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oil drop[edit]


I would like to use the beautiful oil drop image (Oil-drop.png) you created for a project, but I need a 300 dpi resolution image. Could you help me out with this please? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:02, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid I deleted the image from my system long time ago, sorry. --Qyd (talk) 14:07, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

List of Alberta Highways[edit]

I have recently completed an extensive search for Alberta secondary highways using a Government of Alberta issued map, to complete the list for List of Alberta provincial highways#Secondary highway series. After which I have discovered that you have created a number of pages for highways that I could find no reference of. I think that you may like to be informed of the following changes:

Up for deletion are:
Redirected because I could find no reference of:
Redirected because it appears their name changed:
Redirected to the former highways section:

I trust you are understanding of these changes. 117Avenue (talk) 06:52, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the Barnstars! Kyle1278 02:50, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Former Alberta Highways[edit]

I have recently completed a list of former Alberta Provincial highways, and added it to the List of Alberta provincial highways#Former Highways. I am hoping that you could expand to this list, any highways that were before my time, and what year these changes were made. Thanks - 117Avenue (talk) 21:32, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


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Hey Qyd. Are you willing to add a more detailed description for the source of this image? "USGS data" is not a well defined source description and it remains an issue for File:Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province.jpg and File:NCVP seismic volcanoes.png because they are derivatives of that image. See Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province/archive1 for more. BT (talk) 01:03, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

USGS means United States Geological Survey; as a US government agency, all their products are public domain. And so is the file. Can't get more issue free than that. --Qyd (talk) 04:10, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
I know the meaning of USGS, I just did not understand how "USGS data" is a problem as a source description because USGS data is public domain. Where did the file originate from? BT (talk) 05:15, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
I downloaded the data, loaded it in a GIS program, set up colors, projection, etc and saved is as an image. I suppose I can say I created the file (hence, author=me).--Qyd (talk) 04:19, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


Please refrain from attacking reviewers at FAC, as you did here. Thank you, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:15, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

List of Communities in Alberta[edit]

Hi Qyd, I see you have some history with the above article and have also noted your past involvement with the List of Alberta Highways article. I wanted to give you a head's up that I am going to improve this article over numerous sequential edits such that it is consistent with the types of municipalities listed in the Municipal Government Act and the hierarchy of municipalities presented on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website (see I was thinking of the following municipal categories with the following municipal types within:

  • Urban Municipalities (Cities, Towns, Villages and Summer Villages);
  • Specialized Municipalities;
  • Rural Municipalities (Municipal Districts aka Counties, Improvement Districts and Special Areas);
  • Former Municipalities (those municipalities that have dissolved or amalgamated to become part of other municipalities);
  • Unincorporated Comminities (Urban Services Areas to cover off Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, Townsites to cover off Redwood Meadows on the Tsuu T'ina Nation, and Hamlets];
  • Métis Settlements;
  • Indian Reserves; and
  • Other (Ghost Towns).

Everything will be verifyiable by various publications on the Municipal Affairs website. So, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the sequential edit process, please don't hesitate to contact me. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 03:14, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Sounds like a great plan, structure seems solid, best of luck with it, cheers. --Qyd (talk) 04:16, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
As I revamp this article, I now realize that the List of Cities/Towns/Villages/etc. of Alberta articles will also have to be revamped to ensure consistency and to minimize redundancy. I'll move onto these pages after the revamp of this article is complete. --Hwy43 (talk) 09:03, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

List of Alberta provincial highways[edit]

In regards to the names of Alberta Highway 742, the section maintained by Alberta Transportation is called Spray Lakes Road, as confirmed with this Google Street View. Smith Dorrien Trail/Smith-Dorrien Trail refers to the section formally maintained by Alberta Transportation, and shown closed in the Street View linked to on List of. 117Avenue (talk) 00:27, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

