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Danko Georgiev[edit]

Dear Astrokey44, I wish to ban Danko Georgiev from Wikipedia for his repeated accusations of Fraud to me regarding my experiment [1] on the talk pages. My experimental results were verified by faculty from Harvard and other schools. I will not allow this idiot to ruin my reputation. He must be repudiated by the Wikipedia community. Any help you can offer in this regard would be appreciated.-- Afshar 06:58, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Astrokey44, As you can see, the legitimate scientific debate in the form of papers etc. have been sited properly on the page. However, Danko (who is NOT a physicist) has turned a scientific debate to personal attacks after every physicist he interacted with dismissed him outright. Wouldn't you defend yourself if you were accused of a crime like fraud? What would you do if you were in my position? -- Prof. Afshar 16:10, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Map request[edit]

Hi - Sulawesi could do with a good map. Would you be prepared to put one together? SP-KP 16:57, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Feedback requested![edit]

Hi there! How are you? I'm swamped (hence my distance) but, if you get a moment, please weigh in on this issue/poll. Thanks! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 22:56, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Middle-earth[edit]

Plase go to the Things to Do page—that is where are main tasks list/discussion is! Thank you. —Mirlen 12:38, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Hunter Ellis[edit]

I've put this article up for deletion review, after re-writing a stub focused much more on his non-Survivor notability as a TV host, which was then speedy deleted as a recreation of deleted content. Since you commented on the initial AFD, I thought you might want to participate in the discussion here as well. -Colin Kimbrell 17:28, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

COTW Project[edit]

You voted for Letter (alphabet), this week's Collaboration of the week. Please come and help it become a featured-standard article. -- Avala 16:34, 6 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi could you add copyright information to the Australian 5c piece image that's in the Short-beaked Echidna article. Since there is no copyright applied to the design and it's your photo, just licence it as you would normally licence an image. Thanks.--nixie 00:03, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Afshar experiment[edit]

Dear Astrokey44, I did not name the article. As you may know, It is a tradition in science to name experiments and phenomena after their originators, see e.g. Faraday_effect. These results that often entail a life-time of hard and focused research are akin to one's children, thus the naming, and the zeal of the scientists to defend them. I will neither suggest a name change, nor a merger with another article just because some ignoramous doesn't like the way it is named! -- Prof. Afshar 14:47, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

James Bond map[edit]

I haven't really gone through the map nor the article, but someone noticed on the film image that Iceland (Die Another Day) isn't colored in. Just FYI. See Talk:James Bond for the comment. K1Bond007 03:37, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


We had about ten articles all relating to bytes, the only difference being that they were talking of different quantities. It was becoming an administrative burden to keep them all up to date, with much duplication of effort being afforded. Mega, Kilo, etc are prefixs, and perhaps deserve their own article, but we don't do the same for volts, ohms, fahrads, etc, so why should we do it for bytes and bits? --Rebroad 13:29, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

For example, Gigawatts redirects to [[watts]. --Rebroad 13:32, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Hi. I did check to see if anything was being deleted. The only things I noticed that might be interesting were in the Petabyte article where it gives some examples of large amounts of data measured in petabytes. The thing about this is that this information will soon become irrelevant as computers continue to use larger amounts of data, so I wasn't sure if it was worth merging into the Byte article. Is there anything in particular you want merging into the main article? --Rebroad 13:44, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Commonwealth Games maps[edit]

Hi - you produced a good map for the 2006 Commonwealth Games article. Someone has used the same map for the 1982 Commonwealth Games article - I have amended the countries participating - can you please amend the map.

