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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Map Workshop. Anyone can make a request for a map to be created or improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Slavery in the USA[edit]

Note: This request was moved from the Images to improve or create to the Map workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:08, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Article(s): en:Slavery in the United States and several similar articles in five other languages

Request: Starting with 1821, some of the northeastern states change from the colour of free states to the colour of other countries; please recolour them so that they appear free. Nyttend (talk) 01:42, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I've mentioned to the author about using APNG instead of GIF, which would make it easy to avoid the limited color palette. I have to say, though, that while I do notice the change in coloring, it's not enough to make me think they are gray ('other countries') — you might need a new monitor, or a vision test? ¦ Reisio (talk) 21:39, 20 December 2009 (UTC) other: This graphic has been cleaned up. Links to the Photoshop/GIMP original files are temporarily available in the comments at the bottom of User talk:Kenmayer, if anyone wants to use them to create a APNG.--Kenmayer (talk) 18:57, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Corollary to this-can the datebox be moved to the Gulf of Mexico so as not to obscure the western borders?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:55, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Maps of regions of Belgium[edit]

Note: This request was moved from the Images to improve or create to the Map workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:08, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Request: There is an error on those maps. It seems that the creator has placed the municipality of Jette in Flanders, while it belongs to Brussels. Thank you for your help. BrightRaven (talk) 10:07, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Seems that the first two have been superseded by: File:Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium) location.svg and File:Flanders (Belgium) location.svg. --ELEKHHT 23:08, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

SVG fills - surely there's a better way![edit]

Note: This request was moved from the Images to improve or create to the Map workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:08, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Request: I duplicated the <use xlink:href="#Fairfield" stroke="none" fill="red"/> line with all county names (e.g. New_Haven) and changed the fill to gold. Is there a better way? Guy0307 (talk) 07:23, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

xlink:href="#Fairfield" creates a clone of the Fairfield object above the original one. Instead of doing this you can simply change the colour of the original object by going to <path id="Fairfield" d="M -6382... and changing it to <path id="Fairfield" fill="red" d="M -6382.... Alternatively if you want to colour all of the counties go to <g stroke="black" fill="none" and change "none" to red. / 13:33, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. User:goran_tek-en

Armenian Genocide[edit]

Request: Straighten and fix shading... --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:52, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Straightening (warping) will always make you lose data, which manifests as blurriness. Best course of action is to scan as straight as possible from the start. If it's not possible in one go, try to take multiple scans so that ultimately every area is as level with the scanbed as possible. You'll possibly lose some data in the masking too, but it's better than to twist the images. If you still wish to simply straighten the image, I can do that, but if you can scan as stated previously, send me the TIFF's and I can puzzle it together. --Chrishelenius (talk) 17:39, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

Request: Hi. Someone could translate them to Portuguese (I can describe the substitutes Portuguese terms) or remove the text (keeping the pictograms) perhaps using numbers to each venue? Regards Mwaldeck msg 14:22, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Please state what you want changed on which pictures--DieBuche (talk) 14:07, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm talking about File:Rio de Janeiro bid venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.svg. Regards, Mwaldeck msg 06:40, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

@Mwaldeck: I need your feedback as below if you want me to be able to complete your request, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:28, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by goran_tek-en You have to decide if you want numbers or translations and if translation, provide me with a text file English -> Portuguese. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:20, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about the delay for answer your question. I forgot this request and I only saw the message now. I'll prepare the list with the translation as you requested. Can you wait a day or two? Regards Mwaldeck msg 20:25, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I have asked for needed information or/and feedback to be able to fulfill your request but haven't received any so I must thus withdraw my Taken.
If you further on want me to work on this you have to contact me AND provide the information needed, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:14, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Historic district map[edit]

Request: Would someone be interested in creating a map for East Washington Historic District, showing the general bounds of the historic district? This district in located in East Washington, Pennsylvania. The coordinates are available at the Wikipedia page. The district is described as being roughly bounded by "North, East, and Wade Aves., Wheeling, Beau, and Chestnut Sts." I am hoping for something that resembles File:Jesus College, Oxford - plan.jpg, which I understand was created at the Wikipedia Map Lab (at Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Map workshop/Archive/Jul 2009#Jesus College, Oxford sketch map). Thanks!GrapedApe (talk) 04:54, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

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Redrawing of Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) system map[edit]

Request: Is it possible for you to redraw this map so that it is not a derivative work of this website? (Note that there are some new train lines, so you will have to refer to the website for the latest version of the system.) — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:11, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Anybody able to help? — Cheers, JackLee talk 12:22, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

The original graphic has been deleted as it is a copyright violation, but if anyone can produce a redrawn map based on the one on the website that is not too similar, that would be great. — Cheers, JackLee talk 08:33, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

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Districts of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan[edit]

Note: This request was moved from the IIllustration workshop to the Map workshop. Ivan Akira (talk) 00:35, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Request: Please create location maps for each district within provinces (not within country), like this. The district names you can take from en-wiki or from here (for Kyrgyzstan). Anatoliy (talk) 16:15, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

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B52 Map[edit]


Request: It's being claimed as fair use on the English Wikipedia, which I doubt is acceptable under en.WP's fair use policies. Is there anyone someone could turn that into a map using free imagery? File:Fairchild_B-52_crash_overview.png is a diagram based version of the same incident. --Prosfilaes (talk) 05:22, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

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Tibetan Settlements in India location map[edit]

Request: Would it be possible to modify such a map to indicate places were the Tibetan diaspora is mostly located. It would be nice to use in the articles on the Tibetan diaspora in 5 languages, (fr/en/nl/es/eo) like:, as well as in a number of articles on the Tibetan diaspora. Here is a map with lots of details : There are 2 options : one is to indicate the places, the other one, more simple, is to make a location map called "Tibetan diaspora location map" showing India, Bhutan and Nepal in white.

Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 19:42, 29 October 2010 (UTC) is not working. Is there any other map to refer? --Jayarathina (talk) 10:10, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

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Winkel-Tripel coordinate plots[edit]

Unusual request: technology development rather than image development.

