have great maps. Would you please consider updating FLL (Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport). Thanks! --Meff56 (talk) 23:17, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Done. Kmusser (talk) 19:01, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Des Plaines River[edit]

The Des Plaines River map contains an error - Wake County should be Will County.

Ranita26 (talk) 14:20, 24 January 2014 (UTC)ranita26

Done, thanks for catching that. Kmusser (talk) 00:31, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Map use[edit]

Hello Kmusser, I love your work! Would you allow me to use your Platte River map in a scientific publication, with attribution? I know this is asking a lot, and will completely understand if you say no. Thanks, Lauradays (talk) 21:51, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you are welcome to the map, per the Wikipedia license it can be used for any purpose, credit myself (Karl Musser) as the author and Wikipedia as the publisher. Kmusser (talk) 00:31, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Map use[edit]

Hi Karl, we like your work a lot! We are editing a journal intitled Orpheus Noster in our Károli University(Budapest, Hungary)about the early history of Amerika. Would you give us permission to publish your map of the Caribbean in a scientific publication, with attribution? Cheers, Imreghmonika (talk) 12:13, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, the replies above apply to all my maps uploaded here, per the Wikipedia license they can be used for any purpose, credit myself (Karl Musser) as the author and Wikipedia as the publisher. Kmusser (talk) 13:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

New Cambodian Province (Jan 2014) -- existing maps need updating[edit]

Hello Kmusser and thanks for the great work you do! I just wanted to make you aware that the Cambodian province of Kampong Cham has been split into two, the land east of the Mekong is now Tbong Khmum Province. I have been asking the creators of the various affected maps to make the appropriate changes (you can see a discussion and the source maps involved here). It would be great and much appreciated if you could find the time to update File:Cambodia Kampong Cham locator map.svg and create a similar locator map for the new province.

In case you need some sources, here are a few that show the new boundaries. This one, in the sixth paragraph, lists the districts (and one city) that have been cut from Kampong Cham to make the new province. Also, here is a source in Thai with a map showing (roughly) the dividing line. Many thanks in advance for your help.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 06:42, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Done, sorry it took so long. The dividing line was based exclusively on that last link you gave, so if you find something more detailed that shows something different let me know and I'll adjust it. Kmusser (talk) 00:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! As always, nice work.--William Thweatt TalkContribs 02:06, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

turkish lake[edit]

hello my friend, how are you? long ago you made for me some maps of iranian rivers. i want to know if you can draw also maps of turkish lakes. i currently write an article of the en:Lake Uluabat. can you draw me a map with the lake, the places at the shore, the rivers etc? have a nice day.--KureCewlik81 (talk) 16:41, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't have much time for map-making these days, but I'll take a look when I get a chance. Kmusser (talk) 18:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
wonderful. thank you. just send me message when you have time.--KureCewlik81 (talk) 22:32, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Hello my friend, how are you? I've finished the article about that lake and want to know if you have time to draw a map. The article is here de:Uluabat Gölü. Have a nice day.--KureCewlik81 (talk) 20:58, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
hello Kmusser, I just wanted to ask if you could find time to create these turkish lake map. Ciao.--KureCewlik81 (talk) 22:12, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Sadly not anytime soon, I just don't have the time for wikipedia these days. Kmusser (talk) 16:59, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi, if you don't have time, it's no problem. I try to give this wish to the german map section. maybe they can help me. have a nice day. ciao--KureCewlik81 (talk) 17:09, 14 June 2014 (UTC)


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An interactive map of Wikipedia Education Programs for Outreach wiki[edit]

Hello Karl,

I saw your name in the list of cartographer supporters of an IEG proposal for the Wikimaps Atlas project by User:Yug and User:Planemad.

I'm on the WMF's global education team, and some of our community members have asked us to add a map of educational programs on We really want this, too; and we'd especially like to have an interactive map, like this one used by Wiki Loves Monuments here.

I've submitted a map request on the Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop. But that process could take quite a while and it isn't guaranteed. So they suggest proposing a direct collaboration with a mapmaker using his talk page to request special maps.

I wanted to reach out to you because I thought your map of the Road to Recovery on the White House's website was pretty neat. :) (Pretty neat is an understatement; it was actually awesome.) :)

Do you know anyone in the cartography community who might want to participate in this? Could you possibly help us with this? I'm hoping so! :)

All the best to you, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 22:59, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Dear Kmusser, I saw your reply to User:KureCewlik81 above and just wanted to let you know that the map that I requested your help with has already been made by User:NordNordWest here. Thank you anyway. :) I hope your wikibreak will be a positive one. Take care, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 17:22, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Saw Mill River watershed map request[edit]

I started working on expanding this one with PointsofNoReturn at the Westchester edit-a-thon on Sunday. To make it perhaps easier to start, here's an online version from Westchester County's GIS website. Daniel Case (talk) 20:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings[edit]

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2015!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 19:58, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Map usage/tweakage[edit]

Hello Kmusser! I was curious to see if I could tweak route signage on your maps, especially for cities like Albany, NY and others as such. I have the templates for larger signs and the fonts for them too for a bit more clarity and I was just wondering if I could receive your permission to do so. If you would like the fonts/signage for future maps/tweakage, just let me know!

All the best, Mike

Sure, go for it. Kmusser (talk) 00:06, 9 October 2015 (UTC)