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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]

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)

New Philadelphia Location map[edit]

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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Church affiliation in the Netherlands[edit]

Christian Reformed Churches, id:Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken
This is a crummy JPG map with massive whitespace. Could you use the late-2000s municipalities SVG map to create a new file conveying the same information? Nyttend (talk) 01:48, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

 Done Please double check that everything is correct. Also if you speak Dutch please add a Dutch description to the file page. Auguel (talk) 00:32, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

@Nyttend: Is this fine for you? Auguel (talk) 23:16, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes; thanks a lot! I don't speak Dutch, however. Nyttend (talk) 23:35, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Morihei Ueshiba
For various reasons, the FA discussion on this article has resulted in most of its images being removed. As a possible alternative, I'd quite like to have a map of Japan labelled with the important sites in the subject's life, to allow readers to see where he was and when. Please could someone create a map of Japan (perhaps based on File:Japan location map with side map of the Ryukyu Islands.svg?) with the following locations labelled:
Greatly appreciated, thanks! Yunshui  11:22, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

That's what location maps are made for. NNW (talk) 19:27, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Graphics Lab/Map workshop is located in Japan
Any suitable text
You learn something new every day. Marvellous; thanks NNW! Yunshui  08:49, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Sur Empire[edit]

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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I was reading the article on Kingdom of Lindsey, and looking at the map in that article. Then I clicked on a link to Lindisfaras and saw the same map. At the top of the article on Lindisfaras, someone has left a note that the map legend is incorrect, that it should say 10 m, not 100 m. I wonder if someone could look into this and see if that statement is correct, and, if it is, whether it would be possible to correct the legend on the map. Here is the map:


 – Corinne (talk) 17:42, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

100m is correct. The article Lincolnshire Wolds says that the highest peak of these hills is 168m. Maproom (talk) 20:12, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I've fixed the link to Lindsey, above.  – Corinne (talk) 03:18, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Maurya empire[edit]

Maurya Empire
Can someone create a freely-licensed SVG map based on this map. The linked map is from A History of India (4th edition) by Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund, p. 69.
We've several maps of the Maurya Empire, which look something like this: File:Maurya Empire, c.250 BCE 2.png. According to Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund's book, this is not an accurate representation of the empire's territory, as there were several unconquered tribes and uninhabited regions which were not under Mauryan control.
It's be great if we can have an alternative map. The map linked above is a PDF file, easily convertible to SVG. Besides not being free, the original map is quite cluttered. Removing the edict labels, the Nanda empire borders and the roads will probably make it cleaner. -- utcursch | talk 02:12, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
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Clipperton Island map translation[edit]

en:voy:Clipperton Island
Could someone please translate the above map into English please? There is also a German version and Spanish version if this helps with the translation. Thank you. (I've also made this request a few days ago at commons:Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop --  Seagull123  Φ  23:55, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
I can do the conversion, but it's not clear to me what needs translating. For example:
"Îles aux Œufs" is a local placename, and should be left as is
"O C E A N   P A C I F I Q U E" should be translated as "P A C I F I C   O C E A N"
"Ancienne station météo" should be translated as "former weather station"
but should '"Trou « Sans Fond »' be left as is, translated as '"Bottomless Hole"', or something else?   Maproom (talk) 15:14, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
@Maproom: Thank you for helping! On the German version, the Trou « Sans Fond » is not translated at all, but on the Spanish version, it is translated as Agujero « Sin Fondo ». The WP page for the island says "The lagoon is devoid of fish, and contains some deep basins ... including a spot known as Trou-Sans-Fond, or "the bottomless hole", with acidic water at its base." There's also a French language webpage about the "trou" here. I'm not sure if that helps or not, but I don't think "bottomless hole" is a good translation for it. My opinion (with limited French knowledge) is that it should probably left as it is unless a better translation can be found. Can't it be edited later if a translation is found?  Seagull123  Φ  16:49, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
Sure it can. I'll aim to get it done today, leaving this things alone if I'm not sure. Maproom (talk) 17:14, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
Now uploaded, see above. It may be best to wait for a week or two before using it, my uploads sometimes get deleted because I've done the bureaucracy wrong. Maproom (talk) 20:01, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
@Maproom: Thank you for that! That's great! It'll be of great use on the article. Emblem-cool.svg  Seagull123  Φ  14:03, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Right-wing populism map[edit]

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)
Graphist opinion(s)
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)

Correction on map at Hague Convention article[edit]

The map used at the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction article needs Brazil to be colored in blue.

