Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps/Conventions/Orthographic maps
This page provide conventions for the creation of orthographic maps. Orthographic maps display a country (or set of countries) on a globe representation of the world. Like location maps, orthographic maps are very basic, and should not have, or have very few labels. Maps should be centred on the subject of interest.
Usage: These maps are often used in country infoboxes Template:Infobox Country to demonstrate where a country is in the world..
Where: these maps can be found on commons, Grey-green_orthographic_projections_maps.
|Subject's area (country, province)|
|Other areas part of the same political unity|
|Claimed uncontrolled areas|
|Ocean, sea, lake|
|Border of the globe|
To identify where a country is, with respect to other nearby countries that the viewer may know about.
History and current work
- The surrounding area colours was taken from Commons:Template:EU-SVG-en.
- The gradient, border of the globe, and the colours of the latitude/longitude grid, was taken from the original files created by User:Ssolbergj.
- Perlshaper tutorial (French)