Can you also produce maps for 1930 British Empire Games, 1934 British Empire Games, 1938 British Empire Games, 1950 British Empire Games, 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and so on ..... You say you like producing maps ... Rhyddfrydol 23:59, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

1982 Commonwealth Games map[edit]

Excellent map - only one minor error (and if you can't change no-one will cry, but I suspect you are as much a perfectionist as me) - Gibraltar is not shown. Hope you find time to do the other maps. Rhyddfrydol 00:41, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

List of countries by GDP (nominal)[edit]

Your image:Gdp nominal 2004 world map.PNG kicks ass. May I ask what did you use to create it? --Vizcarra 03:00, 11 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks - looks great SP-KP 11:10, 11 March 2006 (UTC)


Just a heads-up: I've nominated Suzi9mm for deletion. I see on your user page that you are opposed to the notability criteria, so you'll probably want to argue to keep it. Now, this doesn't belong on the AfD page, but I want to explain why I'm nominating it now: I found Ghouldaddy on New Pages patrol, and that article doesn't assert any kind of notability at all; I'm guessing that it was created with the rationale that if Suzi9mm and friends have pages, so should he. It will be useful, whatever the outcome, to determine just how notable a deviantARTist needs to be to require an article here. Melchoir 07:12, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Jack Pollard[edit]

Astrokey44, I noticed your original bio on Australian biographer Jack Pollard has been completely replaced by a poorly edited and spelled bio of "a British airoplane techinion who worked on Concorde and various other planes in the 1960's and 1970's" (sic).

I haven't reverted any changes. I thought you'd like to take a look first and remedy it yourself.

AndrewAllen 01:23, 13 March 2006 (UTC)


Greetings!! I'd like to welcome you to WikiProject Numismatics. Anything you see that can be improved upon, go for it, anything that is lacking add it, anything that is all together absent, please fill us in. There are quite a few knowledgeable people of both numismatics and wikipedia, in this little project, so don't hesitate to ask. Please be sure to read through the whole of the project pages, as we have just recently started using some of them. Again, welcome.

You can add this to your user page:

Which looks like so:

This user is a member of the Numismatics WikiProject, a WikiProject which aims to expand coverage of numismatics on Wikipedia. Please feel free to join.
Hope this gets you off and contributing to the little project that makes the world go round. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask either me, or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numismatics. See ya  :)

Jonathan Wayshak[edit]

Jonathan Wayshak has been proposed for deletion. Please see the article for details. NickelShoe 15:50, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Same goes for Natalie Shau and Larafairie. NickelShoe 15:53, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

coins images on commons to be deleted[edit]

You're not interested in transferring them to en as fair use, are you? pfctdayelise (translate?) 10:16, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Nuclear map[edit]

Hi! I saw that you had created the nuclear test map. It's tough, of course, to get something with that much detail on it in a way which is easy to look at and pleasurable to the eye. I found a pretty neat map out there which might serve as a sort of inspiration/model if you were interesting in working on the nuclear map again. Just thought I'd send it your way, in case you were interested. The link is here. In case that link dies on you (I see it has some sort of session id in it), it is the graphic next to the section titled "Historical background" in this article. It only includes atmospheric tests, but one could probably imagine ways of making it adaptable to underground tests as well.. just a thought. --Fastfission 18:29, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Those mushroom cloud icons are great for quick visual perception and pedogical for association of the mind, but the map projection used is really deplorable. I personally prefer the current nuclear test map, since it conveys the info it's supposed to: location of sites and relative number of tests. But perhaps it should also show which country performed tests at which sites? //Big Adamsky 19:05, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
I have replied here. // Big Adamsky BA's talk page 12:37, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I like the new look a lot! I think it has improved the clarity quite a bit, especially when shrunk, and conveys the information even better. Good job! --Fastfission 00:20, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Map Request - Chew Valley[edit]

Back in February you kindly made a map for Chew Valley Lake which has now achieved Featured Article Status - now I'm trying to work on articles for the surrounding area - The key one being Chew Valley as you can see from the discussion page I've been debating the specific area which should be covered i.e. the geographers catchment area or the common usage. It would be really useful if a map could be done which includes the villages, lakes etc in the common usage area but somehow (perhaps shading) shows the proper valley. More details are on the discussion page. I'd be grateful for any help. Rod 21:15, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your response on my talk page but the map you link to is the wrong chew valley - the one I'm talking about is in Somerset not Manchester/Lancs. The OS ref for the centre of the valley is about ST 625 643 but you need to zoom out to roughly 1:250,000 to see the whole of the valley - see Chew Valley and it's talk page for description and a discussion of the exact limits. I'm not familiar with nasa's world wind - but have done a map on wayfarer (primarily showing the pubs) see Chew Valley pubs and landmarks. Hope this makes sense Rod 13:49, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for Image:Chew valley area satellite.png It's the right area but shows a wider area than the valley . I've cropped it a bit at Image:ReducedChew valley area satellite.png to show the relevant area. Are these imgaes copyright free or whatever to allow use? Rod 18:33, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


