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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)

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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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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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)

Graphist opinion(s):

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)

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)

Graphist opinion(s):

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

Request: This map is very incorrect, and desprately needs to be recolored so that the map remains true to the real legal status of the substance. Specifically:

The following states are marked as areas where the substance is banned, however, they are not; they have only introduced legislation and they have not been approved yet. I request that a new color be added to the map to represent jurisdictions where legislation is pending and the outcome is not yet known:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Indiana
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Alaska
  • Maryland (Note that Maryland is not colored as a banned jurisdiction like the previous ones)

Additionally, the following areas either are colored wrong, or are not colored at all, when they should be marked as areas where it is banned:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee

I used for reference. Please note that I may have missed a few places, so please double check. The only places that seem to have problems are individual states in the US.

Thank you! --FarnhamJ (talk) 01:42, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

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Need help with a pixelated map[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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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)

Graphist opinion(s):

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)

Graphist opinion(s): The translation tool has moved to but someone will need to provide the translations. I believe I can do one of them. Delphi234 (talk) 02:45, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Spanish English translation
  • Auzia
  • Cirta
  • Sitifis
  • Lambaesis
  • Thamugadi
  • Theveste
  • Thelepte
  • Capsa
  • Siga
  • (Masesilos)
  • DE
  • GAIA
  • (Masilios)
  • DE OF

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)

Graphist opinion(s): @Killiondude: Do you still want this map? If so contact me and I will do it, but probably will need your help along the way, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 07:49, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Europe polar stereographic Caucasus Urals boundary.svg[edit]

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

Graphist opinion(s): Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Silvia eadt (talk): I'm working on it, i'll be finished in a few days. // ✓ Done: That's the best I can do editing the file with the programs I'm able to use, I added the borders but the definition of the image is in a lower detail now.

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)

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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)

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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:

1 (Corrected Link November 2014)


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?
          This is roughly located between 13 degrees N and 20 degrees N and 75 degrees E and 82 degrees E. Lateraldissonance (talk)
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)
@Lateraldissonance: Thanks for that but the first link says that "either it can't show that page or it has reached maximal shows of the book". And what page should it be if it worked?
The second link shows a cover of a book and some information on it, I can't see how to view it and if so what page?
I recommend that you make a screen print of the page/map you mean and send it to me on email from my user page. I really would like to get a map with higher resolution if you have that. I can't do anything until you have sent me the maps, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 11:51, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

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)
"Protected Geographical Indication"[1] Champagne can only come from Champagne. Delphi234 (talk) 02:17, 13 January 2015 (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)

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):

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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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)

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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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Fulvio 314 07:44, 12 October 2014 (UTC) ✓ Done

Corrections to Basilan maps[edit]


Please update the 3 maps above, using these base maps: File:Ph fil basilan.png or File:Basilan Political Map (as of 2011).jpg. Thanks. --P 1 9 9   15:05, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

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Telangana Boundaries[edit]

Article(s): en:Politics of India


Please add Boundaries of newly created Indian State en:Telangana like 2nd image. --Prateek Malviyatalk 04:31, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

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I'm sorry but I don't really understand what you want us to do. I think you have to explain it more in detail. Remember that we have zero knowledge of the subject, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Palghar: Maharashtra's new district[edit]

Article(s): Multiple articles


A new district of en:Palghar district has been created out of the old en:Thane district (the top left most region). Check these references [2],[3] which might be useful to know where Palghar is. In case more info is needed, please ping. Am currently nominating the most used images first. But a large number of images from Category:Locator maps of divisions of Maharashtra and Category:Locator maps of Maharashtra and categories within it would need changing. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 16:58, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

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Ponte Rotto[edit]

Article(s): fr:Nécropole de Ponte Rotto, it:Siti archeologici dell'Italia antica


Could someone create a map like this please? This one is a JPEG, and should be deleted as derivative work. --Yann (talk) 20:15, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

