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The Graphics Lab is a project to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. Requests for image improvements can be added to the workshop pages: Illustrations, Photographs and Maps. For questions or suggestions one can use the talk pages: Talk:Graphics Lab, Talk:Illustrations, Talk:Photographs and Talk:Maps.
This specific page is the requests page for the Map workshop. Anyone can make a request for a map to be created or improved for a Wikipedia article. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.
You are encouraged to share information and request advice from others. Also see possible conventions toolbox, map tutorials and topographic map tutorials.

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  • Sourced requests: If possible, please try to provide a reliable source to create a map. This includes a map already on Wikipedia with a reliable source or an external link. Note that some of us have access to libraries and may have access to cited books.
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A locator map of Europe in 1939?[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Basis Nord
I wonder whether a historical map of Europe in 1939 is needed for that page. The present version shows the boundaries of XXI century.-- Carnby (talk) 18:27, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • @Carnby: I am not sure which of these you want, but I am pretty sure it exists already.
Is one of these what you are looking for? Lommes (talk) 09:32, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes: Yes the first one, anyway I'm unable to use {{Location map many}} with it.--Carnby (talk)
Sorry, never worked with location maps before. Someone else?Lommes (talk) 19:05, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
  • @Carnby and Lommes: Unfortunately I can't find any information on what the boundaries or projection of those maps are, so it's not possible to add it as a location map. Someone would have to reconstruct the precise boundaries/projection (v. difficult) or create a new map from scratch with known parameters. – Joe (talk) 12:51, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

New Philadelphia Location map[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Many, but Watson Comly School, for example
Can a new location map for Philadelphia be uploaded? The current image is cut too low at the northern edge of the city, so the valid coordinates at Watson Comly School are outside of the map. Also, is there a better version that's less cluttered than OSM? kennethaw88talk 18:57, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
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{{OSM Location map
| coord = {{coord|39.95|-75.166667}}  <!-- coordinates of Philadelphia -->
| mark-coord = {{coord|40.1266|-75.0128}}
| zoom = 9
The downside is that it isn't yet integrated into most infoboxes. – Joe (talk) 13:05, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Sur Empire[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Sur Empire
Hi. Please make "Qandahār" the easternmost boundary of the "Safavid Empire" (yellow), and give the area directly to the east of it the same brown-ish (earthern) color as we can see in other major parts of the map. In other words, there must be a brown-colored territory between Kandahar, and the green territory (Sur Empire). All areas to the north of Qandahār (e.g. everthing surrounding "Ghazni" and "Kabul", and to the north of both) have to be colored with the same brown-ish shade as well. Thanks much in advance -- LouisAragon (talk) 03:22, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
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Right-wing populism map[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Right-wing populism
Please can someone update this map. UKIP no longer has presence in UK Parliament. There are currently right-wing populists in the national legislatures of Estonia, Turkey, Serbia, Belarus, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Luxembourg. -- Jay942942 (talk) 19:04, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
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If I understand the legend correctly, the current coloring indicates that no right-wing populists are in the national legislature; it seems to indicate that the R-W P presence is only in a subnational legislature, which in this case is Wales. Is UKIP in the Welsh Assembly or anywhere else? If they're nowhere at all, of course the coloring can be removed. Nyttend (talk) 23:13, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
It seems to be that the legend is wrong. For example, Netherlands, France, Belgium are all the same color as the United Kingdom, but all those three currently have right-wing populists in their national legislature. Also, right-wing populists are in regional legislatures in Germany, which is shaded grey. It seems that the darkest blue indicates they lead the government (Hungary, Poland), the slightly lighter shade indicates they are in government but not leading the government (Greece, Slovakia, Finland) and the lightest shade indicates presence in national legislature. UKIP has no presence in the British national legislature, but still does have presence in the Welsh Assembly.--Jay942942 (talk) 13:03, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
The UK's coloring should remain in reference to the Democratic Unionist Party, although the description should be modified.--Jay942942 (talk) 23:49, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Location Map Onondaga County, New York[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm looking how to create a location map for Onondaga County like this one this one for San Diego County. Countyparkour (talk) 22:29, 11 April 2017 (UT->

Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca.svg[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca
Hi. Please remove all green areas in "Circassia" and "Gurdjistan", except for the coastal areas in Gurdjistan, and change them into the color orange. Also, "Dagestan", as well as anything to the east and south of "Kabardia", as well as Central and Eastern Georgia need to be colored orange. In short; the only thing that should remain green in that area (aka Caucasus), is the coastal area of Gurdjistan/Georgia, and of course Kabardia needs to remain within that type of red/green shading. Everything else should be shaded orange. This is pretty important, as the one who made this map, made some absurd pseudo-historic additions (most likely unintentionally, of course). Thanks - LouisAragon (talk) 17:23, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
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Location map for Salvador, Bahia[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
São Marcelo Fort
Federal University of Bahia
Jorge Amado University Center
São Francisco Church and Convent
Estádio Fonte Nova
Swimming Olympic Centre of Bahia
Estádio Parque Santiago
Archbishop's Palace of Salvador
Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Rua do Passo
Ilê Axé Opô Afonjá
Church of Saint Peter of the Clergymen
Rio Branco Palace
House of the Seven Lamps
Ilê Axé Iyá Omin Iyamassê
Badly needed: a location pushpin map for the city of Salvador, possibly simply titled "Brazil Salvador". It already exists in the Portuguese Wikipedia as "Região Metropolitana de Salvador". Thanks if possible -- Prburley (talk) 13:20, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
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@Prburley: Don't the editors create them themselves with this template Template:Location_map. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:28, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

  • @Goran tek-en: I just didn't understand the documentation but I'll give it another try. Maybe I'm missing something. Thanks! Prburley (talk)

Legislative Districts of Laguna[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Laguna (province)


I'd like to request a change on this map here. I mean, it's factually correct, but it's not really a good looking map. Might I suggest filling in the towns/cities with a color instead of having dots? Thanks guys. NyanThousand (talk) 06:01, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

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Have you seen the map at Laguna (province)#Administrative divisions? Maproom (talk) 06:31, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