The name Spray Lakes Road is also confirmed by numerous maps on the Town of Canmore's website. I recommend exercising caution when confirming current street names using Google or other online map sites. Some of the names are incorrect (i.e., in Edmonton, James Mowatt Trail SW south of Ellerslie Road SW is incorrectly labelled as 111 Street SW by Google). This was coincidentally brought to my attention today by a city employee. Do either of you know the data source for road names used by Google and others? I suspect it is from the National Road Network (NRN) dataset distributed by GeoBase. I downloaded the dataset today and I confirmed that it incorrectly attributed James Mowatt Trail SW as 111 Street SW. --Hwy43 (talk) 01:12, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Not sure about Googlemaps, though Google lists the source as Tele Atlas. I found the name "Smith Dorrien Trail" on my maps, that use DMTI Spatial data. Navteq has it as "Smith Dorrien Spray Trl". By the way, DMTI Spatial has "111 St SW", as does Navteq. --Qyd (talk) 02:46, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Now I wonder where Tele Atlas get its information from. Does DMTI Spatial provide the data for free or is it for purchase only?
I just looked at Navteq, MapQuest, Yahoo Local Maps, MSN's Bing Maps and Google Maps/Earth. All of them show Spray Lakes Road from Three Sisters Drive to Alberta Highway 742's approximate terminus near Ken Ritchie Way (just outside of the town limits), after which all of them refer to the road as Smith Dorrien Spray Trail. I believe this part of the road was once designated Highway 742 as well but has since been decommissioned (I notice that Google still applies the highway number to the road). Canmore has published a map of Highway 742 showing its routing through Camore and its terminus. I presume the name Spray Lakes Road officially ends either at the town limits or the terminus of the highway.
I checked all of these online maps for 111 Street/James Mowatt Trail as well. All of them do not yet show the road's recent deflection/realignment in a southwesterly direction just south of Ellerslie. Perhaps James Mowatt Trail will appear when their respective bases are updated with the deflection/realignment. --Hwy43 (talk) 05:59, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes I am aware that Google maps have errors, which is why I love having Street View now, to see the road signs. In the 111 Street, Edmonton article I have it ending at Ellerslie Road, making James Mowatt Trail an entirely different street. I also admit in Terwillegar Drive that the location of the transition from Terwillegar to 170 Street SW is unknown. 117Avenue (talk) 00:16, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Now that I thought we had this figured out as clean and simple, but Google has expanded their street view to the south end of Smith-Dorrien Trail which shows a sign naming it Trail[1] rather than Spray Lakes Road. What do we do if there is a contradiction between a reliable map (the Canmore map) and actual signage? 117Avenue (talk) 00:55, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Depends. Is the sign within the Town of Canmore or the Kananaskis Improvement District? It could very well be that the Town uses "Road" and the M.D. uses "Trail", just like St. Albert used "Road" and Edmonton used "Trail" until St. Albert recently renamed St. Albert Road to St. Albert Trail within the past year or two. If there is inconsistent application within Canmore, then perhaps referring to it as Smith-Dorrien Road/Trail until such time as the Town rectifies the inconsistency would be the most appropriate. If you are feeling keen, you can also advise the Town of Canmore of the inconsistency, and maybe they will confirm which roadway suffix is official. --Hwy43 (talk) 03:46, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Just followed the link you provided within the edit summary for the edit and it turns out the inconsistent suffixes between the municipalities is exactly what happened. I'll revise to distinguish. --Hwy43 (talk) 03:50, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Municipalities call it different names, I can go with that. I changed what you wrote though, because current 742 is only in Canmore limits, and Smith-Dorrien is only in Kananaskis limits. 117Avenue (talk) 05:09, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I forgot about that – thanks and well done! --Hwy43 (talk) 06:18, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

AfD nominations of non-hamlets[edit]

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Please be advised that the following articles have been nominated for deletion at Articles for deletion/January 9:

These short articles were created with the assumption that they are hamlets. After a recent review of which settlements are actually hamlets, it was found that these community are not currently registered by Alberta as a hamlet, if it they ever were. I nominated them for deletion as they are short, and not notable. 117Avenue (talk) 01:05, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Please be so kind as to withdraw the nominations; these are distinct communities, even if not classified as hamlets by Municipal affairs. They are first nations communities, and are not under provincial jurisdiction. --Qyd (talk) 01:13, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi Qyd, it appears that all will be resolved as keeps instead of deletions. I just wanted to apprise you of my comments on User talk:117Avenue#Mass deletion of Alberta settlements, User talk:117Avenue#Bearberry, Alberta, and User talk:117Avenue#College Heights, Alberta, if you hadn't noticed already. If you notice that one or more of the 110+ communities actually end up being deleted, please advise as I'd be curious to know why. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 06:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Wow, amazing insight; you got good sources! Good job! --Qyd (talk) 13:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Hamlets of Alberta discussion[edit]

Hi Qyd, I recently posted three topics of discussion on talk:Hamlets of Alberta. Since you were the first architect of the article, I would like your input on the second and third topics when you have a moment. Also, a review of the first topic may provide you some insight on the recent nomination to remove numerous Alberta community articles. I'm in support of these articles remaining for reasons too numerous to mention (some of which you've already touched upon). --Hwy43 (talk) 05:16, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

List of Alberta municipal districts[edit]

Hello again, I see you were also the originator of the List of Alberta municipal districts article. With the recently completed improvements on the List of communities in Alberta to ensure consistency with Alberta Municipal Affairs, I would like to propose two options for the improvement of this article:

1) move the article to a new List of Alberta rural municipalities article so that the article presents all three types of rural municipalities (municipal districts, improvement districts and special areas) within, and delete the Specialized municipalities section and any other references to specialized municipalities throughout the article, so that the article is solely about rural municipalities, and not about both rural and specialized municipalities, or
2) delete the Other types of municipalities section in its entirety and any other references to special areas, improvement districts and specialized municipalities throughout the article so that the article is only about municipal districts, and not about municipal districts, other forms of rural municipalities and specialized municipalities.

Under either option, I propose the creation of a new List of Alberta specialized municipalities since the number of municipalities under this municipal status is anticipated to increase in the future, or just rely on the List of communities in Alberta article's Specialized municipalities section.

Under the second option, I also propose reliance on the List of communities in Alberta article's Special areas and Improvement districts sections since the number of municipalities under each of these municipal statuses is not anticipated to increase or decrease in the foreseeable future.

Thoughts/suggestions? --Hwy43 (talk) 05:46, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Would work either way. Good job! --Qyd (talk) 05:53, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


Hey...I saw that you contributed to the Abitibi page and was wondering where you got information on Abitibi's beginnings. Any way you can point me to some source material? I am specifically looking for information on Abitibi's profits and losses during the first half of the 1900's. Anything you can pass on would be very helpful.


Daniel Doss —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:51, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Industry Canada populations[edit]

Hi Qyd, I believe you originally inserted population statistics from Industry Canada for various hamlets and other incorporated settlements in Alberta. At first glance the populations looked quite high, so I did some digging and found this. I also checked out Industry Canada's Community Demographic Profiles and compared the populations here with those available from federal or municipal censuses and confirmed they were high. I thought I'd give you a heads up that I've begun deleting references to these populations from articles with Alberta places names starting with 'A' and 'B'. I'll slowly continue through the alphabet until all references are removed from Alberta place name articles. Once all removed, we can start re-inserting the demographics sections in those hamlet articles based on the official census populations presented in the list of hamlets. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 07:34, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I believe that Industries Canada counted all neighbouring farms and residents for their broadband study. If you delete references, please replace them with updated or better ones rather than just deleting them (as inaccurate as they may be, those numbers are produced by a government agency, and are better than nothing). Especially useful where NO data is available from Statcan. --Qyd (talk) 03:33, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Before reverting everything, please hold up and lets discuss this further. First of all, per my original message, I intend to revisit those articles where official census population is available. Secondly, Bonanza for example, Industry Canada says the area of the community is 1,787.29 (presumed hectares). See Bonanza AB Community Demographics. The actual area of the community of Bonanza is nowhere near this large (I know from previously working as a consultant for Saddle Hills County). Most towns aren't even this large in terms of area. Although I agree it appears Industry Canada is using surrounding lands (e.g., farms), making Bonanza appear larger than the nearby Village of Hines Creek is incorrect. It provides an unfair and inconsistent methodology of comparison. Being explicit about Industry Canada's different methodology in the applicable articles may be a adequate compromise. --Hwy43 (talk) 04:08, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
By the way, Im happy to hold off for a day or two on completing the remainder of my intended edits until we resolve this. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 04:19, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Devoiding the articles of any demographic information (even if it's presumably temporary) seems a bad idea. If you have better data, yes, let's replace it. However, it seems that statcan only has population count, no detailed info published (dwellings, area, etc). The population count provided by IndCan and Statcan are close from the few instances where I checked. Regarding area, we can specify that it includes the surrounding rural lands, and that density is calculated accordingly. Again, Industry Canada is a reliable source, even if not the preferred one, and those numbers are much better than no numbers at all. I find it really hard to endorse removing a government source, especially from article poor on citations. --Qyd (talk) 06:20, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