Request: I'm working on a weather extension using 1200x600 and 800x400 Winkel III projection maps, and need to plot lat/lon coordinates on the images (to display weather icons.) The ultimate goal is to improve upon C/F-style templates which are vulnerable to volunteer participation and require regular bot edits. But at the moment I'm stymied plotting the coordinates. Can the Graphics Lab/Mappers help out with this project? - Amgine (talk) 03:29, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Is hard-coding a look-up table for {long/lat}<->{x,y} an acceptable solution? Jon C (talk) 06:09, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

English-language map of Holy Roman Empire at 1789[edit]

Request: I have added a list of terms for translation on the Talk: page for the English-language image; could someone convert the English-language map to SVG and please apply these translations? OwenBlacker | Discussion 22:11, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): The map cannot be easily vectorized because of its complexity and need for accuracy. If you have access to the original vector file -- or equivalent in other languages -- the translations themselves would be easy. Jon C (talk) 06:00, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

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Morocco-Ottoman Empire relations[edit]

Request: Please somebody fix the Moroccan borders. ... Flad (talk) 13:53, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion: Are you sure that the border of Morocco was that border at that time. The border of the current dinasty has changed a lot throughout its history reaching its peak from 1860-1890 being smaller than its current border before hand and then partitioned by colonial powers. so, what I'm getting at here is: was the border like that at that pericular time or only during that dynasty's peak which in it self could have been any time during its existence. Also, I have to make sure the Ottoman Empire's extent was currect to the time. The English Wiki page that uses it says the 6-17 centuries however the actual file does not specify any perticular period. (sorry for being picky!) Maps & Lucy (talk) 00:00, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Here's a map of the borders in 1600 (Morocco during Saadi dynasty) and 1700 (Morocco during Alaouite and current dynasty), hope it would help :) --Flad (talk) 01:44, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Portugal (orthographic projection)[edit]

Request: The orthoghaphic projection map of Portugal only shows the continental part of the country. Azores and Madeira (who are also part of the country) are not in the map. Someone could please include the two archipelagos in the same way they did wht the Canary Islands of Spain (with a "zoon" in the islands to really show then) and include in the map? Thanks in advance. Béria Lima msg 16:49, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

This image is clearly intended for the infobox in the country's main article. I prefer the Europe map version which is uniform across all EU member states' articles (as well as for non-EU European countries). The globe view is less suited due to the relatively small land area of European countries - Ssolbergj (talk) 21:20, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
the image of the Canary Island have the same "European" background. And i don't Azores or Madeira to be the "star" of the picture, but since they are part of the country (are not colonies, are not independent - they are actually part of Portugal) they need to be in the map, in order to get the right map in the article. Béria Lima msg 18:22, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Y Haplogroups distribution in the world[edit]

Request: It's about the Y Haplogroups distribution in the world, can anybody create a map based on the data of this genetic reaserch? --WorldHaplogroupsMaps.pdf (first page) Cheers. --Flad (talk) 14:11, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): You would have to be much more specific. The pdf holds A LOT of information and different maps. It's impossible for us to get the needed information out of this. You will have to do that job. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:34, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Coalicion contra Gadafi 2011.svg[edit]

Request: I've uploaded this translated version after changing text with Inkscape. Then, in 2nd and 3rd versions I've used the second original translatable image and I've "embedded all images", but nothing happens. I've checked with W3C Markup Validation Service, been answered with 45 Errors, 4 warning(s)! :O Can you help me to get it corrected, please? DPC (talk) 10:21, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Today, system banner says: System notice: The thumbnail server is currently undergoing maintenance. Thumbnails may be broken. We will restore full service as soon as possible. Could this be the reason? --DPC (talk) 06:51, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
It wasn't. --DPC (talk) 09:39, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

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XYZ Line[edit]


  • I would like to convert both images into .svg, although whith a little modifications. In the map Líneas Defensivas de Valencia I would like to change the colour of the red lines (defensives lines), to be more easy differentiate it. Also, I would like to delete the numbers that appears into the lines. To finish, I would want a second version of this map in .svg, but only appearing the XYZ Line. Thanks --Manuchansu (talk) 12:05, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

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  • Where are the maps? --Robot8A (talk) 09:41, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Republic of Venice[edit]

Request: Is it possible for you to redraw this map of Republic of Venice's Terra Ferma? Is the most complete work i know. Lord Hidelan 08:11, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

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South Sudan[edit]

Request: Literally hundreds of maps relating to the world's newest country, South Sudan. Country maps, maps of neighboring countries, Africa maps, hemisphere maps, Arab league maps, multinational organization maps. The number would I am afraid overwhelm the machinery of this page and some of the issues are still outstanding (status of Abyei Province, membership in Arab League, Commonwealth, UN, etc.) As much as new maps and categories we may need a new tracking/organization procedure. Should I start a subpage for request, organize most used/most needed - or just dump it all here? Rmhermen (talk) 15:43, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

As I mentionned here [1], just for the Arab League (Category:Arab_League) it will be a long job. Let's begin by most used-most needed. Here is what we need in ar wikipedia to be updated.

Graphist opinion(s): Just wanted to point out that new versions of files should in most cases not be uploaded over the old versions, which may be useful for historical purposes. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:45, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Especially not that "Arab Uprisings" map, which is explicitly an historical document. Powers (talk) 20:51, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Requested edit can someone add it here--File:UN Member Countries World.svg? Is there any centralized effort to add South Sudan to maps? Koavf (talk) 21:16, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

There is now a Category:Maps needing South Sudan political boundaries; feel free to tag any maps that need updating or look into it if you'd like to help update maps. If a map shouldn't be overwritten by the new file, just add something like {{warning|Please upload the updated version separately.}} at the top. -MissMJ (talk) 21:32, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Nazi party rally grounds[edit]

Request: Please make a version in the English language; that version will be used on EN WhisperToMe (talk) 07:54, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): It would help a lot if you could provide translations for the text in question. Powers (talk) 18:43, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately I do not know German. However I know of several Commons users who do know German and English. Is it alright if I ask one of them to take a look at the file? WhisperToMe (talk) 04:31, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
After providing a translation you should ask User:Lencer who made the origin file to upload the English version. He is still active and definitely won't mind to do this. NNW (talk) 08:52, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Clean map of US area codes[edit]

I noticed there is not a single map on Commons which shows all the US area codes. Could we create one? To get started, I uploaded File:Area codes & time zones US.jpg. But this isn't sufficient because it has time zone data, because it is littered with in-image verbage, and because it's a jpeg.

It would be best if the image were in SVG format, so that it could be easily changed when a new area code is introduced (as happens fairly frequently). Magog the Ogre (talk) 02:46, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Topographic map of Uruguay[edit]

Request: Can somebody make a topographic map of Uruguay, thanks. Kineto (talk) 05:37, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I'am looking for something like this File:Brazil_topo.jpg, but in png instead of jpg. --Kineto (talk) 21:29, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Are you looking for something different from File:Uruguay fisico.png ? --ELEKHHT 08:35, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Romance Languages-World-Map.png[edit]

Hello. Please add en:Rwanda and en:Burundi with dark yellow (same shade as Romania or France for example) to this map, as French is official in both Rwanda and Burundi. Thank you.--Danutz (talk) 10:42, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

City Council map[edit]

Request: I would like for someone to create a map, using the data at , to illustrate the boundaries of the Houston City Council.