I guess you're referring to File:Ph fil laguna.png? See, the thing about that map is that it details municipalities and cities, not legislative districts. So yeah, two sort of different things. NyanThousand (talk) 11:09, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
The municipalities of one are exactly identical to the legislative districts of the other, and are shown with the same names, identically placed. Are you saying that you want the city dots to be retained, but given shapes showing the city boundaries? Maproom (talk) 12:44, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Maybe the dots aren't cities, and you want their colour spread over the whole district each is in? Maproom (talk) 17:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, something like that. Color in the cities by legislative district instead of having dots. Or maybe a map of the province (without the cities) divided by district. Though I think having city boundaries would be more useful, information-wise. NyanThousand (talk) 03:33, 29 April 2017 (UTC)


Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
please superimpose modern boundaries for context… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 22:28, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
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Additions of Municipality of Morang district[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Morang district
Biratnagar Sub-metropolitan City is only mentioned in the image. Please color additional municipalities of Morang district mentioned below and rename them after the new name proposed in case of municipalities made by merging Village Development Committees:

Government Sources:Ministry of Federal affairs and local development's latest administrative division

Thames Valley National Character Area[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Thames Valley
Please could we have an area map of the Thames Valley National Character Area. It's Profile 115, linked here. There is an OGL dataset available here. Maps will be needed eventually for every National Character Area, but I'm only specifically looking for this one. -- Dissidentplasterer (talk) 14:50, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
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  • This would be a simple enough job if we had the data but I can't for the life of me figure out where you download it on that page! – Joe (talk) 22:47, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Oahu districts[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Ewa District, Hawaii
Please create a full map of Oahu of the district (moku) of the island. See these examples for a guide: [1], [2], [3]. Please use the correct punctuation and spelling, the ʻOkina should not be an Apostrophe and also use the spellings Koʻolauloa and Koʻolaupoko not Koʻolau Loa or Koʻolau Poko. After the full map is created: please create individual maps highlighting the individual districts, see commons:Category:SVG locator maps of modern Hawaiian districts (Hawaii County) for example.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

-- KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

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Time Zones in Africa.[edit]

[[4]], others.
The border between Mali and Guinea is missing. Could someone add it in? (talk) 16:43, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Also, clean up the inter-time zone border in the DRC. (talk) 16:45, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Also, Sudan will change its time zone to UTC+2 on 1 November. This needs to be reflected. Source: (talk) 16:08, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

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Homeric Greece map[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Ancient Greek
Geography of the Odyssey, for example
Please fix Achilles location. His hometown was Farsala. See here for more informations[[5]].
 -- kmpania17 (talk) 08:23, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  • @Kmpania17: This map is well referenced and widely used across the different versions of Wikipedia. I'd hesitate to make any changes without a solid source and a consensus amongst editors who work on ancient Greece-related topics. – Joe (talk) 13:35, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Locator maps of Australian states showing the capital city[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Portal:Sydney, Portal:Brisbane, Portal:Adelaide, Portal:Melbourne
I would like someone to create a set of locator maps equivalent to the one at above left showing Western Australia marked with the name and location of its capital city, Perth. The purpose of each new map will be to illustrate the Portal page of the relevant city (as per Portal:Perth). At this stage, I have the relevant state maps already up on the other portals, but none of those other maps is marked to show the name and location of the relevant city. Ideally, each new map would look like the existing Western Australia / Perth one, ie transparent background, approximately buff coloured state, and red dot and black text name for the capital city. However, unfortunately it looks like the other states don't yet have a transparent / buff background state map that could be used as a basis for the new map. As an alternative (not ideal, but adequate), someone could just copy and amend the copies of the reasonably equivalent maps reproduced above for New South Wales (so as to show the location and name of Sydney); Queensland (so as to show the location and name of Brisbane); South Australia (so as to show the location and name of Adelaide); and Victoria, Australia (so as to show the location and name of Melbourne). There are also some other reasonable equivalents, eg a map of Queensland without the LGA boundaries marked can be found at File:Australia Queensland location map blank.svg. If you don't already know the precise locations of the relevant cities, they can be found (including in terms of coordinates) in the infoboxes of the linked articles about those cities. Thanks in advance -- Bahnfrend (talk) 14:06, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
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Is there already one for Hobart and Tasmania? Nyttend (talk) 21:16, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
Not one that I could find. I haven't created a Portal:Hobart yet, either (the page is just a redirect at the moment). I'm concentrating on the bigger cities right now. But in case someone wants to create a suitable map for a future portal, I've added a suitable reasonably equivalent map of Tasmania to the gallery above. Bahnfrend (talk) 12:28, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Map of old Tyrol[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Could you please add Valvestino, Magasa and Pedemonte to the map? In the purple Trentino part, please add also the boundaries of the 16 districts (Districts_of_Trentino-Alto_Adige/Südtirol#Trentino) in the same colour grey like the other ones, and their respective capital cities. Feel free to upload over existing file. Thank you. -- Gryffindor (talk) 07:01, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
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Map of Homeric Greece[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Homer,
  • Trojan War,
  • Mycenae, etc
Please fix the Achilles location on the map. The source of map (in the doc of Achilles) say that he was born in Pharsalus (Thessaly).

Please take a look to these details from the document about Achilles, by Carlos Parada:

Achilles: When Peleus (who is counted among the ARGONAUTS and the CALYDONIAN HUNTERS) left Aegina, he came to Phthia, in southern Thessaly, where Eurytion 2 was king..... General at fifteen: In that way Achilles, then fifteen years old, became Leader of the Myrmidons, a people of Phthia, to lead them against Troy... First years: It is told that Achilles was born in Pharsalus (Thessaly), and that he was the seventh child of Thetis and Peleus.

You can see about the geography of Ancient Thessaly here: [6]

Thank you! -- Archaeologos.v.n (talk) 09:09, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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Note the arrows on that map are pointing to the colored regions, not the cities. While it isn't labeled, the light blue colored region that Achilles arrow is pointing at is Phthia. Kmusser (talk) 19:55, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Location map for Asia-Pacific[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Would it be possible to make a Location map for the Asia-Pacific region? The map would cover everything from the Indian subcontinent to the Pacific islands, and from the Korean peninsula to Australia and New Zealand. The map would be used with {{Location map}} and it should be in the same style as:
Thanks! Abjiklam (talk) 11:07, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Baroda and States of Western India and Gujarat (1943-1947)[edit]

Will be helpful in more than 200 articles in en:w:Category:Princely states of Gujarat as well as in many history related articles.
The map is very complex. Several maps needs to be created from this. One with all the names and captions and one blank map without names. Need to be created in SVG. There two maps in inset. They needs to be created separately as well as with the main map (as in the image). --Nizil (talk) 05:50, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
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@Nizil Shah: I could help you with this but first I have two questions;

  • Will you be available to help me and give me feedback during this work, because I zero knowledge of this?
  • Is the gif-file you give as a source free to use as source?