You voted for Rum Rebellion. It has been selected as the new Australian Collaboration. Please help to improve the article. Thanks. Scott Davis Talk 12:31, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Tools and Tutorials[edit]

Heys, I'd like very much to learn the tools of the trade (desktop map making). Could you point me to the right direction and perhaps provide some tutorials? Thanks! =) -- Malaysian —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I think that Adobe Illustrator is the best program to use, or try Inkscape although I usually use Corel Painter. Cant reply at your page since you didnt sign in -- Astrokey44|talk 02:10, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


This is an article that survived an AfD vote a while ago, but has since been relisted due to obvious violations of WP:NOR WP:Notability Wikipedia:Avoid weasel words and WP:POINT. Please go here and vote. Asim Led 18:55, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi, I'd just like to clarify why I brought this to your attention since some other users I contacted were confused by it. I contacted you because you had previously voted on a similar AfD debate ("Unitary Islamic Bosnia") and because you're not from the Balkans. I'm worried that the issue is on course to become another partisan debate between Serbs and other peoples, where the Serbian POV would inevitably win out due to their numerical superiority on wikipedia. I was hoping that you and other users could approach the issue without any prejudices and give a fair and balanced vote. I hope you understand my intentions better now and am sorry if I originally appeared too random. Asim Led 22:50, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Western Australia map[edit]

Astrokey44, I'm doing an article on Alfred Canning who surveyed the Canning Stock Route and the No 1 Rabbit-proof fence. Your img Image:Rabbit proof fence in Western Australia.PNG is great, but would you be able to overlay the Canning stock route (see map here (only W.A. leg - runs from Halls Creek to Wiluna). Also this. Thanks -- Iantalk 17:41, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

That's excellent - the separate satellite map is fine. Thanks for your help. Regards -- Iantalk 05:26, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm flattered![edit]

Ooh, I'm flattered! You've been adding my grubby pics to lots of articles! :-) JackyR 19:03, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

U.S. States by elevation map[edit]

... is great!!! Thanks for making it: it really complements the list! I'm half tempted to just ditch the satellite image of the Colorado rockies and simply use your map. What do you think? --- hike395 03:39, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

The new U.S. Census Race Map is flawed[edit]

The official Pacific Islander Race definition states "The term 'Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander' refers to peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands...They are of Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian cultural backgrounds."2000 US Census from the PDF. Google "Pacific Islander PDF" to see for yourself what the official US Census says. Austrailia is not part of the Polynesian, Micronesian or Melanesian cultural regions. Also, Hawaii is not on the new map you made. -- User:Dark Tichondrias 5:00 27 March 27 2006 (PST)

The U.S. Census Race Map is still flawed[edit]

Indonesians are Asian on the US Census not Pacific Islander. Google "asian us census pdf" and see for yourself.-- User:Dark Tichondrias 12:00 March 28 2006 (PST)

Desserts of Australia :-)[edit]

Pavlova maybe :-)

Paul foord 02:40, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Partisan Mix map[edit]

It has a map for the Senate (which I borrowed from the 109th Congress article), but I am trying to figure out a way to show the House delegations, but its not a big deal (low level of viewership on that article I think). NoSeptember talk 01:35, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Very nicely done. I am glad we have people like you who work on these things, maps and images make articles so much better. Keep it up :-). Btw, do you keep track of Featured article candidates? Those are the articles that your help would have a big and visible impact as their promoters try to turn them into high quality articles. NoSeptember talk 12:17, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

List of countries by Coast/Area ratio[edit]