StatCan does publish populations, dwelling counts and areas of various unincorporated communities/hamlets under its urban area and designated place programs. What is important here is that the readers of a particular community's article don't leave thinking that the unincorporated community/hamlet is way larger than it actually is, and/or thinking it is larger than other communities when it actually isn't. I agree that Industry Canada's data is reliable, but its numbers are deceiving to the eye because it uses a much different methodology than what is commonly understood or expected.
As such, I recommend the following compromises for the four articles in which you reverted my edits:

  • Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for the unincorporated community of Bonanza. However, Industry Canada shows that Bonanza's greater rural area had a total population of 638 living in 254 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 1,787.29 km2 (690.1 sq mi), Bonanza's greater rural area has a population density of 0.4 /km2 (1/sq mi).
  • Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for the Hamlet of Kinsella. However, Industry Canada shows that Kinsella's greater rural area had a total population of 451 living in 128 dwellings in 2006. With a land area of 486.9 km2 (188.0 sq mi), Kinsella's greater rural area has a population density of 7.0 /km2 (18.1/sq mi).
  • The Hamlet of Bezanson has a population of 155 according to the County of Grande Prairie No. 1's 2006 municipal census. Industry Canada shows that Bezanson's greater rural area had a total population of 197 living in 85 dwellings in 2006. With a land area of 41.40 km2 (16.0 sq mi), Bezanson's greater rural area has a population density of 4.8 /km2 (12.4/sq mi).
  • Statistics Canada's designated places program shows that the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion had a population of 714 living in 263 dwellings in 2006. With a land area of 6.81 km2 (X.XX sq mi), Fort Vermilion has a population density of 104.8 /km2 (XXX.X/sq mi). Industry Canada shows that Fort Vermilion's greater rural area had a total population of 1,326 living in 395 dwellings in 2006. With a land area of 1,027.44 km2 (396.7 sq mi), Fort Vermilion's greater rural area has a population density of 17.0 /km2 (44/sq mi).

For the latter of the two examples above, citations would be included for the federal and municipal censuses. Also in the latter two, we could strike the Industry Canada information per your replacement suggestion above.
If we were to go this route, I suggest that a community's infobox only publish its total population, dwellings, area, and density derived from StatCan federal censuses or municipal censuses. If this data is not availabe, these fields in the infobox should be left null and NOT be filled with the Industry Canada data for the reasons previously mentioned above. --Hwy43 (talk) 07:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Agree, the infobox should have the statcan data only (where that is available). The demographics section should, however, include the statistics for the larger rural areas. Take Fort Vermilion for example: Statcan only counts people in the centre, but the amenities in the community center serve a large farm area on both sides of the Peace River, reaching almost to High Level. We did this for other communities, where we said x people living in the community, which serves y people living in the surrounding rural area. --Qyd (talk) 16:19, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