The file should have text descriptions in English and Spanish; English to serve the worldwide userbase and the majority English speaking residents of Houston, and Spanish to serve the Hispanic immigrant minority in Houston and international visitors and businesspeople (and other interested persons) from Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish file description should say "Mapa de los distritos del Concejo de la Ciudad de Houston" since "concenjo" is the translation used in the city's Spanish webpage:

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 21:47, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Map of the Père Lachaise[edit]

category:Cemetery Père-Lachaise is rich and rather well organized. However a clear map could help to understand things better. We have an OpenstreetMap at File:Père Lachaise Cemetery map.svg but it would help to have the division number that can be found for instance here (those on green background). I hope someone can do it :).--Zolo (talk) 08:14, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Second world war Asia animation[edit]

Request: Please create an animated gif map for Asia and the Pacific, which there does not seem to be... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:32, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Go on, I'll bite. What is the animation supposed to be doing on the new one? --Fred the Oyster (talk)

Maps of Agra[edit]

Request: Not a request, but a suggestion: maps of Agra could be made from these. Yann (talk) 17:19, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

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Paris income map[edit]

This request was transferred from the illustration workshop.--Gauravjuvekar (talk) 16:35, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Please translate the image from French to English.

To do this, do the following:

  • 1er, 2er, 3er etc. should become 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. up until 20th
  • "Revenu salarial annuel median (en euros)" -> "Median annual salary revenue (in euros)"
  • "21 000", "18 000" etc. should become "21,000", "18,000" etc.

If you want I can contact the original author and ask for the original files

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 01:02, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

If the original (presumably vector) source file can be obtained, that would be a big help. Powers (talk) 20:47, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Okay. I posted on the uploader's talk page WhisperToMe (talk) 18:18, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Map with many inaccuracies for legality of Salvia divinorum by jurisdiction[edit]

Request: Please help me smooth out this image. The topper part of the diagram is strongly pixelated. Maybe it could be vectorized with lines or improved in some way. The lines of the states in Venezuela don't necessarily need to be present. Image doesn't have to be perfect. But I need to minimize the difference between the top map and the lower map, cos' right now it looks really mediocre! If you open the file you'll see what I'm talking about. The file is important for the article which is pretty complete so far. The lower diagram can be modified too if desired, with less details as well, or can be left the same. Any help would be strongly appreciated, thanks for your time. Regards, Paolo Costa (talk) 02:24, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

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Persian map[edit]

Request: Could you please create the Persian versions of the above map?
From top to bottom: Bandar-e Abbas -> بندرعباس / IRAN -> ایران / Jazireh-ye Qeshm -> جزیرهٔ قشم / Bandar-e Lengeh -> بندر لنگه / Strait of Hormoz -> تنگهٔ هرمز / Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Kochek (Lesser Tunb) -> جزیرهٔ تنب کوچک / Jazireh-ye Tonb-e Bozorg (Greater Tunb) -> جزیرهٔ تنب بزرگ / Sea line -> خط دریایی / Oman -> عمان / Abu Musa -> ابوموسی / Ra's al Khaymah -> رأس‌الخیمه / admin. line -> (I didn't understand what "admin. line" means, so let's ignore it.) / Umm al Qaywain -> ام‌القوین / Ajman -> عجمان / Dubayy -> دبی / Ash Shariqah (Sharjah) -> شارجه
Small map on the lower-right corner (from top to bottom): Afghanistan -> افغانستان / Iraq -> عراق / Iran -> ایران / Pakistan -> پاکستان / Persian Gulf -> خلیج فارس / Kuwait -> کویت / Area of Map -> محل نقشه / U.A.E -> امارات / Oman -> عمان / Gulf of Oman -> دریای عمان / Saudi Arabia -> عربستان سعودی / Arabian Sea -> دریای عرب / Yemen -> یمن AMERICOPHILE 07:17, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

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  • Comment: I think the red word is "Area of Map" WhisperToMe (talk) 04:32, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
I created a new file from existing maps, though SVG format. Please take a look. if it is ok, I will add the texture too.--Pouyana (talk) 11:38, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
It's far too big due to the paths of the original map outside the viewbox still being there. If you can imagine a little window showing the area you're concerned with, but everything outside the window is still there. I did a version in Illustrator (but without the correct Persian text) that came in at 9kb, at 50kb your version needs some work. Also when one zooms in, the paths representing the coastlines is very angular which gives it a raster type appearence. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 12:32, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
thanks for the Infos, I will also work on the points you mentioned as well.--Pouyana (talk) 16:31, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

World same-sex adoption and gender-identity expression laws need .svg versions[edit]

These two maps that show world laws about same-sex adoption and gender-identity changes are out-of-date, not in SVG format, and their color schemes may need to be changed to better reflect other, more up-to-date maps.

Request: Please re-make the top two maps in SVG form. In the new adoption map, make sure that the color scheme is updated to reflect the other adoption maps in the second row (just use gray for any countries where gay adoption is illegal, where homosexuality is illegal, or the situation is unclear). In the new gender-identity change map, make sure that every subdivision of the U.S. except Ohio, Tennessee, and Idaho are added, and that Iran is added (see this). Xnux (talk) 17:00, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

One done:
Kwamikagami (talk) 23:28, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

State of Sequoyah map[edit]

Request: A new clearer map needs to be created to allow for greater user readability, as it stands right now it hard to read the county names that are shown in the image. Also if it could be in SVG format. Dcheagle 21:55, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Is anyone going to work on this.--Dcheagle 02:49, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I take it no one is Available to handle this request.--Dcheagle 07:22, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
It is a very difficult task without high-quality source data. Powers (talk) 01:23, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
What would be needed--Dcheagle 02:41, 26 May 2012 (UTC)
Either a scan of a higher-quality map (this one is difficult to read in some spots, and the thickness of the lines causes ambiguity in some places), or a textual description of the boundaries of every county on the map. Or detailed coordinate data. As is, someone could trace the map you provided, but the result would risk being inaccurate, even if the text was more readable. Powers (talk) 02:34, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
I may be able to find a higher quality map it may take me a few days to locate it though--Dcheagle 18:38, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
I have found a Higher quality map--Dcheagle 02:18, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
That's about as high quality a scan as possible for that particular map. My point, though, was that a) it will take a long time to trace it and b) even so there will be some errors inherent in the tracing, simply because it is coming from a tracing and not from actual geophysical data. Powers (talk) 02:17, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
It may be useful to simply take the Oklahoma county map and highlight all the counties that are depicted in that historical map. Dominic (talk) 06:10, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
That Could work the only problem that I would see with doing that is that the upper counties dont quite match up with there counter parts on the Sequoyah map. Comes close though which would be fine with me, at this point I'm looking for any thing that would work.--Dcheagle 01:12, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

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Numidia-moved from illustration lab[edit]

Request: English version please... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 05:12, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Have you tried SVGtranslate? -- πϵρήλιο 13:56, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Not a tech guy, so I wouldn't dare.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:00, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Doesn't look like it requires much in the way of technical knowledge. Just provide the appropriate translations for each text tag -- which is something you'll probably need to do anyway to get this request done, as otherwise you'll have to wait for someone proficient in Spanish willing to take the time to research proper translations. Powers (talk) 18:13, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