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Have you forgotten to add a link because I can't see which map you want a svg version of? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:51, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Diocese map fixing[edit]

Article(s): Archdiocese of Boston, Diocese of Fall River


Essentially, both maps include a few towns within the respective counties that are in the other diocese. If possible, would it be possible to remove the towns to show that certain towns are linked to the correct dioceses? Thanks! --Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:24, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

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Location maps of South East Asia.svg[edit]

en:2014 AFF Championship, en:2012 AFF Championship, en:2010 AFF Championship, en:SEA Games etc
Please make the location map of South East Asia (one map that consist of all countries in South East Asia Region). This location maps is very important because in that articles the contributors only can use asian location maps. Asian location maps couldn't interpret the location of headquarter, the city of that region, etc. Thank you. --User:Riskykurniawan 07.30, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Kiskirályok uralmi területei.jpg[edit]

Lot of articles on medieval Hungary and Croatia.
It would be nice if there is SVG version that can be easily localized. Just leave Hungarian names, I will translate map to Engish -- Bojan  Talk  04:24, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
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Correction Request: The Armenian Apostolic Church is erroneously colored as being part of the Eastern Orthodox Church, but it is a separate Christian denomination.[edit]


File:Europe religion map.png
File:Europe religion map-ar.png
File:Europe religion map de.png
File:Europe religion map en.png
File:Europe religion map fr.png


The Armenian Apostolic Church is erroneously colored (in red) as being part of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the map File:Europe religion map.png and in all in its different language versions File:Europe religion map-ar.png, File:Europe religion map de.png, File:Europe religion map en.png, File:Europe religion map fr.png etc., which is incorrect because it is a separate Christian denomination. Could you color Armenia and the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in a different color in all these maps? -- IP User (talk) 18:25, 27 December 2014‎ (UTC)

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Subnational entities on world map?[edit]

Many possibilities. I want to use them now on Cape Town Treaty, where the Aircraft protocol does not apply to new brunswick... But it would also enable easier updating of maps in Category:SVG maps of the world with subnational borders, which is now often a specialist work or "breaking the nice svg-code" colouring
There are several world maps that combine information on laws of both national and subnational jurisdictions. For example w:speed limits by country are controlled mostly by federal law, but in certain systems (notably the US) by state law. The need for a second level subdivision is mainly seen for Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. There are several maps that include second level subdivisions of those states (see above), but none of them are easily editable with a text editor as the world maps are. I therefore think that a
  • worldmap based on File:BlankMap-World6.svg
  • with second level subdivisions of Canada, the US, the UK and Australia
  • for which the colouring can be indicated through w:ISO 3166-2 (e.g. w:ISO 3166-2:CA with British Columbia as ca-bc)
  • where the subnational borders can be "switched on" and "switched off"

Would that be possible? Maybe good to start with Canada and from there see how it is working? Thanks in advance! --L.tak (talk) 15:58, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

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Map of Warlord China[edit]

es:Zhang Zuolin. es:Era de los señores de la guerra, possibly others as well
I wonder if someone could make a map putting together the 2 pieces in pages 18 & 19 of this book (public domain as far as I can see) possibly removing the yellowish background too. It shows pretty clearly the main centers of republican China and the main railways at the beginning of the 20th century and I would like to use it in some articles.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 14:32, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
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There is a gap of roughly 10 to 15 pixels missing between the two images. Note the letters No missing at the left side bottom from the right half. Delphi234 (talk) 02:10, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Hmmm, indeed, I had not noticed the missing part. I have found a version that seems to be complete, though. Could this be cropped and "cleaned" to be used in Wikipedia? Thank you.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 09:14, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
I have uploaded this version cleaning up as much as I could...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 10:43, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Even though the source was jpeg, a png would be much better - especially in a cleaned up version - there is nothing that needs to be in a compressed format - and a jpeg introduces artifacts. Delphi234 (talk) 03:10, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I basically cropped the original final removing the frame and tried to remove some "noise" as well, I did not go beyond that, I am sure it can be improved...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 20:11, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Jpeg is a lossy format, and a lot of "noise" is introduced as an artifact just from the compression process. PNG is lossless, so whatever you clean up, stays cleaned up. See {{BadJPEG}} for a link to the article on compression artifacts. Delphi234 (talk) 21:41, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