I don't understand why it is necessary to include the Industry Canada greater rural area information for Fort Vermilion when we have all the appropriate information for just the hamlet on its own. If we start doing this, who is going to go through all of the articles for Alberta's 16 cities, 111 towns, 97 villages and 51 summer villages (if available) to do the same for consistency purposes? Despite the small sizes of most, hamlets are considered urban communities by the Province like cities, towns, villages and summer villages, so all should be held to the same standards of consistency. --Hwy43 (talk) 20:20, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Whatever the province is considering them, hamlets are rural, and usually serve large farming or ranching areas. The population served by them should be accounted for and their existence reflected in this encyclopedia.--Qyd (talk) 23:35, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Hamlets are urban communities within rural areas. Numerous Alberta villages and towns are of the same size or smaller than numerous hamlets and they serve surrounding rural areas to no less of a degree than hamlets do. The only difference is these hamlets are not incorporated while the village and towns of the same or smaller sizes are incorporated. --Hwy43 (talk) 08:05, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

There's still the issue of all other hamlets where you removed the demographics data without replacing it with anything else. --Qyd (talk) 16:23, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Remember I had planned to revisit those that had more accurate data. Perhaps an explanation of my work plan would help. My work plan was to delete references in all articles first and then revisit all with more accurate data for expediency purposes, instead of the more time-intensive process of remove and replace in one article, then move onto the next article, then repeat 79 times. Regardless, all will be revisited even if I don't have more accurate data for some. I had a list of 80 going and I got through about 47 on the initial delete process before this discussion began. It will be easy to retrace my own footsteps, I just need time. --Hwy43 (talk) 20:20, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Well, I still find removing verifiable data terribly wrong, but, as I'm not willing to make amendments myself, I won't stay in your way. --Qyd (talk) 23:35, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Duly noted. It looks like we've come to a resolution. My available time this week is lacking, so give me a bit of time to revert the edits and then implement the resolution. Thanks for engaging in a detailed discussion! Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 08:05, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Alberta highway shields[edit]

Hi there,

Have you been following the conversations at Talk:List of Alberta provincial highways#Copyrighted material and User talk:117Avenue#WP:NFLISTS and WP:NFCC? I am trying to explain to Hammersoft that the custom highways shields that used to be listed on List of Alberta provincial highways were useful in displaying the different types of highway shields in Alberta. However non-free policy usually prohibits their use on list articles. Your support in saying that this use is actually useful, WP:NFLISTS #4 and WP:NFCC #8, would be appreciated. 117Avenue (talk) 00:55, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

The Valleyview Vandal[edit]

Hi Qyd, this user's only mandate appears to be vandalizing the Valleyview article despite your comment here and my repeated reverts. Since I'm still fairly new here, is there away to proactively prevent this user's future edits? Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 04:48, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Qyd. --Hwy43 (talk) 06:12, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Online business directories and Crime Stoppers[edit]

Hi Qyd, if you wouldn't mind, please review User talk:Maleficant#Lethbridge and Medicine Hat external links and provide your perspective. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 06:16, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Where can i find a version of this that i can use in Arc Gis? Thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by Birel72 (talkcontribs) 02:43, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

a version of what? --Qyd (talk) 03:04, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Alberta location map[edit]

Hi Qyd, I see you've uploaded numerous Alberta-related maps in the past. Have you considered creating a replacement (or alternate version) for this particular Alberta location map? The projection used in this map greatly distorts the Province of Alberta (especially in the north) and, in my opinion, makes the province look bigger than it actually is. I think that a similar map using the province's standard projection for mapping products would make this file much more aesthetically pleasing. I believe Alberta's standard projection for mapping products is 10TM on NAD83 (CM115), although it may be 3TM. I can't quite recall but I can confirm through my work if you would like. I would create the map myself, but I don't have free GIS software at home and I can't use my GIS software at work for personal use. --Hwy43 (talk) 06:10, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