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Korridor train[edit]

Request: I'm asking if somebody can create a new image, representing the rail way path from Innsbruck to Lienz, passing through Italy. I don't know how to do it, but the example image may help a volounteer... Thanks in advance. Llorenzi (talk) 17:36, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Today I try to it by using for the background Google Maps-For-Free. What do you think about it? --Llorenzi (talk) 15:24, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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w:Greater Sacramento Area[edit]

Request: I'm trying to make an image for w:Sacramento metropolitan area. The area in yellow on the California map has nearly every county but there's one in Nevada as well; w:Douglas County, Nevada. In the cluster of smaller counties on the middle left of Nevada, it is the bottom left one (hopefully that makes sense) and it should be labeled "Douglas" in the same font that's used on the California map. I think leaving the Sacramento Area yellow/golden would be fine, but if we could make the rest of the counties' labels go away and then cut out anything above Butte, below San Joaquin, and anything to the right (east) of a couple counties from Douglas that would be amazing (to limit scope to this area but give a small amount of context). If you have a better idea to try to do this that would look better, I'm open to suggestions. I tried doing this on Inkscape today but was very unsuccessful. :( --Killiondude (talk) 01:25, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

How about the above PNG as a guide? I'd do it myself but I don't have any spare time at the minute. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 11:09, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
As a guide for where Douglas County is, that's a good idea! Thanks for at least reading my request. :) Hopefully someone with enough time and graphic talent can piece this together. :) Killiondude (talk) 03:15, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

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Poland 1939-1941[edit]

Request: English version, please... --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 18:45, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): If you can provide translations, I can make an english version Richardprins (talk) 17:07, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Gothic map[edit]

Request: Put it with the Gothic names, as mentioned at (and perhaps color it). --User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 19:02, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): If you have a text editor (I recommend w:Notepad++, using the "XML" language option), you should be able to do this easily yourself - just fill in text by the abbreviations near the top of the file. I'd do it myself, but I can't seem to get any of the fonts for Gothic to install properly on my computer, so I can't even see the proper names, let alone reproduce them. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 07:35, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Blank Map of France, with Communes bw.svg[edit]

Request: There are ugly lines on the map (PNG versions), although you won't see them if you open the file directly (SVG version). How can I delete those lines? --Monsieurbecker (talk) 19:20, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Need a map version with English language labels[edit]

Request: Please add the borders of Morocco and Kosovo. --Liam987 (talk) 17:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Map of Rio de Janeiro's east side[edit]

Request: This map was extracted from OpenStreetMap and it seems to have some flaws, maybe non-valid code. It turned out to be very difficult to edit. I cannot see objects outside the page borders (on Inkscape) and is very hard to change the highways color, for example. Could someone take a look at it? Best regards; Felipe Menegaz 01:50, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): @Felipe Menegaz: It' s a very complex map with a LOT OF information and very heavy to work with. There is a clipping or a mask which has to be released to get to the things outside the page. You could probably find the roads by searching for there colors and change them in that way. But to me the main question is, Do you REALLY need a map with all that information?
Would it not be better to make a map with just the content you need? --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:03, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

blank map, or Arabic[edit]

Request: Can you please provide an Arabic version of these files, if not then a blank version and i'll add the Arabic text, thank you--باسم (talk) 15:56, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Portuguese translation request for East Timor images[edit]

Hi! There are two East Timor-related images in English:

Here is a guide for what needs to be changed to make them into Portuguese:

Atauru (Wetar)->Ataúro (Wetar)
Northern Tetun -> Tétum do norte
Southern Tetun -> Tétum do sul
Other names of the languages ​​do not change
Austronesian Languages->Idiomas austronesianos
No datas available->Não há datas disponíveis
Languages of East Timor->Línguas do Timor-Leste
Papuan Languages->Línguas de Papua-Nova Guiné
Minority Language->língua minoritária
National language->Idioma nacional

I thank User:Érico Júnior Wouters for the translations.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 01:38, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

One of the German editors uploaded the Portuguese of File #2 (but it still needs a Portuguese description). File #1 has not yet been translated. WhisperToMe (talk) 22:57, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

bad quality map[edit]

Request: Please have a look at this one. It has really low quality and is in use. Feel free to either reupload or create a new file. --McZusatz (talk) 20:11, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

  • Without some source of map data, I'm not sure how much can be done to improve the quality. Powers (talk) 03:03, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
McZusatz, do you feel the map relates in some way to File:Kingdom of Albania.png or File:Kingdom of Albania in 1368 AD.png ? Is there a visual description anywhere on the internet that I can use, or another way to work it out, from a previous territory from which it inherited its borders ? Penyulap 22:47, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

French language maps[edit]

Request: Please make English versions of these maps. Here is a key of what to use:

  • Micronésie -> Micronesia
  • Melanésie -> Melanesia
  • Hawaï -> Hawaii
  • Île de Pâques) -> Easter Island
  • Îles de la société -> Society Islands
  • Fidji -> Fiji
  • Nouvelle-Zélande -> New Zealand
  • États-Unis et Canada -> United States and Canada
  • Taïwan -> Taiwan
  • Indonésie -> Indonesia
  • Moyen-Orient -> Middle East

Also for map #1 please change incorrect spellings to correct ones:

  • Micronesie -> Micronésie
  • Melanesie -> Melanésie
  • Ile de Paque -> Île de Pâques
  • Iles de la société -> Îles de la société

Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 05:04, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


Request: Translate Chinese labels into English. If possible, please upload as SVG. The creator User:玖巧仔 does not exist anymore, but the image is used at zh:User_talk:Jason22, he might be able to help. --Chrishelenius (talk) 16:32, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:

do you know where there is a map out on the web that shows the information you'd like ? probably best to answer on my talkpage in case i don't check here. Penyulap 21:30, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Persian version of University of Texas ethnographic map of Iran[edit]

Request: Please make a person version of the English map above. Here are some terms to use:

Persian equivalents
English Persian
Yerevan ایروان
Armenia ارمنستان
Baku باکو
0 ۰
100 ۱۰۰
200 ۲۰۰
Kilometers کیلومتر
Miles مایل
Boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative مرزهای نمایش‌داده‌شده لزوماً معتبر نیستند
Uzbekistan ازبکستان
Turkmenistan ترکمنستان
Turkey ترکیه
Caspian Sea دریای خزر
Ashgabat عشق‌آباد
Orumiyeh ارومیه
Tabriz تبریز
Ardabil اردبیل
Azerbaujan-e Gharbi آذربایجان غربی
Azerbayjan-e Sharqi آذربایجان شرقی
Rasht رشت
Gilan گیلان
Sari ساری
Mazandaran مازندران
Gorgan گرگان
Golestan گلستان
Mashhad مشهد
Kordestan کردستان
Sanandaj سنندج
Zanjan زنجان
Qazvin قزوین
Tehran تهران
Semnan سمنان
Kermanshah کرمانشاه
Hamadan همدان
Markazi مرکزی
Arak اراک
Qom قم
Semnan سمنان
Khorasan خراسان
Ilam ایلام
Lorestan لرستان
Khorramabad خرم‌آباد
Esfahan اصفهان
Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari چهارمحال و بختیاری
Shahr-e Kord شهرکرد
Yazd یزد
Khuzestan خوزستان
Ahvaz اهواز
Khorramshahr خرمشهر
Abadan آبادان
Yasuj یاسوج
Kohgiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad کهگیلویه و بویراحمد
Shiraz شیراز
Fars فارس
Kerman کرمان
Zahedan زاهدان
Sistan va Baluchestan سیستان و بلوچستان
Afghanistan افغانستان
Pakistan پاکستان
Bushehr بوشهر
Hormozgan هرکمزگان
Bandar 'Abbas بندر عباس
Baghdad بغداد
Iraq عراق
Kuwait کویت
Saudi Arabia عربستان سعودی
Persian Gulf خلیج فارس
Strait of Hormuz تنگهٔ هرمز
Gulf of Oman دریای عمان
Arabian Sea دریای عرب
Doha دوحه
Qatar قطر
Abu Dhabi ابوظبی
United Arab Emirates امارات متحدهٔ عربی
Oman عمان
Muscat مسقط
Shia شیعه
Sunni سنی
Persian فارس
Azeri آذری
Kurd کرد
Arab عرب
Lur لر
Baloch بلوچ
Qashqai قشقایی
Turkmen ترکمن
Gilaki گیلکی
Mazandarani مازندرانی
Talysh تالش
Other غیره
Sparsely populated کم‌جمعیت
Province boundary مرز استان

If you need more Persian (of the surrounding countries?) Please let me know and I will add more or ask a Persian speaker for the Persian

--WhisperToMe (talk) 16:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Greater Goa[edit]

Hi, I intend to create an article on the concept of a Greater Goa. I would greatly appreciate it if someone would take the trouble to create the following maps for me:

  • A similar map highlighting the territory of Greater Goa, that includes mainland Goa, as well as the following areas: the Maharashtrian district of Sindhudurg; and the talukas of Karwar, Joida, and Haliyal in the Karnatakan district of Uttara Kannada. Goa must be highlighted in cream, Sindhudurg in red, and the Karnatakan talukas in orange.
  • A closeup of the map showing all the districts as well as the major towns, similar to this one. Again, Goa must be highlighted in cream, Sindhudurg in red, and the Karnatakan talukas in orange.

Thanks. Joyson Prabhu Holla at me! 20:24, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

SVG map needing 3 insets[edit]

Request: Can you please add 3 insets for the map? One for the very crowded Polk County area in the center of the map, one for the two somewhat-crowded Linn/Johnson county areas in the center-right of the map, and one for Scott county area on the far right of the map? I'm trying to number these legislative districts (see this reference), but these 3 areas are just too crowded to number meaningfully.

The appropriate details are already in the map - they just need to be copied and blown up. Unfortunately, at their current size, they are only visible when you zoom in, which doesn't work so well for use in Wikipedia articles. --– Philosopher Let us reason together. 16:31, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

In light of the above section, I suppose I should point out that I need the result to retain the .svg formatting, both for accuracy and because I often edit the file via a text editor in addition to Inkscape. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 16:34, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Few things you can do it yourself with a text or XML editor: to me the map needs to double the scale at least which can be done by changing width="600" height="388.04162677065" in the header SVG element to width="1200" height="776" viewBox="0 0 600 388". You can further multiply the width and height values because the native dimension is already defined in the viewBox property. Also the numbers in the regions should be colored white or light grey because blue has low contrast to black. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 02:57, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Egypt's governorates[edit]

Request: The borders of Egypt's governorates are in quite urgent need of updating. They were significantly modified in the 2000s, but the up-to-date maps are available only in Arabic and in a non-SVG format. It would be greatly appreciated if you could update the SVG which are in current use on most versions of Wikipedia. The new maps were drawn by our colleague user:Faris knight, and he has government sources for the maps he drew (and plenty of other well-sourced historical maps of Egypt; he is an avid geographer).

I apologise for not being able to do this myself yet. Thank you kindly. --عبد المؤمن (talk) 18:58, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

  • As requested, here are some official sources. You will not find the old map on any official (or non-official Arabic) website. 1 2 - I am grateful for your response to this request since it is quite important.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 00:24, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I would like to have a source apart from a Wikipedia map, then I will update the Egypt map. Is there a link to a government source? NNW (talk) 11:35, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Translating an SVG map or Corel Draw map[edit]

Request: I would like to make a translation of the above map but I found out the text in the map does not seem to be real text (i.e. editable) but merely another curve. I contacted the author and he/she kindly supplied the original Corel Draw map but I could not find a Linux program to try and edit the text there either. I would be grateful if someone could let me know if there is a way to extract the text in the map (either from the SVG or from the Corel Draw version) as real text (ready to copy and paste) so that I can try and translate it. Thank you very much in advance.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 19:19, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

If text is once transformed into a path it is impossible to revert this action. That means it is impossible to copy/paste the lettering as wanted. maxxl2   - talk 09:58, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
A pity, that will complicate things a lot. Thanks for confirming anyway.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 14:44, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Here, I made a blank map, just overlay the text same as they use in the other maps, like locator maps and so on. Probably the help desk can tell you about text overlay. That will make it easy for editors to translate it by cutting and pasting into their preferred languages. The last few blank maps I have made are being used this way, so look at my recent uploads and then follow links through to the articles to view the code other people are using. Penyulap 15:40, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Unfortunately my main concern was not getting a blank map (there was one already here though it is not exactly the same) but getting the text so I could copy and paste it into some automatic translator (I do not speak or read Russian) as a first step towards making a Spanish version of the map (the translations tend to be rather bad but they always speed up the process). Thanks for the map anyhow, I will use it as a base for my version though the problem of getting the text recognized as text still remains for me...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 15:57, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure you know what I mean, I'll explain more on your talkpage... Penyulap 12:26, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Paraguay visa upon arrival[edit]

Request: Paraguay now asks for visa upon arrival, no longer asks for visas prior to arrival to us citizens --Ottojad (talk) 02:06, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Like this ? remember to hold down the shift key and click refresh. Penyulap 10:01, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Map in page 100[edit]

Request: can you please create a map like this one in page 100?--باسم (talk) 23:10, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Christian Majority Countries[edit]

Request: Hello ! Madagascar must be in red (75% are Christian). However, the Netherlands are no longer in red (see en:Religion in the Netherlands). Thank you. --Mightymights (talk) 14:55, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I did not find sources about 75% of Madagascar, can you provide some? -- Fulvio 314 18:35, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Eastern Hemisphere and the Greco-Persian Wars[edit]

Request: Can you please make a blank version of the 1st map, i'll translate it later. As for the 2nd can you provide an Arabic version of it? Here is a guide for the 2nd [2]. Thank you --باسم (talk) 17:15, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Like this for the first one ? That was complex (or maybe I was doing too much at the same time).