50m and 80m average wind speed maps[edit]

Wind power, Wind power in XXX
Create maps of average wind speed at 50 m, from Wind Speed At 50 m Above The Surface Of The Earth, for both every country, continent, and for the entire world. Also create a world map of average wind speeds at 80 m. An 80 m map is here. --Delphi234 (talk) 00:37, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
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Extract images from pdf files[edit]

Wind power in XXX
Can someone with access to Acrobat or similar program convert the pdf's to png or jpg from that were created by NREL and are not available in a graphics format (Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, etc.)? These can be uploaded to the Category:Mean wind speed maps, and to the categories Wind speed in XXX where it exists. These were created by an agency of the US Government so can be licensed PD USGOV. I think these are typically around 2,550 × 3,300 pixels. --Delphi234 (talk) 01:15, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
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@Delphi234:I guess you can do that your self. Download the pdf you want. Right click on it and click on open with Gimp. If you don't have Gimp you can download it, it's open source. You will then get a window that will ask you with what resolution you want to open the pdf. I guess you can set it to 200 pixels/in. Then you export the image as x.png and upload it to commons. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:46, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I am a bit overloaded with programs that I have already added, so if someone else has Gimp or Acrobat that would be a big help. Not all of them are needed but the ones that have fairly high average winds would be nice. Or for all of the countries that have wind power categories. Delphi234 (talk) 19:24, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


There are not very many pd svg maps of the US, but I found one to use for these but unfortunately failed to indicate where I found it and have since purged my history. Can anyone identify the source, and confirm if it is indeed PD? It is the same size as the locator maps, and shares id labels (RI_Atlantic_1_ for example), so I am guessing that someone else erred in marking their derivative work PD. If it was possible to do a search for "RI_Atlantic_1_" (and/or "NJ_Atlantic_1_") in all svg files it should be trivial to identify. The locator maps are traced back to File:Map of USA with state names.svg as a source, which does not use that id labeling scheme. Should I just relicense this as CCA and use a different PD map? Delphi234 (talk) 04:27, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

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Maps for Los Santos[edit]

Hi, Map 1: We have this accurate map of Los Santos relief but It is not beautiful. I would like to have a new one shaded relief map to illustrate the relief of this province. Map 2 is a political map of Macaracas in Los Santos province. It is inaccurate but the official map is this. I'd like to replace it with the official one. And lastly, I would like to have this map to illustrate the political division of Tonosí district as well. I'll be grateful if someone with the skills to draw svg maps can help me.

PD: here are some maps from ANAM. Ant here are the political maps of the province. -- 12:00, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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Ahmedabad Metro map[edit]


en:Ahmedabad Metro

Ahmedabad Metro (MEGA) Phase 1 corridors are tweaked with new alignment and more stations. The current image needs update. The new map can be found here on official website: [4] It is PNG image. Please create new SVG image with Commons colour scheme. Regards --Nizil Shah (talk) 20:03, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
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Eastern Front WWI map in SVG[edit]

es:Ofensiva de Gorlice-Tarnów and others

Hello, I wonder if it would be possible to create an SVG version of the map above. My goal is to create Spanish vesions of several related maps ([5], [6], [7] and [8] at least) for the WWI Eastern Front articles in the Spanish Wikipedia (I am preparing the one on Russia which should use them all or most of them at least). Once one of them is available in SVG, the rest should be relatively easy to create, making minor changes on the first one. Thank you.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 11:27, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