This type of projection is needed for {{Location map}}, and most Alberta settlement infoboxs, to work. The longitude of a point is converted to an X coordinate on the image. 117Avenue (talk) 14:12, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeap, orthographic projection is needed for {{Location map}}. There are quite a few equal area projection (such as Lambert) maps available, you can find some in my map gallery. --Qyd (talk) 02:37, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Hello sorry about the Metis template..i should have asked first!...However somewhat related to that you might find of interest is a conversation that is going on about that style -->Wikipedia talk:Canadian Wikipedians' notice board#Question about Templates... again sorry !!...Moxy (talk) 01:14, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I've seen the discussions, even threw in my opinion (to no avail). I like Canada's colors, but in this particular circumstance it looks really bad, especially when paired with other standard formatted navboxes. I hope someone with more energy will challenge the "Canadian standard" and return to the sober defaults. Cheers. --Qyd (talk) 03:39, 28 April 2010 (UTC)


This is just to let you know that the old City of Surrey BC logo which you uploaded here has now been replaced by a new logo in this web page which reads: City of Surrey: The Future Leaves Here The old logo was a bit dated and the mayor wanted a new logo to replace it. Perhaps you know how to upload a new logo image over the old image file? Just an idea. Regards from Surrey, BC, Canada--the second largest city in BC....after Vancouver, of course. --Leoboudv (talk) 06:39, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Both graphics could find their way into the wikipedia article, one as coat of arms, the other as logo. Cheers. --Qyd (talk) 14:00, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Image:Canadian National Parks Location.png[edit]

New Parks and Additions

Hi Qyd. I sent a request to the Map Graphics team to update this map, but wonder if I should also send a note to you, as creator. Here's what I said, with some additions:

The size of Nahanni National Park Reserve needs enlarging significantly, after a huge expansion. For reference, take a look at Parks Canada's map on this page: The map shows the original core of the park reserve, and the enlarged park reserve of today.

Missing national parks on the Wiki map appear to include: Fathom Five, Bruce Peninsula, Lake Superior, St. Lawrence Islands, Point Pelee, Georgian Bay Islands, Mingan Archipelago, Prince Edward Island, Ukkusiksalik, and Sirmilik. Some of these are small. I notice some other small parks on the map are not outlined and so barely appear to the eye. Would one solution be to use a bullet of some kind? Other omissions are quite large, and could be easily seen once added.

Terra Nova could use some shading in Newfoundland. Manitoulin Island needs recoloring in grey, since it is in Ontario, not the US. And Lake St. Clair should be colored blue, not white.

If I can help with any references, let me know. Wish I could work on the map myself, but I don't have the technical know-how. Cheers! Yoho2001 (talk) 06:18, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer granted[edit]

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Lake Louise merger[edit]

Greetings, I'm not sure if you've seen's edits to Lake Louise, Alberta and Lake Louise (Alberta) that propose a merger between these two articles. It appears the user may have not proposed the merger correctly. I've added my two cents to each article's respective talk page, but I don't know if these are the correct locations to express my opposition. If not the correct location, please point me in the right direction. Cheers, --Hwy43 (talk) 05:30, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

The user that proposed the merger should have started a discussion on one of the talk pages; he/she didn't. I would just delete the merger tags, it's clear that the subjects are different (even if the hamlet article has lots of lake pictures). Cheers. --Qyd (talk) 05:33, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Just done so. --Hwy43 (talk) 05:47, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Map-Romance Language World[edit]


I'd like to update the Map-Romance Language World.svg to reflect South Africa's use of English as an official language, but I don't know how to upload/update a replacement file.

Could you either make the update or walk me through it? Thank you.