For corrections, because there are artefacts from the text, and lots of them contrary to the first glance, just upload a version of the blank map with brushmarks in the places that need re-doing and I'll redo. Just any old marks will do. Penyulap 21:09, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

The second one needs someone into svg. Is it just a matter of pasting the text from one image into the other ? Penyulap 04:52, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, most of it, the problem is that paint layers used to cover the non-editable text don't blend with the background. I'll upload the image so u'll see--باسم (talk) 14:08, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Eriophorum angustifolium distribution map[edit]

Request: Can somebody create a map of the distribution of Eriophorum angustifolium using this map as a guide? File:Utricularia distribution.svg is a great example of how this simple enough map could (or should) look. 15:39, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

TV introduction world map[edit]

Request: This image was extracted from File:2008 Xingjiang attack.svg per description, but about disputed areas it doesn't reflect any border in reality, and randomly drawn lines are used as border line in disputed areas, instead of claims from either side. Some decision should be made... whether we want to include disputed areas or not in similar maps. Liangent (talk) 11:56, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Everyone has their own idea about where borders should be, I think I should have a kingdom and confine all the nasty people to the Arctic circle, but for some reason all my serfs are pretending not to recognise me as their Ruler, what can you do.. Back on Earth it's about the same around the world, so just pick a map you like somewhere on the Internet that has the borders you'd like us to draw, point to it, and we'll use it as the source for a new map. Or ask for several for the different factions, governments, rebels, hairdressers and regimes involved. We can make all of them for you.

Commons tries not to choose which country is correct, we just make maps for everyone. What would you like made 1st ? Penyulap 12:16, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't really care which source is used, but its current status is not citing any source (some source is provided, but the map is not mapped according it). Liangent (talk) 12:23, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
well, I can see what you mean, it looks like the svg was edited in a simplified manner. I don't do svg, if PNG or JPG is ok for you I can do it immediately. As for 'disputed areas in or out' that is up to the requester, that's you :) so if you want one or both for an article somewhere, just ask. Which way they belong is up to the editors of the article on whatever project it is. Penyulap 13:03, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Like this? Penyulap 13:33, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Bad day[edit]

I made this image to highlight this park. The circle doesn't show well in the infobox at w:Syringa Provincial Park though. I spelt the park wrong in the file name. Should I just do a darker circle or is it easy to make a map that shows the borders? Here are some links that show the location better.--Canoe1967 (talk) 19:52, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Location maps Philippines[edit]


Can derivative maps be made of these two, showing more of the east and west to create an image with an aspect ration of 1:1? Thanks. -- P199 (talk) 16:42, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

The relief map can't be expanded without access to the underlying relief data. Have you considered asking the author, User:Carport? Powers (talk) 14:23, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
  • No reply from the original author. Maybe the plain map can be done for now? --P199 (talk) 15:01, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

What about these maps?

Hellerick (talk) 16:37, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. goran tek-en
  • Looks good. Thanks! --P199 (talk) 13:02, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Introducing new {{Map}} template[edit]

Introducing new {{Map}} template. Please come and help designing and developing it. --Jarekt (talk) 13:40, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

New Request[edit]

Article(s): [[]]


A Mercator map that don't have huge dot to represent microstates/small countries and centered at Asia (150°E)--$200inaire (talk) 00:56, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

SVG blank map of the world in 1938[edit]

For use in various articles on interwar period.


A blank SVG map of the world in 1938, just before German annexation of Austria. There is one (for 1937, but no major changes in borders took place in between, iirc) in PNG, but it awkward to modify and use. --Saə (talk) 14:29, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I have made a map for 1937. Is it okay?
1937 world map (Winkel tripel projection).svg
Hellerick (talk) 08:23, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Need a map of the Kakatiya Empire in India[edit]



Hi, would someone be kind enough to make a map detailing the borders of the Kakatiya Empire at its height?

The maps for reference can be found in these google books:



Graphist opinion(s):

You haven't signed your request which would have been great.
The first link is broken so please correct that, and what kind of map do you want. Just lines like your second link or what?
Would also be great if you told me where in India this was?
If you want me to fulfill this request provide me with the needed information, and send me a message and I will do it. Thanks --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:48, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

SVG topographic map of the British Isles[edit]

Article(s): A map from which further maps can be adapted for use in any geography article concerning Britain and/or Ireland.


A topographic map of the United Kingdom of quality as good as those illustrated above. The "Scotland topographic map-en.svg" above is actually just a vector layer above a raster map, hence its vast size. The "SeaHebrides TheMinch map-fr.svg" in contrast has the relief vectorised also. If anyone is skilled enough and has time enough to vectorise all the British Isles like that, we would have a resource at a reasonable file size from which other maps could be adapted. (Is someone already doing that?) --Hogweard (talk) 21:04, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Blank topographic map of the British Isles.svg
What about this one? Hellerick (talk) 08:44, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Crumbs, that's good, and fast. Well done you. Hogweard (talk) 19:59, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. User:goran_tek-en

Creation of a new map.[edit]

Article(s): fr:Triffa


I would like to request the creation of a map of the Triffa plain in Morocco. Please see the map here: . I would like to add it to the article on the French wiki first of all, then later create one in the English Wikipedia. This is the location of the PGI designation for the agricultural region where the Berkane clementines are grown. An approximate Open Street Map of the area is here: --Oaktree b (talk) 03:50, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

@Oaktree: Based on the information you provide above it's really hard for someone without local/special knowledge to know what area you mean and we are graphists so we are not likely to have your special knowledge of this subject. I don't understand what you mean by "PGI designation"? You would also have to inform about what type of map you would like. Just the area, rivers, part of the whole Morocco and so on. It's always good if you can show an example of what you would like also, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:25, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Coordinate fix or new pair of maps needed for Location maps of Mari El[edit]

Article(s): Used as basis for Location maps for this region, which is used e.g. as dynamical map in Finnish Wikipedia article fi:Marin tasavalta. Same base maps are used in location map templates in most major languages of wikipedia, like in en:Template:Location map Russia Mari El.


There is something wrong with coordinates of this particular map, maybe projection or similar is wrong. As a result of this locations of cities like en:Kozmodemyansk are misplaced. In reality this city is on the southern bank of en:Volga River (or en:Cheboksary Reservoir), not on the northern bank. I could not find any clear error with the borders of this (these) map(s) (originally I noticed this problem already in February 2013), so simple relocation of borders or scaling does not fix the problem. Maybe somebody could generate a new pair of maps, which could be used to replace the erroneous ones in location map templates?