Please ping me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:42, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, thank you for your help. I will be there to answer your queries almost everyday and I have a fair knowledge of basic history of Gujarat state of India, the region depicted in the map. The original source of gif-file is unknown and the link is from blog: As far as I know, creating a totally new map based on information provided by other maps would not violate copyright. I don't think that it is copyleft/free licensed map (else I had uploaded it on Commons). I have already requested multiple maps (SVG with names+colors, blank SVG, two maps from inset with names+colors, two blank maps from inset) based on that gif map. As much as I can verify (from lot of other maps), the map is accurate. Thank you again.--Nizil (talk) 04:34, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Image's request under progression Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 13:33, 14 August 2017 (UTC).
As you are requesting several maps we have to divide this into different steps for me to manage it. Lets start with the blank map.

India Gujarat location map (since 2013) according to WM commons map convention
4 basic maps
  • A. blank map: no labels and no colour/white
  • B. blank map: no labels and with colors according to Wikimedia Commons map convention if possible(Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps/Conventions)
  • C. map: with labels and no colors/white
  • D. map: with labels and with colors according to Wikimedia Commons map convention if possible
Create This four maps first, forget about everything else for now. :) --Nizil (talk) 14:27, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

blank map[edit]

Tell me or show me which area the blank map should cover? --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:33, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Please go through Gujarat and agency articles for some overview. Feel free to question. My suggestion is below:--Nizil (talk) 14:10, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Whole Gujarat with all the princely states should be covered in blank map (all things in image in link except inset small maps). It should cover all boundaries and labels in link. All four map should have colour of ocean (Arabian Sea).--Nizil (talk) 14:10, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

We have two different versions of location map;
which is the correct to use?

Since 2013 is latest map. Use it for basic borders etc.
You write "blank map: no labels and no colour/white". A totally white map is not according to our standards so do you want it for some special thing?
I want total blank map for future uses like creating maps of each princely states etc.
Is not one of the location maps above the one you want for "blank map"? --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:07, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:,Location maps are just for reference. I want total new maps of Gujarat between 1820 and 1947. This are maps of Gujarat after 1947.-Nizil (talk) 17:22, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: I hope you don't think I ask/talk to much but this blank_base map is very important for the continued work. I don't know how much you know about working on maps in a svg program. One builds it up with many different layers that you later on can decide to make visible or not. So the blank_base map should include as much as possible of all the fixed information, borders, areas, rivers etc.
In such a map (blank_base) I would like to stick to the standards that we use for a location map, in that way it's easier for me to understand which information I have in that map. A white map is of no use for me as a map maker.
Now I have a draft for you to look at. This is based on the location map since 2013. But to me, that can not be correct in regards to the country, divisions (states), and subdivisions?
Do you want me to draw in all of the different colored areas in the big map from the gif-file instead?
If so, even the smallest colored areas?
If this is what you want I have to tell you that I will not be able to do this exactly as the two different maps are not exactly the same. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:41, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. I don't know how SVG images are created so pardon me.
I think it should have following layers: 1. Base layer which had coastal border of Gujarat, Sea etc geographical non changing information. 2. a layer with borders of all princely states in gif-file (including smallest one). [this is blank image which i said. So should be uploaded.] 3. a layer with names and titles of each princely states. [image with labels]
Another way I like to have is : 1.same as above 2. all princely states marked by different colors (as in gif-file) but without labels [colored image without label] 3. all princely states with colors and with labels. label layer can be copied from above image. [coloured image with label]
I think in black map you posted as draft do not need modern district borders etc. 2013 map is just for coastal border etc. Making maps of each princely state is not my demand. I want one map with all princely states like in gif-file but with/without colors and with/without label (4 versions). Hope this clarifies.--Nizil (talk) 12:37, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Yes I'm with you now. But there are many states and I have to separate area from border so it will take a while for me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:31, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
I can understand that its very complex and huge map. Take your time, no hurry. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer. Thank you again for taking up this big map. :) -Nizil (talk) 18:56, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: If you look at this image you can see some red encircled areas. Within them there are either black or yellow dots. You can find those on several places of the map, different colors.
Are they extremely small areas or should I ignore all of them? --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:35, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Goran tek-en. Ignore them as places/small areas. Numbers marks the area/states associated with specific THANA (a group of states under one jurisdiction). Thana name is written near these states. So mark them with points or dots, when you label, to identify that these are under one Thana. My earlier interpretation was wrong but when I checked whole map, I understood. -Nizil (talk) 21:03, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: Now there is a draft for you to look at.
As this map is very complicated I probably has made several errors or misunderstandings. So check everything and give me feedback, thanks. This map will be used for all the others so it has to be right before we continue. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:40, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:. Great work. I am very impressed by your map. You have done an exceptional job in tracing all the border. I have checked and all borders seem OK to me. I would like to point out two things: 1. How those "see enlargement"s will be handled? Will it be incorporated in the main map or separate boxes of "enlargement" will be drawn? 2. The areas in Cutch State, Morvi State and Nawanagar State some border-like lines which is actually used to mark marsh land of Rann of Kutch. This lines do not represent boders between states but border of marsh land. See maps in Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch which are two parts of Rann of Kutch for clarification. See File:Ecoregion IM0901.svg and Gulf of Kutch too. So how to mark them in map? Should these lines marking these salt marsh lands removed and make them part of the state? (It is done in File:India Gujarat location map.svg where, in Kutch district, the salt marsh lands are not marked.) Or mark them in different way? What Wikipedia's Map conventions say about it? Everything else seem OK and good to go. Thumbs up. Regards,--Nizil (talk) 12:30, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: The draft you could see is of the main centre map in the gif file, see it as a base map.
  • Now you have to tell me map by map, step by step what you want for different maps, but only one at the time.
At this point I don't know which of the different insets you want or in which map. If you want them in the same map as the bigger on (base) I will put them there or we can make separete maps and in that case it's easier to make them large if necessary.
  • In this new draft (png version of the svg) I have marked the marsh (as I understand it) in a way so that the underlying color of the state will be visible thru the pattern. This is a pattern that is used to mark out marsh/wetlands. If they should be marked out (like this or in any other way) is mostly up to if you find them necessary/interesting for your map, it's up to your purpose of the maps. Give me feedback. --Goran tek-en (talk) 21:36, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. The marshlands are marked OK. Thumbs up Just note that the northwest-most part of Cutch adjoining the border and sea is also marsh land so make it marshland too. Marking these marshland it important only because we can point that it is non-habitable land area and they are not sea. Please remove that international border between India and Pakistan and labels of India/Pakistan as Pakistan came into existence only after 1947 after partition of India and today's India formed after political integration of India after 1947. And please upload this blank base SVG and PNG maps too on Commons too.
I was asking: How those "see enlargement" of Pandu Mewas or Sankheda Mewas or Jetpur States etc will be handled?
Map 1: Let start with Kaira Agency map (easiest). Create separate Kaira Agency map with colour marking the Agency. The Kaira Agency is marked in inset map of OLD AGENCIES in inset map. See article on Kaira Agency too which had only one state, Cambay State. Will this maps created in SVG or PNG?--Nizil (talk) 06:30, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: All maps I create like this is made as svg. Then at commons png versions are created automatically.
Here is a new draft and in this I have added a "world map" so that one knows which area the map covers. For you it's obvious but not for most people, also a small legend. Tell me if you want them or not?
I will need the following;
  • Name of the file
  • Description
  • Category/ies at commons
to be able to upload it at commons. I'm writing more below in section "1". --Goran tek-en (talk) 21:40, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