--UnicornTapestry (talk) 00:07, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Edmonton street map.png[edit]

Thank you for putting together these maps. However, I think the map of Edmonton [2] needs to be updated - the Southeast Anthony Henday (Hwy 216) opened up around the south edge of the city connecting Hwy 2 and Hwy 14. (Highlighted here on Google Maps [3]). Thanks again! --Mr Minchin Canada 02:33, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Municipal districts[edit]

Please join the conversation at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 August 2#Alberta municipal districts 117Avenue (talk) 05:38, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Should be Fraser River, not Frazer. Great map.[edit]

Should be Fraser River, not Frazer. Great map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello again. Please comment on the requested moves of Lacombe and Sherwood Park. 117Avenue (talk) 05:00, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Canadian barnstar image[edit]

Hi. It's fine that you may not like the new version, but two things: one, not a single person objected when I made the change, and two, you don't WP:OWN the template (evidenced by your 'it was intended..' edit summary). Please discuss on the template talk page if you dislike it so much. → ROUX  19:17, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

There's at least one person that objects, that would be me. Thanks. --Qyd (talk) 00:04, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Please note what I said: when I made the change. → ROUX  01:06, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Lacombe, Alberta COA[edit]

Because you uploaded the COA of Lacombe, please know that we are discussing it at User talk:117Avenue#Lacombe, thanks. 117Avenue (talk) 02:37, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Could you please update File:Lacombe-COA.png with the version on The Lacombe website has changed the motto to People, Pride, Progress, nullifying the discrepancy that was between the Lacombe and Canadian Heraldic Authority websites. Thanks, 117Avenue (talk) 01:12, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
Never mind, I got it. 117Avenue (talk) 01:33, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Fairview, Alberta[edit]

FYI, a move has been proposed at Fairview, Alberta as a result of the outcome of the proposed move at Taber, Alberta. Hwy43 (talk) 03:39, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Picture of Grande Prairie Alberta[edit]

Do you have a better picture of this city? The current one is not a picture that a resident of this city would post. Professional photographers have pictures in the public domain that would better represent this city. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:44, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't. Do you? --Qyd (talk) 16:23, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Automatically assessed Canada-related articles[edit]

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persmission to use photo[edit]

Hi there, I found one of your photo on Wiki that I'd like to use. I want to give proper attribution but cannot find your info to do so. This is the image in question,

I will be using it in an internal company newsletter. How do you want me to give you credit? thanks, —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:14, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia User:Qyd should work fine, thanks. --Qyd (talk) 17:26, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I think it is a great picture too, and thank-you for your continued work on Calgary related articles. I, however, only visit Calgary once every four or five years, could you please get an updated picture of The Bow, for use in the infobox? It doesn't have to be a great picture, as the final picture could be taken in the summer. Again, thanks, 117Avenue (talk) 08:13, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Dacia[edit]

Hi, I saw that you collaborated on articles related to Dacia and thought this could be of interest: WikiProject Dacia is looking for supporters, editors and collaborators for creating and better organizing information in articles related to Dacia and the history of Daco-Getae. If interested, PLEASE provide your support on the proposal page. Thanks!!--Codrinb (talk) 06:18, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Watershed map[edit]

Hey Qyd. You still around? If so, I'd like to ask your help in making a watershed map for Adams River (British Columbia). I was impressed by your Fraser map. I've got various non-free maps to use as a reference, but am unsure where to find a base map that shows the area in proper scale. Give me a ping if you're up for it, cheers, The Interior (Talk) 22:20, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Map of parks of British Columbia[edit]

Thank you for your map showing the location of BC provincial parks. I see that you or someone else added a red dot on the location of the specific park for each article on each park. But when a user clicks on the map to make it large, the red dot disappears. To make the map better, is there a way to retain the red dot on the larger version? I was editing the Cypress Provincial Park page when I noticed this. RGB2 (talk) 18:30, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Not really, the template uses a shared map and superimposes the dot according to the park's coordinates. Clicking the coordinates would be a better way to see the park on a map. --Qyd (talk) 03:49, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

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George Carmack defamation[edit]


I am in no position to enter any "edit wars" but I believe entry on George Carmack to be played with. I really doubt that "his great-grandfather was an Asian porn star" for example [early years]. Someone should be tracke down and banned, don't you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by JJR PL (talkcontribs) 20:46, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Census Layout[edit]

Bob — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Member assessment at the Canadian Roads Wikiproject[edit]