--Paju (talk) 23:46, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

I tried to fix it but it is senseless. It has to be rotated, perhaps it has even got a wrong projection. This has to be made anew. NNW 10:56, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
It seems like a neat conic equidistant projection to me. I think I can do it. Hellerick (talk) 06:14, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I remade the template for Russian wikipedia. Not perfect, but it seems better now (see here). I am not sure how to change the templates in other wikis. Hellerick (talk) 07:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Could you explain more clearly, what was changed? Is there some equation used for x and y now, instead of giving border coordinates of the map (previous approach)? The new Russian template included type=custom instead of border coordinates. But the way location information (lat, lon) is exactly processed, is not shown there template. I'd be happy to try to test this new approach and if all is ok, change the (template used in fiwiki). To be able to do this, I would appreciate if explanation or equation how x and y are calculated/plotted now would be included, either here or as a comment in the ruwiki template. --Paju (talk) 17:26, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
All you had to do was to click x and y in the template. The formulas for them are kept at separate sub-pages. Hellerick (talk) 03:43, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately, that approach stops short, does not work ok. When trying these hyperlinks, an error message " Перейти к: навигация, поиск Ошибка выражения: неопознанный символ пунктуации «{» " appears. On the category page of ruwiki for such coordinates, there are also several other examples which do not open properly. Instead, error message reports about code structure (*, {, or similar character). Possibly there is some coding typo? However, some like ПозКарта Африка/x behave well. --Paju (talk) 11:18, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
FYI: Even though hyperlink does not work, opening x and y in editor allows me to read the equations used.--Paju (talk) 11:34, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Location map template used in fiwiki has been updated and fix works ok. Thank you! It is suggested that Other wikis could update their Location maps as well.--Paju (talk) 12:22, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

adding US state borders to world map[edit]

Just need one of the following:

Article(s): en:Same-sex marriage, en:LGBT adoption, and related articles


Could we have the borders of the 48 contiguous US states fitted to File:BlankMap-World6.svg? We've been adding them one by one to the maps above, but there are enough of them now that the distortions we've introduced are starting to interfere with each other.
As a secondary priority, state boundaries for Mexico and Australia may prove useful in the next couple years, but the hack job I've done is good enough for now.
If you work on the blank world map, I can copy it over to the other two myself (assuming I can copy & paste from it in Inkscape). If there already is a version of this map w subnational boundaries, please just point it out and I'll take it from there. --Kwamikagami (talk) 23:05, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

It's a problem that the other maps we have with all the states has another point of center, projection and so on. There is this file BlankMap-USA-states-Canada-provinces, HI closer, is that what you want regarding the 48 states of US?
It doesn't really fit so I'm not sure what to do. I might be able to tweak it in, but then it wont be accurate (if there is such a thing with maps).
This is a blank base map so I think we should do it really accurate. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:25, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I was looking for. I thought you might know the point-of-center and projection, and could therefore adjust another map to fit. If you can't, then we might as well stick with the hack job I'm doing. Kwamikagami (talk) 08:25, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't but maybe someone else does. So if you don't get any other response or you decide to do it your self please close this request. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:31, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Cambridge electoral wards[edit]

Article(s): en:Cambridge


Can someone please vectorise en:File:CambridgeWards.png and not use Comic Sans (argh)? Where can one check if the boundaries are still valid? --cmglee (talk) 12:15, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Here we have a blank map of Cambridge wards already. If you like to check the boundaries, check the data from Ordnance survey. After your check and your ok, the text will be inserted. --Maxxl2 - talk 08:01, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Maxxl2 - talk 09:09, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done --Maxxl2 - talk 13:13, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Maxxl2. I've combined it with Cambridge-Openstreetmap-08-06-13.svg and fixed the spelling of "Newnham". cmglee (talk) 16:19, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

close up needed[edit]

Article(s): en:Haryana en:Indian general election, 2014 (Haryana) and many more.


can i get a close up for the coloured state in svg. --Khushank94 (talk) 08:04, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Here you are: Haryana map --Maxxl2 - talk 08:13, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
The borders in this map shows district but i need constituencies as in File:Lok Sabha constituencies of India.png
I would also prefer if you can convert File:Lok Sabha constituencies of India.png as a whole in svg -Khushank94 (talk) 08:57, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Lok Sabha Constituency maps required[edit]

Article(s): en:Category:Lok Sabha constituencies in Odisha


Need 21 individual maps for the Lok Sabha constituencies In Odisha. The reference map may be found at Parliamentary constituencies of Odisha and Odisha Schedule. --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 08:10, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Uzbekistan map[edit]

Article(s): Uzbekistan


The map of Uzbekistan is a complete mess, please fix it or upload a new version. --WhyHellWhy (talk) 00:22, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed. Hellerick (talk) 04:05, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Sikkim Legislative Assembly constituencies map[edit]

Article(s): en:Sikkim Legislative Assembly, en:Sikkim Legislative Assembly election, 2014, Sikkim, and other sikkim election related articles


This image used right now is copyrighted and does not follow map guidelines. Remove rivers and National Highway 31A. Keep Numbers of constituencies.One image without colors to derive result maps also need. Need new SVG image. Can be used multiple times at elections for representing results. Original map is here: 1--Nizil Shah (talk) 09:02, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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Article(s): Ukraine


Please make three maps of Ukraine on the new and more accurate map of Europe, one with Crimea, one with Crimea disputed, and one without Crimea. Also add dark grey for Europe and light grey for Asia on the new maps. --WhyHellWhy (talk) 00:38, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

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Orthographic maps[edit]


Please remove the antarctic claims, these do not belong to a neutral named orthographic projection map. I'll upload the old version under a new name then. --Denniss (talk) 17:19, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 17:54, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Dennis I trust that you will upload the ones with the claims as new file as I uploaded as new version. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:10, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Translate File:British Isles.svg into Malay language[edit]

Article(s): Kepulauan British (en)


Translate the file into bahasa Melayu (ms)... --26 Ramadan (talk) 01:09, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
English (en) Malay (ms)
North Atlantic Ocean Lautan Atlantik Utara
Shetland Islands Kepulauan Shetland
North Ronaldsay Ronaldsay Utara
Orkney Islands Kepulauan Orkney
South Ronaldsay Ronaldsay Selatan
Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) Hebrides Luar (Kepulauan Barat)
North Uist Uist Utara
South Uist Uist Selatan
Barra Island Barra
North Sea Laut Utara
Inner Hebrides Hebrides Dalam
Coll Island Coll
Rathlin Island Rathlin
Tony Island Tony
Farne Islands Kepulauan Farne
Northern Ireland Ireland Utara
Isle of Man Pulau Man
Irish Sea Laut Irish
Clew Bay Islands Kepulauan Teluk Clew
Aran Islands Kepulauan Aran
Republic of Ireland Republik Ireland
Holy Island Pulau Holy
Lundy Island Lundy
Celtic Sea Laut Celtic
English Channel Selat Inggeris
Isles of Scilly Kepulauan Scilly
Isle of Portland Pulau Portland
Isle of Wight Pulau Wight
miles batu

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✓ Done Let me know if I missed any or if you want any more words translated. The translation is achieved using <switch> elements; use [[File:British Isles.svg|lang=ms]] to make it appear on a page. NikNaks talk - gallery - wikipedia 03:08, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

assembly constituencies map[edit]

Article(s): 1, 2, 3 and en:Elections in Haryana


can you please make a empty and a same coloured map from this or probably File:India Haryana locator map.svg(but this shows parliamentary not assembly constituencies)--Khushank94 (talk) 13:39, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

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Add heading for request here![edit]

Article(s):zh:美国缉毒局 & en:Drug Enforcement Administration to replace. Add to other language Wikis.