The map:
The map
Brazil has ratified the Convention in 1999 (came into force in 2000) Source:[1]
See also the discussion here: Talk:Hague_Convention_on_the_Civil_Aspects_of_International_Child_Abduction#Brazil (talk) 11:57, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done In the future, please use the request template by clicking New request at the top of the page. Auguel (talk) 23:46, 8 April 2017 (UT->

Location Map Onondaga County, New York[edit]

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->

Translation of maps[edit]

This map is in German, but an English version should be created. There are many such maps needing translation; is this a good place to post them? Translations are as follows: ursprüngliche Verbreitung = original distribution, heutige Verbreitung = current distribution, Breitmaulnashorn = white rhinoceros, Spitzmaulnashorn = black rhinoceros, Panzernashorn = Indian rhinoceros, Java-Nashorn = Javan rhinoceros, Sumatra-Nashorn = Sumatran rhinoceros. The taxonomic names, of course, remain unchanged. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:29, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
I could do one or two of these, but the prospect of doing many is unappealing. The task would be significantly easier if the image were a well-constructed SVG rather than a PNG; and impossible (for me anyway) if it were a badly machine-generated SVG of the form all too commonly seen on this page. The translation of "heutige" as "current" is technically correct, but with the ranges regrettably shrinking from year to year, it would be better to give the actual date. Maproom (talk) 07:06, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
This one is on a rather prominent page (rhinoceros), so I think it would be a relative priority. I do hope that somebody would be interested in doing others as well, though. And I agree about the "current" range; maybe one could say "as of 2012", when the image was made (although my understanding is that it was somewhat too optimistic even for 2012, but conclusive data are lacking). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:38, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
I think if you are interested in seeing these maps translated, this a good place to post them. I recommend you post only a couple at a time based on the priority you give them. Auguel (talk) 02:44, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
I'll aim to get this rhinoceros map done today. Maproom (talk) 07:49, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
 Done Maproom (talk) 10:10, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:54, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Dominion of New England[edit]

Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:54, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Dominion of New England
please remove border, and if someone is ambitious, a png or svg would be great… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:43, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
 Done Maproom (talk) 10:23, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:54, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca.svg[edit]

Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca
Hi. Please remove all green areas in "Circassia" and "Gudjistan", except for the coastal areas, 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 words; the only thing that should remain green in that area (aka Caucasus), is the coastal area of Gurdjistan/Georgia, the coastal area of Circassia, 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]

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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Norwegian territorial claim in Antarctica[edit]

This is a SVG map of Queen Maud Land, a territorial claim in Antarctica by Norway. There is a small portion between the claim borders and the South Pole which is blank, however in 2015 Norway officially claimed that area. I'm not able to manipulate the image with Inkscape to update it. Could you please help me? The new image should be saved with a different name, e.g. Antarctica, Norway territorial claim (2015).svg-- Carnby (talk) 15:15, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

 Done Auguel (talk) 21:51, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much!--Carnby (talk) 12:10, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Legislative Districts of Laguna[edit]


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)

Graphist opinion(s)

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)


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
please remove flecks of neon green from previous coloration… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:42, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Will do. Maproom (talk) 16:57, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
 Done Maproom (talk) 17:29, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Request for map of Kushite Egypt circa 700 BC[edit]

Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt
Hello, I wish to request a map of Kushite Egypt circa 700 BC. This old map isn't in line in terms of quality with other wikipedia maps as it does not show the entire Kingdom. It's also quite antiquated looking. A correct map can be found here, with Kushite Egypt (the area needed) shaded in brown. If you could mark in the same cities as on the old map that would be great too. Thanks a lot! HeathIsling 19:08, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Dear @HeathIsling:, can you check if this is what you want? Cheers.--Lommes (talk) 19:15, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
That's what I'm looking for, thanks! Is it possible to change Meroe to Meroë, as this is the more common spelling? HeathIsling 19:21, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
@HeathIsling:  Done Lommes (talk) 02:14, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! HeathIsling 10:43, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Bermuda electoral constituencies[edit]

Elections in Bermuda, Bermudian general election, 2012, Next Bermudian general election
Please create a free version of Bermuda's electoral constiuency map. Thanks -- RaviC (talk) 20:14, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Image's request under progression Request taken by Lommes (talk) 13:12, 14 May 2017 (UTC).

@RaviC: please give me feedback. unfortunately the PDF map and the SVG basemap used different projections, so only a rough match is possible.Lommes (talk) 13:33, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
It looks great. Many thanks! --RaviC (talk) 14:36, 14 May 2017 (UTC)


please superimpose modern boundaries for context… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 22:28, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
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Legality of euthanasia, Colombia update[edit]

Legality of euthanasia
please update Colombia and color it in with dark blue as active euthanasia is legal since 2015. Reference on map has been updated to reflect the changes. -- anfecaro (talk) 02:07, 13 May 2017 (EST)
Graphist opinion(s)
 Done Maproom (talk) 11:15, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

German division proposal, update to english[edit]

Resolved: Eteethan(talk) 00:12, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Yalta conference
Even though this image is in german, it is used on english wiki. Could someone please update it to english as a separate file? Cheers, FriyMan talk 07:41, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
 Done: commons:File:Duitslandchurchill eng.png. Replaced on that page. Let me know if any changes are needed. Eteethan(talk) 00:12, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Additions of Municipality of Morang district[edit]

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


Resolved: Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:58, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
please remove watermark signature per WPMOS… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:09, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
I've removed the copyright statement from the bottom right – is that what you meant? Maproom (talk) 10:22, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Yup, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:58, 18 May 2017 (UTC)