I have no idea. I copied them directly from the List of countries by compactness article. All I did was the calculations for the 2 fields (Coast/Area and Coast/Perimeter) and the reordering. There's no mentioning of the source there either.  NikoSilver  (T)@(C) 14:13, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Can someone correct it? The coastline list, I mean. I think it's v.useful.  NikoSilver  (T)@(C) 14:24, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
I did it. It took me 30mins. How much time did it take all those people to vote, instead of working on it? Kindly change your vote accordingly (if you agree). Thanks :-)  NikoSilver  (T)@(C) 15:08, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the credits. Are you good in html?  NikoSilver  (T)@(C) 19:20, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
This signature of mine, I think it's too big, cause it has lots of repetitions of "white", /font et al. I need someone to shorten it... Happen to know anyone who is good?  NikoSilver  (T)@(C) 09:05, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Wait, I did smthng, how does this look?  NikoSilver  (T) @ (C) 11:31, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
That was the intention in the first place. I want it even shorter though...  NikoSilver  (T) @ (C) 11:55, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Flood filling?[edit]

Hi Astrokey44, just curious, do you floodfill the blank maps by hand or do you use some (semi) automated process? After doing one map (which took me some time to be honest), I was thinking about making something in VB that could help me. But maybe there is some far more logic way to do it? Happy editing. --Van helsing 10:18, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Map of Scandinavia[edit]

Hello Astro! I hope you are well in life as on WP. At this time I would like to ask you to consider creating an overview map as per this request, similar to the one made for Central Asia and Central Africa. It would be much appreciated! :) // Big Adamsky BA's talk page 18:28, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for creating the map, Astro. I would actually prefer a visually clearer map (i.e. sharper and better colour contrast) and I think reducung the number of "optional extras" to just one category will suffice, since English encyclopedias mention only two "levels" of inclusion. Perhaps you could use this image as the basis of a Scandinavia map, showing the mainland portion of the three monarchies in a dark shade and the remaining areas of the Nordic Council members in a lighter shade? Thanks again for helping out with this. =J BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 14:16, 7 April 2006 (UTC)


Image:Olympic boycotts 1976 1980 1984.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:Olympic boycotts 1976 1980 1984.PNG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Cmapm 09:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Census 2000 on Spanish Wiki[edit]

I used your map of the 2000 US Census races on the Spanish-language version of Wiki. They want to know if I have your permission to use it. Do I have your permission to use your picture? Dark Tichondrias 23:06, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

actually now Im not sure about that map since it is controversial. -- Astrokey44|talk 15:24, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Image of boycotts again[edit]

Thanks for the correction. I added a note on China into its description. I am going to reconsider its nomination for deletion by me. Thanks for your work! Cmapm 23:55, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

BTW, when you know more information on boycotting countries, please, update the image. In my turn, if know more, I'll correct respective articles and drop a message to you. Cmapm 23:57, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

POLL: Introduction for Republic of Macedonia article[edit]

Hello! Given ongoing discussions and recent edit warring – and with the hope of resolving this issue – you might be interested in a poll currently underway to decide the rendition of the lead for the Republic of Macedonia article. Please weigh in! E Pluribus Anthony | talk | 01:04, 6 April 2006 (UTC)


I see it was you who uploaded the very useful "joined with thin lines" version of Image:BlankMap-World-v5.png. I just made a list of coordinates, now posted at commons:Image talk:BlankMap-World-v5.png, and wrote a short perl script that reads a list of country names and percent figures, and outputs a fu-script of bucket fill commands that can be piped into the GIMP. At the moment I figure that French Guiana, New Caledonia, Greenland and Puerto Rico should maybe be filled automatically according to France, Denmark and USA, since the percentage for these countries would also include those territories? (but it may be misleading to paint all of Greenland Danish etc.) dab () 08:57, 7 April 2006 (UTC)


I see you are some kinda self-made cartographer! Your mapping of data for all three lists of countres by agriculture, industry and services' output is very welcome! Thanks a ton! Anwar saadat 11:59, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Country Missing from Weakest Link Map[edit]

There is a country not shaded in The Weakest Link map. Thailand used to have an official version of the show on 2002-2003. It wasn't mentioned article, but I remember that version very well. - 上村七美 16:37, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Map Request[edit]


Would it be possible for you to make a map on the regions of Asia for football/soccer, as listed on Asian_Football_Confederation#Regions.