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I'm considering to take this but first I want some more info from you. To me it seems very important that one first creates a base map with all the information you need except the battle information. What type of base map do you want, all rivers, all cities and so on as in the jpg image. Do you know any other map that looks something like what you want for base map. Please ping me if you replay to this as the watch doesn't work all the time, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:41, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: I would say all cities, rivers, mountain rages and railway lines should be included as they tend to be relevant to battle descriptions. Maybe some towns could be left out but it would take more time to find out which ones than simply include them all from the original map and then remove them in the derivative maps when not relevant. The base map is indeed the key as I think all other maps for the other periods of the war in this front can more or less be generated easily once that is available. Thank you.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 15:13, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but could you link to a kind of map that are similar to what you want for base map. I don't want to spend a lot of time on a type of map you don't want. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:14, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: the goal is to get something like this that I made from the original raster maps. The same base map was used for others like this one and this one, just by changing the military units, front lines and the like.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 16:54, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that. Two things;
  • those map doesn't follow the map template we try to use but maybe it's different for battle maps.
  • Also if you have done those maps why don't you do this one also, then you know how to do it and you yourself know exactly what you want in it? --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:37, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
It may not follow the map template, I just made it to have a SVG version that I could easily change. I do not make the SVG versions myself basically due to not having time now, I hardly have enough time to write the main article itself where I intend to use the maps...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 05:04, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Time is a factor for us all. If I was to make this then I will use the map template that is used here. That will lead to the problem that it/they will stick out from the rest. So then you people who work with this have to decide if that is OK and in time edit the rest so they all look the same. The other way is to find someone who will do this in the same manner as the rest. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:54, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
What would that template be (to be able to tell if that would be ok as a basis for these maps or if it would take too much work later on)?--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 17:18, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
The template is this one and here are some examples where I have used it on other maps with battles;
Oh, so you mean the symbols used for towns, mountain ranges, rivers, etc would be different from the ones in the raster maps? That would be fine, provided the information in the maps (towns, rivers, railway lines...) is preserved. As the first map in SVG format would be the basis for the others (basically by adding the necessary front lines, military units, etc), in the end all the maps would look similar (all the generated SVG maps, that is, not the SVG maps and the raster maps).--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 04:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 12:35, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@Rowanwindwhistler: The map is not very clear but I have found some others that help me. But still I need your help to find out which lines are roads and railroads, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:23, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Unless I am much mistaken, it seems all lines are reailway lines, no reads are included in this map. Thank you.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 20:35, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
@Rowanwindwhistler: Now there is a first draft of the Base map. You will have to check it thoroughly as the jpg images are very blurry, and specially the following;
  • Names of cities and there spelling, some are impossible to see so I guess.
  • There is so much info in the map that I have dimmed down some stuff. This is just the base and I guess the battle information is the most important.
  • I can just read one river name, if you want them in there you will have to help me with that.
  • I have found another map which is better for some areas and I have used that also. If you want that just tell me and I will share it. Remember this is just a DRAFT so no name is placed exactly, don't check on to small problems. Give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:33, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, it looks very nice indeed. No problem with the names of places and rivers, I can help out find the right spelling. Shall I correct them on the draft and upload it somewhere for you or should I rather make a list of the current spelling and the right one for you change? I can do either, no problem with that. Thank you!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 06:20, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@Rowanwindwhistler: Thanks, I would prefer a list with corrections for names that already are in the draft. For the rivers maybe you have to put them in the draft as it's hard to describe which is which, it's up to you. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:13, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: I have corrected the names of the German and Austrohungarian towns. Sometime today or tomorrow I will check the Russian ones too and add the names of the main rivers. In the end, as I will add the rivers anyway, I am also changing the names of the towns, but I am keeping a list of the changes so that you can easily check which ones I have modified. The modified draft should be ready tomorrow evening at the latest if I get the time to check the remaining names. I will let you know when I am done. Thanks.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 07:26, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: I think I got it after a few changes. The new draft including the checked names is here and the list of changes here. I hope I did not make many mistakes but I cannot rule them out, taking into account the amount of information. Thanks.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 21:14, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
@Rowanwindwhistler: Now I want you to look at this base map so we can agree on if it's ready or not. There is one city all the way up on the shore of Lithuania which doesn't have any name, can you give me that. Check this map and tell me if it's OK or not as base map before I start to add the battle info, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:47, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: the map looks ok to me, I think we can use it as a base as it is. The city you mention (sorry I overlooked it) is Memel. Thanks.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 04:48, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

