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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.

Advice to requesters
  • 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.
  • Please check: Please check back regularly to see if progress has been made or if any additional questions need to be answered before the request can be completed.
  • Direct collaboration: Some mapmakers are especially interested by one area (e.g. India). If you notice a mapmaker fitting your needs, you can propose a direct collaboration, using their personal talk page to request maps.
  • {{Reqmap}}: To request a map, you can also tag the talk page of the article in need of a map with or {{Reqmapin|Australia}} (article then appear in Category:Wikipedia requested maps)
  • {{Resolved}}: If a request is done to your satisfaction, please mark it with {{resolved}}.
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Canadian regions[edit]

Structure of the Canadian Army and other Canada related articles.
Good Day
for the aforementioned article I would like to request the creation of relief location maps for two of Canada's regions:
additionally I would like to ask if it is possible to turn the map File:Quebec province topographic map-blank.svg into a map usable for the location map template and if it is possible to create a relief location map for the province of Ontario (I believe that as of now the only relief map of Ontario is: File:Map ont.jpg)
I intend to create location maps for Canadian Army and Air Force articles similar to these: Structure of the Italian Army#Army Geographical Distribution or Structure of the German Army#Geographic Distribution.

Thank you and with best regards -- noclador (talk) 09:49, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

As it is now, with maps of single province only, the creation of maps with the locations of Canadian Divisions becomes a chaotic mess. I.e. for the Structure of the Canadian Army#37 Canadian Brigade Group two graphically diverse maps are needed. As Canada is too big to use a map for Canada to show the Canadian Army's location separate maps for the four Canadian divisions are needed. noclador (talk) 13:20, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Ability to crop maps so that they fit all of the points without including large empty areas[edit]

Lately I have been putting maps in articles that show a bunch of different points, and so far the process has been to either upload a new map every time I want to plot a point that doesn't fit on an existing map, or deal with a bunch of points being really close together on a map that exists. Going through the archives here it seems like some other people have had the same problem, and so far, the state of the art is to use {{CSS crop}}. Unfortunately, this template seems to only work with pixel offsets, implying that I'd have to manually go to the map and get its coordinate offsets, and then manually check the coordinates of all the points, etc.

Anyway, it seems like it'd be possible to make something that worked a bit more simply, and just automatically grabbed the coordinates for the original map, as well as the coordinates for your points, and parsed all of this into an automatic zoom level/scaling. I don't know how hard this is going to be, so I won't promise anything, but I will post here if it ever ends up happening. { } 03:23, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Slightly incorrect South Sudan–Sudan border in Pakistan (orthographic projection).svg[edit]

Correct the South Sudan–Sudan border.
The South Sudan–Sudan border in Pakistan (orthographic projection).svg is slightly different to the South Sudan–Sudan border in other orthographic projections. Can someone change it to be the same as it is in File:India_(orthographic_projection).svg? Swiftestcat (talk) 08:11, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Countries that use Fahrenheit map[edit]




Hello, I have never requested for a map to be edited, so I apologize if I break any norms or conventions.

The map I included is slightly incorrect, since the UK uses both Celsius and Fahrenheit, but it is only shown as using Celsius. To whomever might be reading this, please edit the map so the UK is shaded as light green, instead of light grey.

It has been approximately three days since this was written. I don't mean to be impatient, but just out of curiosity, how long do these requests take to authorize and complete?

Unofficialwikicorrector (talk) 22:00, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

It has been over a week since I posted this request and it hasn't been enacted as yet. Could somebody at least give a response? Unofficialwikicorrector (talk) 15:14, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Request: Updated boundary needed between Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir[edit]

Description of the image
Details of your request go here… -- Atelerixia (talk) 01:54, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

The boundary between Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir needs to be updated as shown in the following map:

The eastern end of the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir was detached from Azad Kashmir in recent years and added to Gilgit-Baltistan. That detached area includes the villages of Kamri, Minimarg, and Domel and the lakes Crystal Lake and Rainbow Lake. Those five features are now included in the southernmost part of the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan. Atelerixia (talk) 01:54, 1 October 2020 (UTC)


Request: Corrected configuration of Pakistan[edit]

Description of the image
Details of your request go here… -- Atelerixia (talk) 04:20, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

The configuration of Pakistan that is currently shown on your maps should be changed to conform to the configuration that is shown on the maps in the links listed below. The configuration of Pakistan that is currently shown on your maps includes the two dependent territories of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, which are under Pakistani control but which are not constitutionally part of Pakistan. Pakistan's constitution defines Pakistan as presently consisting only of the four provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Sindh, and the Islamabad Capital Territory. No mention of Gilgit-Baltistan or Azad Kashmir is made in the constitution. Therefore, the correct configuration of Pakistan is one that omits its two dependent territories, as shown in the maps in the following links.

Atelerixia (talk) 04:20, 1 October 2020 (UTC)


Request:British Columbia Parks and Protected Areas System Map[edit]

BC Parks, List of British Columbia Provincial Parks, List of protected areas in British Columbia
Hello, this is a map of BC Parks-managed protected areas that was made by User:Qyd back in April 2006. It's a well-used map in need of updating both in information and visual style. I am requesting the map be updated to include all current BC Parks-managed protected areas. Ideally the map would reflect the style of Example A (flat, good contrast, conical projection), though the inclusion of cities and road/rail infrastructure are not necessary. However, inclusion of major water bodies would be greatly appreciated given that many protected areas surround major water bodies such as lakes and rivers.
The Government of British Columbia already has a map featuring various provincial parks and protected areas, though it is not visually simple like Qyd's image, is a PDF, and has a large file size. This map can be found here: B.C. Parks Protected Areas Reference Map. A link to the BC Parks website can be found here: BC Parks.
My sincerest thanks! Ponderosapine210 (talk) 08:34, 11 October 2020 (UTC)