Map 1: Let start with Kaira Agency map (easiest). Create separate Kaira Agency map with colour marking the Agency. The Kaira Agency is marked in inset map of OLD AGENCIES in inset map. See article on Kaira Agency too which had only one state, Cambay State. Will this maps created in SVG or PNG?--Nizil (talk) 06:30, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

The two articles you have linked to show the same article and that area Cambay state, is not something I can find in OLD AGENCIES and then within area KAIRA AGENCY.
I'm sorry but I don't understand which area you mean. Is it the area I have drawn with blue around?
I'm also confused because in the big map the Kaira agency is called Broach and Panch Mahals. Is it different years or what?
Just as a discussion point: Would it be good for you if we had one map with all the insets together. In such a map one could have a smaller version of the big map and mark out the different insets on, like the "world map" I added to the latest draft? --Goran tek-en (talk) 21:40, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
Kaira Agency is dark green area in inset map, just above the area you marked in [7]. Map in Cambay State=Kaira Agency is that area. Cambay is marked in large map too .What will you do about labels? We can have two maps of Kaira Agency marked with some colour; with labels and without labels.
Category:Maps of Agencies of British India and Category:Maps of princely states of India on Commons for maps
Name: Cambay State Kaira Agency of British India 1817-1937.svg
Description: Cambay State, the only state in Kaira Agency (1817-1937) of British India (Linking Wikipedia article in description is easiest way to describe what is in map.)
I am OK with World Map or Map of South Asia in inset if Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps/Conventions says so. One minor point, corners of boxes are rounded but, according to map conventions, they should be square. For legend, the SVG toolbox on convention page would be helpful, I guess. There is no need of border too, I think.
For inset maps: I think we should create multiple separate maps instead of having one map with all small maps as insets. It will increase usability of each map as well as avoid too much info in one map. We can use multiple map images in one article so there is no need to have all maps in one image.
Note:Please also upload blank map you have created so far without any labels or legend. It will be also helpful in discussion to us as I can point out area etc in the map. One more question: Can borders of image be defined as in File:India Gujarat location map.svg so this image can also be used as location map image? (I don't know the technicality behind it.--Nizil (talk) 05:36, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Please ping me when you write because the watch function doesn't work all the time, thanks.
Note: The information I asked for uploading was for the blank file, that is what I need to be able to upload it.
I can't read anywhere that the borders has to be solid in a location map but if you want I will make a version like that. The hardest is to get the coordinates correct as this map is made from a map which doesn't hold the same proportions and I have no idea what projection that is used. But we can try if you need it.
Yes it's true that sharp corners is recommended. This is a convention and not a law or rule written in stone. The maps I create have rounded corners as to me this is nicer as a graphic object and all together. So if you don't have any really heavy arguments I will stick to that.
I will now work on the Kaira Agency map, please explain what labels it is that you want in it. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:36, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Now there is a first draft (png version). I have used the normal coloring but I don't know what you want. Also is this area OK etc, feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:15, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. The area you coloured is OK in Kaira Agency Map. You can colour this red, like in File:Gujarat Banaskantha district.png as per Map conventions. I am Ok with round or square sharp corners, I just prefer square sharp corners. I am Ok with solid or dotted border, whatever you prefer.--Nizil (talk) 13:31, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
For Uploading Blank Map: Name: Princely States and British Agencies during British India 1800-1950.svg --Nizil (talk) 13:31, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
In Kaira Agency Map: Label Cambay State only, it has only one state. In future, we will need to label multiple states in Agency Maps which have many states. --Nizil (talk) 13:38, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Now you can find the blank file here Commons:file:Princely States and British Agencies during British India 1800-1950.svg.
I have made two different drafts, one with insets to show the position of the area and one without (they can be cut harder/made a little smaller). I don't exactly know how you will use the map so it's up to you but remember that most people do not have your knowledge.
Position maps. Without position maps. Give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:18, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. Great.Thumbs up Blank SVG is great. Can you also upload one copy of it without inset world map? In Kaira Agency Map: Maps in inset look more understandable. Keep it. Can you also add a Kaira Agency marked in whole Gujarat Map (as one you have used as a inset map?) I am asking for alternative Maps to see how it looks. Finally, usable maps are here. Lots of thanks. :)--Nizil (talk) 19:49, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Without position inset, blank map.
Cambay State Kaira Agency of British India 1817-1937. In the south west corner there is a bit of border inside the agency, should it be marked in a special way?
@Goran tek-en: No. I think there is no need to mark it differently.--Nizil (talk) 04:59, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
I think it would be good if the next inset map we will do can be one with several agencies and with complex labels. This is because then I will find out if we have to change how we show things because of that and as this is one project it's important that we have some kind of standard how to show things, as far as we can.
Is this what you meant? --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:44, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. Yes. I meant that too. A map with a location of an agency within Gujarat. This is what I also needed.--Nizil (talk) 04:59, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: I don't understand, you link to the same image and if you want me to upload it you always has to give me:

  • Name of the file
  • Description
  • Category/ies at commons

to be able to upload it at commons. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:17, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