  • Colours up to you, I think there's a total of 6 colours needed.
  • Could you make the Central and South Asian Countries a different colour, but indicate that there are part of the same regional federation?
  • Make Australia a different colour from the rest, and indicate that it is an 'invitee' member of the Asean Football Federation.
  • Make the Maldives Republic two 'stripy' coloured, one the same as the colours for the South Asian nations, and one the same as the Asean Football (South East Asian) countries, indicating it is assigned to the Asean region by the AFC, but takes part in South Asian nations tournaments.
  • Make Iran and Kyrgyzstan also two stripy coloured, one the same as the Central Asian countries (as it is assigned there by the AFC), and the other colour the sane as the West Asian countries, (as it takes part in tournaments with West Asian countries).

Thanks! - Nick C 19:00, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, a great map!, although the file name should be called Asian Football Federation countries.PNG. How long did it take you? - Nick C 16:29, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Other Countries having the Weakest Link...[edit]

I've found other countries that each have a local version of The Weakest Link. I've added this description in the article as a guide to help you:

There are also other (confirmed) versions from Belgium, China, Taiwan, the Middle East (particularly Lebanon), Israel, Czech Republc, Greece, Finland, France, Denmark, Hungary, Moldova, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the Ukraine, India, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, and Denmark.

Can you update the Weakest Link map to show these countries? - 上村七美 05:26, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

gimp script[edit]

I used a very quick and dirty perlscript, which I have posted to commons:Image talk:BlankMap-World-v5.png. regards, dab () 15:22, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

New map request: Jutland[edit]

Hello there! Just in case you are open for new requests, here's another article that I would like to see adorned with a better map: the Jutland Peninsula. I want the map to help illustrate an upcoming edit by me which will help explain how Lauenburg to the south and North Jutlandic Island are commonly reckoned as part of Jutland, even though technically they are not. Also, the current map does not show the Limfjorden as physically disecting the peninsula. My vision for the project would be to endeavour to delimit the extent of the peninsula physically, ethno-culturally and administratively. To illustrate this: The northern delimitation would be either the Skagerrak (administratively) or the Limfjord (geographically, since 1825); the southern extremity is either the isthmus (geographically) which arguably disects Holstein, or a line following the Eider River and the Danevirke defensive wall (the traditional ethnic boundary between the North Germanic tribes and the continental Germanic peoples proper) or the modern political border as established by plebiscite in 1920.

Suggested list of toponyms and geographical features to be included:

Peninsulas and islands:
Djursland | Mols | Angeln | Skaw | North Jutlandic Island | Mors | Fehmarn | Als | North Frisian Islands (Sylt, Fanø, Föhr)
Rivers and canals:
Kongeåen | Gudenåen | Eider River | Kiel Canal | Elbe-Lübeck Canal
Århus | Kiel | Ålborg | Lübeck | Vejle
Non-administrative regions:
Himmerland | Vendsyssel | Thy | Schleswig | Holstein | North Frisia | Salling
Danevirke | Wadden Sea | Skagerrak | German Bight | Kattegat | Little Belt | Limfjord | Hedeby | Bay of Kiel
Suggested resources:
  1. Map of the three historically distinct parts of the peninsula
  2. Chronology of maps of Schleswig-Holstein
  3. Historical Map of Schleswig-Holstein 1730
  4. A map of the 1920 plebiscite zones in Schleswig
  5. Extremely large files with historical maps of Schleswig
  6. A historical map of traditional districts of Denmark

So, what do you say buddy? Do you reckon you have the zest and the time to take on this request of mine? If yes, rest assured that your efforts would generate one grateful peninsula! ;] BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 15:01, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

EXCELLENT! About including administrative divisions, I think the Danish counties, future regions and the German districts should not be shown, since this is an overview map of a landform that should focus on what delimits a peninsula: viz the coastline and the isthmus. :) BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 10:22, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Image:USA states major sports teams.PNG[edit]

Hi, could you change Image:USA states major sports teams.PNG to make Virginia a state with a former franchise? I added the Virginia Squires to the list of former teams. Thanks. User:Zoe|(talk) 19:00, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, much appreciated. User:Zoe|(talk) 19:54, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