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WikiProject Romania[edit]

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A4 (România)[edit]

Bună ziua,

Am observat că ați realizat hărți pentru autostrăzile din românia. Din păcate situația este acum diferită. A4 este centura Constanței (și am văzut în presă că se dorește prelungită spre Tulcea, iar File:Romania-roads-A4.png ar fi altceva (nu știu exact ce număr). Ați putea realiza vă rog o actualizare a hărților de acest tip când aveti timp? Mulțumesc.--Strainu (talk) 15:24, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

TransCanada Tower picture[edit]

Hi Qyd, could you please explain the obvious splice about 1/4 of the way from the top of this picture? Just curious. Anewcharliega (talk) 09:07, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

The picture was spliced from two shots. --Qyd (talk) 02:53, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

April - National Contribution Month[edit]

Good day Qyd,

During the month of April, Wikimedia Canada is preparing the National Contribution Month, and we are looking for experienced contributors to organize a contribution day (or half-day) in their region.

Contribution days are activities where Wikipedia's contributors, students, or anybody interested in contributing to Wikipedia meets together to collectively improve a predetermined theme. This meetings generally take place in library where references are easy of access, but can be organized in any communal room. Beside improving articles, a goal of this participatory workshops is to initiate neophyte in the cooperative contribution of Wikipedia.

If you are interested in organizing or participating in a contribution day in your region, communicate witht he national team on the project's talk page. The exact agenda of each local event is left to the discretion of the organizer. Help is available for the organization from contributors who already organized these type of days, so don't be worried. If you have any questions or want more information, don't hesitate to contact us.

Amqui (talk) 05:53, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Can you give me the means about the Puente Bacunayagua? Thank you very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:38, 3 May 2013 (UTC)


out of blatant curiosity, your image "Highway 22X"... were the large mountains in the background photo-shopped in, or were they really there? They look quite disproportionate to the other mountains before them. great image by the way, Oreotoast (talk) 03:37, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Highway 22X.JPG is not photoshopped, the mountains do look like that when seen from a hill; the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies are quite higher than the foothills. --Qyd (talk) 03:21, 7 August 2013 (UTC)



I'm unsure about one of the traces on commons:image:TransCanadaHWY.png, it looks like there's a route shown on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River all the way downstream to Tadoussac, Quebec, then across the ferry to Rimouski, Quebec and back to Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec on the south shore. I don't recall this being part of the Trans-Canada Highway, the system is a mess of multiple options west of Montréal (with two different endpoints in the west) but there was just the one mainline (QC20, 85/185 and NB2) from Montréal to Moncton (the only options in the east are to visit or to miss PEI). K7L (talk) 14:37, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Lake of Bays[edit]

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Canada Map[edit]

Hello, I saw your Canada PNG Regional district map here and I wondered if it is possible if you could make a version without the gradient in colors. I'd like to use it for paint. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rollercoasterfweak (talkcontribs) 08:01, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

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Merge discussion for Template:Infobox ski area[edit]

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Qyd hasn't been seen since 12:57, 21 August 2013; as a result many of the maps and images he made, often based on existing wikipedia/wikimedia maps, have been deleted by various bots/botheads. Machines have taken over, and those who think like them.Skookum1 (talk) 12:41, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Census division maps for Canada[edit]

Hello, Qyd. I'd like to generate some SVG versions of the Canadian census division maps you produced (File:Canada-census layout.png and the various provincial maps). Your image descriptions state only that you used "GIS data" to produce the maps. Could you please let me know where you obtained this GIS data? —Psychonaut (talk) 12:57, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Quicksilver Resources[edit]

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Demographic Stats[edit]

Hi Qyd,

I am trying to find the data you used to create the "Median Household Income" in the Demographics section, for all of the communities in the city of Calgary. Any chance you could point me in the right direction, neither the city of calgary nor stats canada seem to have this info as publicly available.

Please Help :S

Fred Meynard 403.714.1879 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:35, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hi — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:49, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

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