This is what I also needed. Upload it as

Name: Kaira Agency Cambay State in Gujarat during British India.svg, description: Locatiom of Kaira Agency (Cambay State) in Gujarat during British India Category: British Agencies in India -Nizil (talk) 19:01, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: That Category didn't exist so I changed to Maps of Agencies of British India. Now you can find it here Commons:file:Kaira Agency Cambay State in Gujarat during British India.svg. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:13, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for category. You chose right. The map is what I wanted. Great. Now lets go to map 2 below.--Nizil (talk) 04:46, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


Rewa Kantha Agency with All Princely States, Gujarat during British India 1811-1937
Rewa Kantha Agency, Gujarat during British India 1811-1937

@Goran tek-en:. My next suggestion is to take up two Rewa Kantha Agency maps. See article and gif-map (inset OLD AGENCIES map and Large main map). I have made two maps in paintbrush to give you an idea what I want. One RK Agency (marked in red) Map and one RK Agency map with all states marked in different colours and labels. Please tell how to mark Mewas enlargements. Label size, font, colours, position of insets etc should be decided by you. I have just made it poorly in paintbrush. Hope this helps.--Nizil (talk) 05:49, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

I think, a new layer of labels should be added in SVG. I have tried to georeference the map by Wikimaps tool: File:Rewa Kantha Agency in Gujarat during British India 1811-1937 02.png so have a look. Is it helpful?--Nizil (talk) 06:01, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Draft of Rewa K, feedback.
There are to pink encircled areas that I'm not sure about.
Yes the job you have done in paintbrush is very helpful for me, thanks.
I don't understand what you mean by "a new layer of labels should be added in SVG". I put information in different layers as I need but that is not something you have to worry about, just tell me what you want. Right now I can't see what usage we have for the georeference, to me that is used when you want to put out different cities and other stuff with a "tool" here. But I'm glad you showed me the tool, it's very helpful for me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:15, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, File:Rewa Kantha Agency discussion 2.png is created for answers. I had forgotten to mark some areas in former images so corrected and this map is at higher resolution. I have colored princely states with different colors as in gif-map. I need one such multi-colored image too with all labels/names (as in main gif-map). Still one question remains: How Pandu Mewas and Sankheda Mewas will be handled?--Nizil (talk) 05:02, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: New draft of Rewa K, check it.
I'm still working on this that I show you as a draft. I haven't started with the other one so I can't answer your questions yet. First we have to get this one colored correct before I move on to the next. This is very complex maps and I have have no knowledge, so one at the time. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:55, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Rewa K map looks all OK. upload it. Name: Rewa Kantha Agency Gujarat during British India 1811-1937.svg Description: Rewa Kantha Agency (1811-1937) in Gujarat during British India Category: as above map.--Nizil (talk) 05:07, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Now you can find it here Commons:file:Rewa Kantha Agency Gujarat during British India 1811-1937.svg.

Will start on the other one now. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:12, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: This is as a discussion draft (not a complete draft). The colors a picked from a palette which should work for most people with color vision variations. It's almost impossible to make this many colors work for everyone, then you have to add patterns and that would make a picture like this even harder to read. This is a suggestion of the labels. They have to be as big so one can view them but also point to the different areas. This makes sense to me as the names has the same colors as the areas. Is this OK or should I do something else? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:08, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, I am OK with whatever colours you choose. Regarding labels, I think the proposed approach will not work for more complex future maps where number of states will be very large. So I think we should create separate "Legend" for labels. Or any other ways or suggestion? Or simply labelling the States with names as in gif-map?--Nizil (talk) 06:54, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Sorry my mistake, I didn't give you the whole idea. Draft to check. My idea is to have the labels in a kind of two steps variation. To the right is step 1 (names) when that can be used. For more complex maps I use step 2 (numbers), to the left. Is that OK with you? --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:08, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, I am OK with your idea. Is there any way to make yellow (Pandu Mewas) and light green (Rajpipla) names more visible as it is difficult to read those names due to light color? --Nizil (talk) 13:09, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Draft to check, feedback thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:19, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. Great. Its OK. Upload it. Name:Rewa Kantha Agency with all Princely States Gujarat during British India 1811-1937 with labels.svg category and description as above. -Nizil (talk) 19:05, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
@Nizil Shah: Now you can find it here Commons:file:Rewa Kantha Agency with all Princely States Gujarat during British India 1811-1937 with labels.svg. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:57, 4 October 2017 (UTC)


Hi, @Goran tek-en:. The next map on my suggestion is of Surat Agency (aka Khandesh Agency (old name)) in south Gujarat. They are like Rewa Kantha Agency maps. See gif-map for detailed info. I am uploading paintbrush maps for help. Surat Agency (1880-1933) of Gujarat during British India and Surat Agency with all princely states during British India 1880-1933 with labels. Thank again.--Nizil (talk) 19:49, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@Nizil Shah: Now I have three drafts for you to check. I did see some differences between your maps and the gif so you have to check everything, as always.
--Goran tek-en (talk) 16:40, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, You have done great. Note that in all three maps: an enclave of Dharampur State in Nagar Haveli (Portuguese) region is not colored. (I had missed that too and now have corrected it File:Surat Agency Gujarat during British India 1880-1933.png). Please color it. Except that Map 1 and 2 are ready to go. In Map 3, can we make inset map of The Dangs+labels on right instead of left as it will not have to cross over other states? It is also difficult to understand and follow numbering in inset map. Can we just mark numbers on states instead of dialogue-bubbles as in inset map of Dangs in gif-map? Thanks again.--Nizil (talk) 05:15, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Note: We have forgotten to upload without label map of Rewa Kantha agency similar to File:Rewa Kantha Agency in Gujarat during British India 1811-1937 02.png. Upload it too. -Nizil (talk) 14:29, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Nizil Shah Four drafts;
For each file which is ready to be uploaded I will need the following;
  • Name of the file
  • Description
  • Category/ies at commons
to be able to upload it at commons. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:03, 18 October 2017 (UTC)


I have prepared complex Mahi Kantha Agency maps as a next project. File:Mahi Kantha Agency during British India 1820-1933 with States and Thanas.png and File:Mahi Kantha Agency during British India 1820-1933.png are created for reference. There some new issues like how to deal with disputed lands (marked as d), places listed but their location not known, and some uncertain states (located and marked by uncertain). Apart from that, it will need multiple inset maps which should be better marked with numbering.-Nizil (talk) 14:25, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Agency maps by filling multiple different colours in ABCD basic maps[edit]

British Agencies in Gujarat Western India succession chart
prior to 1924 (agency maps are in inset of image in link)
1924 (agency maps are in inset of image in link)
1933 (agency maps are in inset of image in link)
1943-47 (larger map in image in link)
1947-1956 (NOT in link, should NOT be looked into now but may be created later if possible)
This way based on ABCD, four maps of each Agency marked with single colour should be created. In addition, one (most important) image of each Agency with all princely states marked in different colours should be created. So All agencies will have 5 maps.
Note: Agencies are merged/organised over the years according to Succession chart above. So subsequent agency images can be created by merging these agency maps.