1) The map linked above is out of date by a bit. A more modern, updated map is on the Justice Department's website. Both maps are PD-USGov, but both are of poor quality. I'm hoping one of you skilled volunteers can make a US map with the DEA divisions properly included from the Justice Department source. Thanks in advance for your consideration. TLSuda (talk) 02:18, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: I tried it myself, see above, but it didn't turn out so well. Maybe you can do much better? TLSuda (talk) 01:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:22, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
It's hard to do a map that works for all different occasions and in every size, it's really impossible. It all depends on how it's going to be used, the purpose, how to expose it and what the viewer is using to view it etc. I don't know any of this really so I have made a draft that works in 100% or larger, also smaller to some degree. It's transparent in the background at this time but maybe there should be a background color. Also I did put in the names instead of having a separate legend. Very often I prefer this if it's possible. It's made as a svg image so it can be easier to edit in the future and to enlarge if needed.
A draft to give feedback on --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:52, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Oh my! That's absolutely fantastic! Let me know when you upload it, I'd like to use it in a bunch of places. Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 15:02, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
TLSuda Now you can find it here Drug Enforcement Administration.
If you don't want your version to be used then you should put it up for removal. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:05, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done

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North Hesse[edit]


I need a map from North Hesse, this map overhead isn't from North Hessen, but Regierungsbezirk Kassel. The districts Landkreis Hersfeld-Rotenburg und Landkreis Fulda aren't in North Hesse, but Eastern Hesse. Yours faithfully -- Feuermond16 (talk) 10:41, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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Die richtige Stelle für deine Anfrage wäre die Kartenwerkstatt in der deutschen WP -- Maxxl² - talk 10:12, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Da habe ich auch schon angefragt, leider bis jetzt ohne Erfolg. Gruß -- Feuermond16 (talk) 11:36, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Dann sprich doch bitte den Autor der Datei NNW direkt an. Nach meiner sehr positive Erfahrung hat er noch nie eines seiner "Kinder" im Stich gelassen. Er hilft bestimmt. Da bin ich ganz sicher. -- Maxxl² - talk 11:50, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Danke, werde ich machen! In der Grafikwerkstatt hatte ich ja auch eine Anfrage gestellt, mal gucken was daraus wird. -- Feuermond16 (talk) 12:34, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Idrisids-eng.PNG into SVG for easy translation[edit]

Article(s): es:Sijilmasa


I would be grateful if someone could turn the above map into SVG. My goal is to translate the SVG into Spanish for use in the Spanish Wikipedia (in one article so far, probably more in the future).--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 14:22, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): I'm sorry Rowanwindwhistler but I have to withdraw my Taken. I have run into some private problems. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:02, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

No problem at all, thank you indeed for volunteering anyhow!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 16:03, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Rowanwindwhistler Hi!, I tried to help you creating the vector version of this map. I learned just few days ago to use Inkscape so I'm not very good but I think it coul fit. The colors are little more vivid. Let me know if there is something wrong --Nastoshka (talk) 18:01, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the map!! I have made a few changes based on it (putting each territory into its own layer, changing the colours and the font and joining together some objects) but it is just what I needed. I will be uploading the Spanish version in a moment now. I think we can consider it solved. Many thanks for the effort!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 20:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok No problem. I'm going to upload a new version with the same colors also for the english version.

✓ Done

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South Russia travel maps[edit]

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voy:Southern Russia and all the other voy linguistic versions


Hi, If I do not disturb, I'd like to request an update of this map in order to include also the Crimean Peninsula, now included in all wikivoyage articles about Southern Russia. It should not take much time. We have a larger map from which you should be able to derive the new map with Crimea. Both files are svg verions, so you already have colours, keys and labels. The only missing labels are those of Crimea. Once we have the new svg map it will be easy to update also the png maps --Nastoshka (talk) 12:17, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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✓ Done Hellerick (talk) 02:48, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
My congratulations. Very nice work! I've just added the italian labels into a further level. Thanks!--Nastoshka (talk) 07:54, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
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Syntax validation of Historical map of algeria.svg[edit]

Article(s): es:Rostomitas


Hello, I was trying to upload a Spanish translation of the above map but the upload wizard claims it is corrupted. As I just removed some apparently layers and changed the text I suspect the corruption was already there in the above version. Could someone let me know if the map is indeed corrupt or if we have some validation tool for SVG that tell me what is wrong? I am sorry if this is not the right place to ask, I am not 100% sure...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 07:20, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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I've cleaned the code. Please try again. -- Maxxl² - talk 09:41, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Excellent, thank you! The new map works and I could upload the new Spanish version. Many thanks for your help--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 10:03, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
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SVG syntax problem in 2 maps[edit]

Article(s): es:Mehmet Alí & others


I have made Spanish versions of the above files (here and here) but neither the old or the new wizard will allow me to upload the maps. There must be something wrong in the original files that prevents the uploading. Could someone please check what that may be and upload my translations so that they can be used in the Spanish articles of Wikipedia? Thank you in advance.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 22:24, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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SVG version for easy translation[edit]

Article(s): es:Irán,es:Imperio mongol,es:Ilkanato,es:Qarajanida,es:Corasmia,es:Jorezmitas,es:Invasión mongola de Corasmia,es:Anexo:Imperios por superficie


Turn the above map into SVG so that it can be translated. I would like to create a Spanish translation of the new SVG version to use in many Spanish articles where the English version is currently being used. Thank you. --Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 22:28, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Map of Corfu Channel[edit]

Article(s): en:Corfu Channel incident, en:Corfu Channel case


I'm hoping to have a detail produced from this map, focused on the northern part of the Corfu Channel. I'm thinking cropped to Saranda in Albania in the north; Gouvia on Corfu in the west; Corfu City in the south; and Xarre in Albania in the east. I just don't know enough about working with SVG to trim it while keeping the legend and scale elements. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 01:32, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

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