@Rowanwindwhistler: So now there is a first draft with the battles for you to look at. And here are some questions that I need answers to;

  • In the legend I have put the stuff I think needs to be there. I want you to give me the texts for each number. If you think something doesn't need to be there just put that and I will remove it. But think like someone who has NO knowledge of this topic.
  • In the jpg there are two big blue "squares" First Masurian campaign and Galician Battles. Do you want those also in the map or will you provide that information in info/text for the map/article?
  • There is a number 28 and to parallel lines, what are they and do you want them also in the map?

Give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:38, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: It looks great to me. On your questions:
  • For the legend, I suggest using: 1 & 2 "Central Powers' operations", 3 "Front September 1st", 4 "Front September 26th", 5 I would remove, 6 & 7 "Central Powers' armies", 8 "Central Powers' Corps", 9 "Central Powers' Army", 10 "Russian Army", 11 "Russian Army Group", 12 & 13 "Russian operations", 14 "Russian front (when different from general frontline)", 15 I would remove, 16 & 17 "Russian armies".
  • I think we can leave out those squares and add that data both in the Commons description and in the articles when necessary.
  • Do not include them in the SVG version, they seem to be merely the number of the map in some map series we do not care about here.
Thank you very much for all your efforst so far, the map looks fantastic.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 07:17, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
So now there is new draft for yo to look at. Check it and tell me what to change.
When we are done I will need the following;
  • Name of the file
  • Description
  • Category/ies at commons
to be able to upload it at commons.
If you want the map without the battles also uploaded I will need the same information for that. Give me feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:05, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:
  • I suggest calling it something like "MapOfWWIEasternFrontAutumn1914.svg"
  • "World War I's Eastern Front in the Autumn of 1914."
  • Same as the original map plus "SVG maps showing history in English"
I think it would be a good idea to have the basic map without the military units and moves too. I think:
  • it could be called "MapOfWWIEasternFrontArea.svg"
  • with a description like "Map of the WWI Eastern Front area with main towns, rivers and railway lines".
  • And the same categories as the other map.
Thank you!--Rowanwindwhistler ([[User talk:Rowanwindwhistler|
@Goran tek-en: thank you!! Would it be possible to get the files with the layers in? When it comes to modifying them it makes a world of difference...--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 06:02, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

@Rowanwindwhistler: Uploaded Inkscape files. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:20, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Now you can find them here; --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:30, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Goran tek-en (talk) 13:30, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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Unesco World Sites distribution[edit]

many pages
Please update this map. Currently the map shows an old distribution of World Heritage Sites; so for instance, India is brown while should be pink as it has 32 WHS. A plot with countries and number of WHS can be found here If possible I'd also ask to convert this map into svg. Svg is much easier to update (the list updates almost once a year) and is often used enlarged in the middle of a page. A good idea would be to upload the new file under the name "File:Total WHS (2014).svg" so that we can have more maps showing the differences in UNESCO sites distributions year after year. Thanks --Nastoshka (talk) 01:46, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
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You could use this map as base. It's svg and from the cartographical point of view it's more correct. --Chumwa (talk) 08:26, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Age of Consent[edit]

Add details for Mexico to File:Age of Consent - Global.svg, as was done for the United States and Australia. --Delphi234 (talk) 03:17, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
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