United Front for Democratic Change[edit]

Thanks for updating United Front for Democratic Change. KI 20:31, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out Battle of N'Djamena. You may want to join Wikipedia:WikiProject Chad. KI 03:31, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Idol Map[edit]

Thanks for this Idol map... but there is a new Idol on the horizon, Latin American Idol. It's been announced. I think the site is but not sure. WestJet

IBF member map[edit]

Please draw a world map of International Badminton Federation member based on the countries i listed. Thank you. Aleenf1 10:51, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for uploading the file to the IBF Badminton, it looks very nice. However, can you split the continental member with various color (color you figure out yourself)??? Is OK to see the original member with his color, but a little modify is needing for continental member. Thank you once again. Aleenf1 06:53, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Is very nice, Thank you. Aleenf1 04:50, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Wheel of Fortune[edit]

On your map of the world's Wheel of Fortunes, as well as the article, the Russian show Pole Chudes (Поле Чудес) is not shown, while it is listed on the game show list as being a version of Wheel of Fortune in Russia. However, I am not sure if it really is a version of Wheel of Fortune, as I found a site with pictures of it, and I can see the area where the letters come up, but I do not see a wheel. BirdValiant 23:43, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it probably shouldn't be listed until somebody verifies it. But maybe the person who listed it on the Game show list knows more about the show than I do. I don't know how I can find out whether the show is like Wheel of Fortune, unless I see some footage or extensive pictures of it... and I really don't feel like finding that stuff. BirdValiant 14:06, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Small error on Oregon Dispute.[edit]

There is a small error on the Oregon dispute map where it says "1946" - this should surely be "1846"?

See [2] Tabletop 03:54, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

New map of Jutland[edit]

Hi Astrokey

My compliments. That map is a fine piece of work. A few details are slightly off, so I've placed a few comments on Talk:Jutland. But all in all, nice work. It you need more material regarding the rivers, Dannevirke, or other issues please drop me a mail, and I'll send you a few scans. You wouldn't by any chance have a good base map that includes more of Denmark than this? I'm looking for a map that covers modern Denmark, Schleswig and southern Sweden, preferably with Bornholm in the right location. If you do, I'd be very interested since I've (unfortunately) promised to try producing a better map of Viking Denmark for the page on Hedeby. (I'm saying unfortunately, since I'm good at collecting material, but not very skilled in the graphics department.) But if you have any such maps I'd very much like to hear about it. If you should be up for any such challenge yourself, I'd be very happy to provide you with the material needed. Best regards. Valentinian (talk) 10:04, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. It is much better now. The Dannevirke line is a bit incorrect, btw (my fault probably - the links were too close-up, sorry.) The line extends a few km south west from the city of Schleswig / Hedeby, and is normally "extended" straight west until it hits the west coast south of Husum, but north of the Eiderstedt peninsula. This line marks the former location of a region of wetlands, and this was the historical border between Danish and German settlement. The wetlands could be flooded and were used as an extension of the wall. In eastern Schleswig, the peninsula Schwansen spoke Danish until around 1750, so if you're making a map of settlements, it belongs on the Danish side of the map (down to the small Viking wall on the narrow base on the peninsula.) It is a very common oversight.
I see your point about the islands. It might be a matter of taste if the North Jutland Island should be coloured or not. The region *was* a part of Jutland from around 1200 until ca. 1825 when a storm opened the small isthmus connecting the peninsula to the mainland.
Regarding Hedeby, yes, most of the errors could be corrected. It's pretty much the sum of minor errors that bug me. Warning: long list approaching :)
1) the location of Hedeby (minor error, but it is the topic of the article) 2) Denmark's southern border (= the River Eider) and Denmark's eastern border (it extends too far into Småland, on the other hand, all of the coast line was under Danish control during the age when Hedeby flourished. The Danish-Swedish border was demarcated around 1050 (see map), but it is unlikely to have changed much (except near modern Göteborg) since the area was described as a dense forest with little population. 3) the south west coast of Schleswig before the land sank (problem is that this one is disputed.) I've been able to find two good images on the web [3] and ([4] (bottom, the last one is the 17th century situation). The coast line changed a lot due to storms and floods in the late Middle Ages. What is documented is that Pellworm and Nordstrand were originally one island, at least twice the size of the current islands (most of it destroyed in the seventeenth century). It is speculated that this island included the island of Föhr in the early Middle Ages. The island was destroyed in 1362 when the dykes collapsed. Other examples: Tønder was originally located on the coast of the mainland but is now 10 km inland. Husum was the other way around: originally an inland town, but now located on the coast. In Danish maps, the maximum extend of the disputed area is usually marked and labelled "sunken land, borders uncertain". 4) The map doesn't show the six Viking ring castles nor the Kanhave Canal on Samsø (in central Denmark, extending east-west on the narrowest point of the island). 5) A few German typos: "Jütland" -> Jylland (or Jutland), "Sjæland" -> Sjælland (or Zealand). (If the names are changed into English, it should be Funen (Fyn) and Scania (Skåne) as well. I admit, it is a long list, and my main problem with the map is pretty much the lack of the Viking locations combined with the number of minor errors. I hope I haven't confused you completely by this list, if so, just say so :) Best regards. Valentinian (talk) 10:58, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
That would be really great, but just remember that the Hedeby map is not a life- or death-issue :) The new line is a good depiction of the old border between the settlements. It is a very frequent misunderstanding, but Dannevirke does not extend all the way to the Eider. The region between Dannevirke and the Eider was the object of a few minor wars with Charlemagne, but the border very quickly settled at the Eider. Dannevirke was only the border for a very short time, and this is why Danes refer to the Eider as our historical border. You've also fixed the Wadden Sea very well. One tiny thing is that the location SW of "SI" in "North Frisia" is actually an island (Nordstrand) but that's a very minor point. All in all, it is a very fine map. My compliments. Valentinian (talk) 00:50, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Looks fine to me. Btw, Nordstrand is connected to the mainland by two dams, but it is still considered to be an island. Perhaps this will change is 50 years time or so, when more land is reclaimed near it. Langeness, Sylt, and Rømø are also connected to the mainland. Regards. Valentinian (talk) 07:35, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
Howdy! Thanks for creating a new Jutland map! I have commented further on the talk page. BigAdamsky|TALK|EDITS| 21:02, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