Gujarat by years[edit]

Four images (before 1924, 1924-1933, 1933-1943, 1943-1947) can be created by merging above mentioned agency maps.

Princely (e)state-wise maps[edit]

Earch princely (e)state (around 250 total) should have its own location map as in c:Category:Locator maps of districts of Gujarat. Princely State maps should have with label and without label maps from AB or CD. But its large task. It can be done in reverse by creating state maps first, then merging them in agency maps and later merging agency in years map by merging agency maps.

Note: If Geographical limits can be defined as in File:India Gujarat location map.svg, its great.

Treaty of Nöteborg 1323[edit]

Hi, the Treaty of Nöteborg is the first known border between Finland, Sweden and Novgorod and thus quite important. The prevailing view in research is that the border had two lines and the area between belonged jointly to West-Finnish/Swedish and Russo-Karelian cultures respectively. This view is supported by Iron Age material discoveries. I made a map to Finnish wikipedia according to historians Jarl Gallén and Johan Lind (1991) but I am not happy to the quality of the map. Template doesn`t have too many pixels and the graphics need to be better etc. Also description box would be grate to add already to the map. I can fill it with information if needed.

Finnish wikipedia link: Link to the map by me:

Totally new map of the border or good quality template and some help.

Jarl Gallen: Nöteborgsfreden och Finlands medeltida östgräns (1968), Pirjo Uino: Ancient Karelia (1997), Haggren er al.: Muinaisuutemme jäljet (2015) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Velivieras (talkcontribs) 11:55, 16 August 2017 (UTC)


@Scope creep: I can't find or read the names of two cities and then there is a dot I can't see any name for. It's encircled on this image. Also I have very hard to read the different dates, what is at the base of arrows, which numbers or letters. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:41, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Left is La Feuillée, the mid dot, is a dot, above it is Stenay. The one of the right is Dudenhofen. scope_creep (talk) 20:50, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: I can find several La Feuillée but to me none of them are right. If you can get me a link on a map it would be great.
Are you sure it's Dudenhofen, to me and his map that is on the wrong side of the border, should it not be in France? --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:21, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: It looks like your right. I reads like Dudenhofen, but it is definitely not that. Too far out to the right, but a long way. I created some intersecting grid lines on google earth, and created a triangle where it should have been in, but couldn't locate it. So I guess miss it out for the moment. I saw this map: [8] (map 4 on bottom left) which was the unit operations for the invasion, and its got a bunch of places all over, lots in common with this map, but Dudenhofen is not it. I have added the La Feuillie as well for correct location.

I've made a list of the names of cities, on the map, ones in doubt, which may help.

Hope that helps. scope_creep (talk) 23:42, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: Draft for #2. I have guessed some of the texts so check them specially. Give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:52, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: There is a mistake in the box. It looks decent overall, I'll check it tomorrow. scope_creep (talk) 00:18, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Name:Chart 4 radio intelligence operation findings during French Campaign
  • Description:Intercept units findings during Signal intelligence operations by Germany against France
  • Category:Germany in World War II

There is a coupe of things wrong with it.

  1. In the legend box, then French name is not complete.
  2. The bit round Grandpre, doesn't show the three 'xxx' on top of the box. Seems a bit crowded.
  3. The mulhouse box at the bottom right, doesn't have the 'eighth' within it.
  4. Below wissenbourg, you have a box representing an army. It has 'Second' in it, when it should be 'fifth'
  5. There is dates missing next to Troyes.
  6. Can you move the date to the left of Geradmer, closer to the town. Or below. I see it is miles away on the original map.
@Scope creep: New draft, is really the letters/numbers for the German armies correct, I guess for several.
  1. Fixed
  2. Made the 'xxx' more visible. There is a lot of information just there, moved some around.
  3. Fixed
  4. Fixed
  5. Moved it. I thought the date was for both of the armies. What do you mean by "I see it is miles away on the original map."?
Feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:32, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
That is pretty decent. It was pretty decent before, better now. Maybe worth firing in an English Channel label in the channel. Good work. scope_creep (talk) 19:45, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: Now you can find it here Commons:file:Chart 4 radio intelligence operation findings during French Campaign.svg. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:38, 8 September 2017 (UTC)


@Scope creep: Draft of map 3. The legend is not finished, tell me what you want in it and the texts for it. Feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:14, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Will do.scope_creep (talk) 22:20, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: All in excellent. Although the legend box, im not sure how to fill it in. There is no mile indicator, which would be handy. I don't what the circles mean on top of the box. The dashes are a NATO standard. The circles mean Direction finding (D/F) units, the others which are Intcp intercept companies. OB West, 5th Panzer Army, Blue line is a front. Red lines are D/F and intercept bearings. scope_creep (talk) 13:58, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

  1. Add a mile indicator

Legend Box:

  1. Single dash - intcp company
  2. Three dashes - command intcp company.
  3. Square box with circle - D/F unit (I'll add an extensive caption and include direction finding)
  4. OB West - Army Command
  5. Fifth Panzer - 5th Panzer Army
  6. Blue line - British Front
  7. Red line - D/F and Intcp direction
  8. Ariel - Intercept station

Thanks. scope_creep (talk) 14:07, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: New draft, feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:47, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:

  • Name: Chart 6 German radio intelligence operations in the Mediterranean and North Africa theatre March 1943
  • Description:Armies, Direction finding and Intercept units movements during Signal intelligence operations by Germany in the Mediterranean and North Africa theatre in March 1943.
  • Category:Germany in World War II.

@Goran tek-en: Its complete. scope_creep (talk) 00:58, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: Commons:file:Chart 6 German radio intelligence operations in the Mediterranean and North Africa theatre March 1943.svg --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:53, 17 September 2017 (UTC)


@Scope creep: Draft of #4. You also have to tell me what you want in the legend and text's, feedback.--Goran tek-en (talk) 18:20, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Goran tek-en, excellent work as usual. More detail than in the original.

