Wikipedia talk:Graphics Lab/Map workshop

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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 discussion page for the Map workshop. Any comments or questions about this specific workshop may be made here. Note that requests for image improvement, etc. do not belong here but should go on the main requests page

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Other : Quality Push !
    • Tutorial for begginers
    • Contributors - more contributors allow cross-teaching
      • Talk about us !
      • Get a wave of new users to try out map making ! receive them, cross teach.
      • Inject fresh energies ! move on !
    • Accessibility - access to the right information allow higher quality
      • Clean up the Graphic lab subpages
      • {Speedy delete|reason} (!) outdated informations or page
      • Merge frankly duplicate informations
    • GIS Quality push - push toward georeferenced, more reliable and elegant maps
      • Introduction + correct page Push toward GIS mapmaking : getting better ! (todo list here)
      • Introduction + correct page Share GIS resources, links, tutorials ; getting better ! ({{Digital cartography tutorials}})
      • Introduction is good + main content is irregular Share experiences, tips, difficulties, & help each others ; getting better ! (WP:GL/MAP's talk page)
      • Introduction is good but lonely. Get several English users able to make GIS topographic maps : currently 3 !
      • Introduction is good but lonely. Get a sustainable cross-helping team : in progress ; )

Badly Formatted Requests[edit]

Many requests are coming in very badly formatted, (removing graphist text, putting information in the wrong spot, gallery problems) is there any way to provide a form for requests instead? Does anyone have thoughts? Houdinipeter (talk) 17:04, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Location Maps[edit]

Hi, the page Basque National Liberation Movement Prisoners has two location maps placed next to each other. For the past week the data point on the maps have become mixed. It never was like this, and I don't think it has been caused by a recent change on the page because even when I view old versions of the page the data points are mixed. Does anyone know what might have happened? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adam Cli (talkcontribs) 14:31, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

"Countries by ..." – from table to map[edit]

I'm a complete newbie when it comes to vector graphics or map making but I'm trying to create a map of the countries in the world by the number of languages spoken. It falls within a widespread genre of maps, where a country's colour depends on the value in a table. For example, this map is based on the table in the article List of countries by beer consumption per capita. Is there a quick way to generate the map based on the data in such a table? I imagine one way of doing it: I see that for example in this SVG map the polygon for each country is labeled with that country's name. So there must be a handy XSL transformation that could colour the countries based on a table of values. Is there such a thing available? Does anyone have alternative ideas? Uanfala (talk) 16:51, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

The mw:Extension:Graph is installed, so you could use it to generate the map. Take a look at the demo page to get an idea of what it is capable of. Offnfopt(talk) 17:49, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Oooo, that looks like quite a treat! Uanfala (talk) 19:11, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Created new maps for the Wards of New Orleans[edit]

Based on data I created a new map that shows the 17 Wards of New Orleans and made 3 versions of it in this category; I wasn't sure what conventions to follow when making it, so I modelled it after blank locator maps. With the data I had, it cuts off the southern portion of the 15th ward and the northeast portion of the 9th ward. I also erroneously took out the Intercostal Waterway and the Industrial Canal and realized it after I uploaded them; in the morning I'll fix the problem and upload the new copy before I put the map on any article. Some of the edges could be touched up around the borders, but with my software / skill I did the best I could. Tomorrow I plan on making locator maps based on the original for the Wikipedia pages for each ward. Beyond that I was just looking for general feedback from anyone who has the time. William Casey (talk) 05:13, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

"Guidelines" for Maps?[edit]


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I've tried adding the map to Heathrow Airport, but it was deleted from the article with the words "we have standards and guidelines for creating and using such graphics, please read them". Ok - but I don't find these guidelines. What's wrong with this map, which is suitable for other wikis except the english?
These kind of airport overviews were developed with the help of the colleagues of the german map workshop (Kartenwerkstatt)
--CellarDoor85 (talk) 07:52, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Our map conventions can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Maps/Conventions. They should be in line with those used on other wikis – I think several originated on de-wiki, in fact. However, not only are they only guidelines, not solid rules, but the section for this type of map (technical maps) specifically states that we "don't have a convention yet". So I don't know what the IP editor that removed your map was referring to. Joe Roe (talk) 11:07, 7 November 2016 (UTC)