NBA Players[edit]

A map to show where NBA players came from. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I am not sure how to do such a map, do you mean for NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team or perhaps by country for List of National Basketball Association players by country? --Astrokey44 00:24, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes... from List of National Basketball Association players by country. Like if 1-5 players came from country A, it would be colored X, or if 5-10 came from this one color it that. I would be nice to see where and which countries produce the most NBA players. Make sense? Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrdrewblue (talkcontribs)

The problem is that list is a list of past and present players, so its probably not near complete. I made one based on the 2006 list on the NBA site --Astrokey44 01:36, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Ok, Thanks. --Mrdrewblue 02:02, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

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Tazzie map[edit]

Yes, follow the link that says "About GMT". There's a further link on that page to the GMT homepage, and in very big writing, it says that the mapping tools are released under GNU. As for the copyright marker, I believe that's for the page, its layout, or the text, or whatever.

There are thousands of OMC maps on Wikipedia, and seldom any trouble about them; so I wouldn't worry. Kelisi 15:14, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Ilemi Triangle[edit]

You made a great map for the Ilemi Triangle article, but as someone just noted on the discussion page, the lines drawn on it are somewhat unclear in meaning...could you add some sort of caption to make them less cryptic?Erudy 22:00, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Beijing 2008 Olympics map[edit]

Hi. I was just creating a heading for the venues to be at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, using the 2006 page as a guideline, when I saw the map you created for the Turin venues. I've noticed that you are great at mapmaking, and I'd like to know if you'd be interested in creating a map for these games too. A nice map showing the locations of all the venues (just mouse over the yellow dots) is located here. If you could, put the name of the venue, possible a sports symbol, whatever. It'd be your map, and you don't have to do it if you don't care to. Thanks for at least reading this, though. Please send me a message when you can. Regards, J@red  23:43, 15 May 2006 (UTC)