The rest I'll do tomorrow. I need to read the doc. One part is microwave links. scope_creep (talk) 18:43, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi @Goran tek-en: Can you change the following:

On the diagram.

  1. No distance marker.
  2. Between Rome and Sicily, please next to line: radio teletype circuit. By that point in the war, mid 43, Germany was starting to distrust Enigma cipher machine, and was using fixed communication lines.
  3. Between Sicily and Tunis it is a Decimeter Microwave
  4. Between Rome to Tunis = 70 Watt SW Comm circuit.
  5. The dashes between fifth panzer and africa korps = Comm circuit
  6. Between Sicily and Gabes = 70 Watt SW Comm circuit.

In the legend box:

  1. 5th Panzer, is the 5th Panzer Army
  2. OB Southwest is OB Southwest. We don't have a page for it yet.
  3. Single dash - intcp company
  4. Three dashes - command intcp company
  5. Take out that first dashes at the bottom. The first of three.
  6. dashed, dashed, dashed - Comm Circuit.

The diagram may be need to bigger. I don't how it would work. It seems to be a bundle, even a whole bundle, or even a whole lot. I'll see how it looks, it could overwhelm it, symbols all over the shop, like Google Earth gets sometimes. Ive added this for later. Hope that helps.

  • Name: Chart 7 German Communication Circuits used by Intercept Units in Africa and Near East March 1943
  • Description:Armies, Direction finding and Intercept units movements during Signal intelligence operations by Germany in Africa and Near East March 1943
  • Category:Germany in World War II.

Update. Hi @Goran tek-en:, I've put in an update between Rome and Sicily. It is now radio teletype circuit. Might be too late. scope_creep (talk) 18:17, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: New draft, feedback, thanks. I don't understand what you wrote above "The diagram may be need to ....". --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:31, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Yip. I think thats all right. It is one interpretation of what the doc says. I don't know if it is the right one, but it will do. For such a simple diagram. I thought it would be less complex. Good work. Its good. scope_creep (talk) 18:53, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
@Scope creep: Now you can find it here Commons:file:Chart 7 German Communication Circuits used by Intercept Units in Africa and Near East March 1943.svg --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:39, 25 September 2017 (UTC)


@Scope creep: I need your help now. I have tried to find the names of the cities but I'm very unsure for many of them. There is also the spelling of them, should it be English, German, maybe they have changed over time or there own names. I need you to write a list with the name I put in the map and then the one you want, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:43, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: No worries. Scope creep (talk) 22:44, 27 September 2017 (UTC) @Goran tek-en: About half done. Scope creep (talk) 01:04, 29 September 2017 (UTC) @Goran tek-en: These are about 10 odd that don't have articles. Soon. Scope creep (talk) 20:49, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Goran tek-en:, Finally got the list finished, apart from a couple, which I can identify, or don't have WP page. There is several which has slightly different names, like Stalingrad now being Volgograd. I think half a dozen like that. There is a couple I think which are completely different.

Scope creep (talk) 21:14, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: For me you don't need to link to an article, thanks for the names.
  • I need to know if the Hungarian and Romanian armies were on the German side as the Italian were (at first)?
  • There is so much information in this map and trying to make all of it visible makes the map cluttered or messy. I will add everything and then you can tell me if we should change anything. But could this not be made in to two maps, to me it mixes armies and intelligence, but maybe that wont work for you. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:17, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, they were both German allies at the time. If the map is crowded, can you not make the map bigger. It can be A2, or more accurately A3 in landscape, in size, and put on the article, with the thumb attribute on, when it is placed on the page, and expanded accordingly. There is no reason why it needs to be a tiny map. I would rather have a large map which could scrolled by hand, say on an ipad or by scrollbars on a windows desktop. scope_creep (talk) 21:09, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
And make subsequent icons, intercept stations, flows etc smaller. scope_creep (talk) 21:13, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
@Scope creep: Draft to check. As this is a svg it can be enlarged when viewed without any quality lost, feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:42, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Your right, massive amount of details. scope_creep (talk) 16:46, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
I seems to be pretty decent. There is a couple of wee bits. In the bottom right legend box, can you change:
  1. Change Army group South to Army Group South. It is a names, as in a document, so it is upper case.
  2. Same for Army Group Center, make it Army Group Centre (European spelling)
  3. Change Hungarian 2 Army to Hungarian Second Army (if you can), which is offician name.
  4. Change German 2 Army to German 2nd Army
  5. Change 1th Panzer Army into 1st Panzer Army
  6. Change Italian 8 Army to Italian 8th Army
  7. Change Army group A to Army Group A
  8. Change Romanian 3 army to Romanian 3rd Army
  9. Change all the army from lowercare to uppercase in lower legend box.
  10. Add a distance measure.

scope_creep (talk) 15:43, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

  1. At the top right, split the Sovietunion, and into Soviet Union

scope_creep (talk) 15:52, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: Had a look at it, seems ok. Good work. A lot of details, information dense. scope_creep (talk) 22:12, 8 October 2017 (UTC) @Goran tek-en:, I think this map is a good as any i've seen on Wikipedia. Excellent work. scope_creep (talk) 12:12, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: I have been and still are sick so it will take a while before I continue, I will ping you. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:10, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, Sorry to hear that. Take care of your self. Stay warm, drink plenty of fluids. Hope its not serious. scope_creep (talk) 18:08, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: New draft to check. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:53, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
One but 1. Change 1th Panzer Army at no. 8 in the legend box to 1st Panzer Army. I have went through it section by section. It is decent. Publish after that. scope_creep (talk) 19:02, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
@Scope creep: Will fix that and also add the distance measure bar. I will need the following;
  • Name of the file:Chart 9 German Radio Intelligence Operations in Southern Russia 1941-42
  • Description:Armies, Direction finding and Intercept units movements during Signal intelligence operations by Germany in Southern Russian 1941-1942
  • Category/ies at commons:Germany in World War II
to be able to upload it at commons. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:04, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: filled in.scope_creep (talk) 19:21, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@Scope creep: Now you can find it here Commons:file:Chart 9 German Radio Intelligence Operations in Southern Russia 1941-42.svg. If you are happy with this please put the code {{resolved|1=~~~~}} on this request so it can be archived, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:05, 16 October 2017 (UTC)



Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi, please adjust the borders of this map, according to this source (click on "FIGURE 1", first alinea). -- LouisAragon (talk) 02:24, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Location map of Morocco[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Regions of Morocco
Creation of a blank administrative map of Morocco (like the image 1) but with the format of a location map. Thank you in advance. -- Reda benkhadra (talk) 21:01, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
@Offnfopt: Thank you for the work done. Is it possible to upload an other SVG map with rivers for geo-location purposes. Cordially --Reda benkhadra (talk) 23:56, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Second World War animation[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Second World War
this one is a smaller fix-create English version (just change months) and capitalize proper nouns (World War, Europe) in new title, please!… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 23:21, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
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Boring, Oregon-- unincorprated community[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Article: Boring, Oregon

Request: Hello, I am looking for someone to make a map similar to this: Clackamas County Oregon Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Happy Valley Highlighted.svg with the state of Oregon next to Clackamas County, with the unincorporated community of Boring highlighted within. It is intended to be used in the infobox, similarly to the Ashland, Oregon article. Thank you! --Drown Soda (talk) 23:21, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

This isn't possible; these maps show the defined boundaries of municipalities or census-designated places, and as Boring is neither one, it doesn't have defined boundaries that can be marked on this map. It would be possible, of course, to place a dot on the map showing its center; would that fit your needs? Nyttend (talk) 00:16, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Spain as "Permanent Guest" of G20[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

G20.svg G20 members and invited states.svg

Can someone take these maps of the G20 countries and highlight Spain as a "permanent guest" nation, as opposed to the temporary ones highlighted on these maps? Wildboy7 (talk) 05:56, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
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Are you asking for a new color to be introduced to the maps, indicating "permanent guest" status? Do you have a reference showing that this status exists, and that Spain has it? Maproom (talk) 08:49, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

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Here is a source referencing Spain's "permanent guest" status: ( And yes, I would like you to put in a new colour on the maps to indicate this status (preferably red or yellow since those are the national colours of Spain). Wildboy7 (talk) 07:08, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

I see that the source you cite also has a map, which colors Spain the same as other guest nations. I see no need for us to treat it differently. Maproom (talk) 09:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
But the source also specifically mentions that Spain is a permanent guest, which means that it is automatically invited to every G20 meeting. No other country has that status. Other guest countries get invited to a single G20 meeting at a time and that's it. Spain is automatically invited to every G20 meeting without a second thought, which basically is like being a member without it being official. That's the difference between being a temporary guest and a permanent guest (which is what Spain is) at a G20 summit and that's why I believe that this distinction is important enough to note on these maps. Wildboy7 (talk) 17:01, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

A few things wrong with a commonly used Oceania map.[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
A few things wrong. Kiribati is misspelled (now corrected), Nauru is part of Micronesia (not Melanesia) --
The derivatives of this map also need to be corrected. (talk) 00:33, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
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Kinyongia mulyai Rangemap[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Kinyongia mulyai
HI, I would like a species range map for the following chameleon species. The following is a map source from the IUCN( containing spatial data. Thanks. -- Moist towelett (talk) 14:21, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
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Polygamy map[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

At the article polygamy, could you please change Myanmar to dark blue ("Polygamy is illegal and practice criminalized") because they criminalized polygamy in 2015. [9] [10]

Polygamy map

 Done. Maproom (talk) 20:05, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Wrong Eastern Province map information on Katete District Page[edit]

Stale: AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 01:10, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Details of your request go here… -- (talk) 12:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
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Hello Please check the information contained on the map of Eastern Province of Zambia placed on the Katete District Page reflecting Nyimba where Petauke is supposed to be and vice versa. Your find a correct one on or

Kind regards,

Kelvin Kakanku - Zambia

If this request is about an error in a specific map, could you please let us know which map, preferably by including it in the gallery above? The article Katete District doesn't mention Nyimba or Petauke. Maproom (talk) 07:34, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Editing World Map with Individual US States[edit]

I was looking for a world map that also featured individual US states that I could edit. I came across this one [11]. However, while it's easy to edit and change the colors of countries, I can't figure out how to do it for individual states (if it's even possible). Does anyone know how to edit individual states on that map? Or can someone suggest a better alternative map? -AnonWikiEditor (talk) 19:59, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Abortion law[edit]

At the article Abortion law, on the map, Chile must be showed with a new color, since its law is unlike any other law showed on the color legend. Abortion in Chile is only legal for risk to maternal life, rape, fetal defects.[12]. So a new color for this situation is needed. See the discussion here: Talk:Abortion_law#Chile_on_the_map.

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Wards of Japan[edit]

Wards of Japan
Since this map was made the following additional cities have been divided into wards: Hamamatsu (between Nagoya and Shizuoka), Okayama (between Hiroshima and Kobe), Sapporo and Kumamoto (beyond map scope). Please extend and add… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:38, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
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Kyshtym disaster[edit]

Kyshtym disaster
English map, please… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:27, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
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What do you want translated? Replacing "Russland" by "Russia" would be easy. But changing the transliteration of all the placenames from German to English really doesn't seem worth the bother. Maproom (talk) 08:46, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Maps for Japan Prefecture[edit]

Nezame no toko
This article needs a map of the Nagano Prefecture. It is currently using the Nagano City map, and the location of the article subject does not fall within the map. According to Category:Japan prefecture location map templates, there are maps available for 15 of Japan's 47 prefectures; Nagano is not one of them. MB 02:40, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
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Administrative map of Pahang[edit]

Divisions of Malaysia
Please create the administrative divisions map for Pahang, a state of Malaysia. Appreciate to create it in both, blank and labelled version. You can refer to the official website of Pahang ruler for your reference here -- Ø:G (talk) 09:24, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
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SVG color change[edit]

List of U.S. states and territories by population
Could the states with shrinking population be changed to something like blue or purple? I can easily tell the difference between various grades of population growth, since it basically goes from darkest green to lightest green, but seeing shrinkage (which, being red, sits outside the continuum already) is harder due to my partial colorblindness. Nyttend backup (talk) 13:14, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
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 Done. Maproom (talk) 18:15, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Philmont Scout Ranch[edit]

Philmont Scout Ranch
please create a map of the camp itself, multiple examples exist at but none are free use… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:26, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
 Comment: Just noting that there is data available at Open Street Map for the camp that can be used to make a map
Unfortunately that is too large of a area for me, my weak computer couldn't handle that much data at a time, so I'll have to pass on this one. But just wanted to point others to the data at OSM that can be used for this request. - Offnfopt(talk) 10:40, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
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