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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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Blank svg map of districts of Turkey[edit]

Article(s): en:Turkey_districts_blank.svg

A blank svg map of Turkey on district level (similar to the [1]). The only district map of Turkey on Wikipedia is this[2], which is a png map.
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.svg Map of World rail gauges needs small correction[edit]

Article(s): List of track gauges

This is an example- The file is used very widely
The map shows blue (for standard gauge) in the North of Ireland. It should be the same green as for the Republic of Ireland as Northern Irish railways use the 1600mm 'Irish' gauge, not 'standard' gauge used in the rest of the UK. File:Rail gauge world.png does not have this error, although the .png versions of the .svg file are also wrong.
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Chotanagpur Map[edit]

Article(s): en:Chota Nagpur Plateau and its translation in other wikis

In Image 1 add dotted lines showing Pok, Gosthana, Chinese and Pakistani Claims as most maps do to maintain neutrality. Images 2 and 3 added for reference --श्रीमान २००२ (talk) 06:21, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
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श्रीमान २००२ What is your request, what do you want to be done. We (graphic workers) have probably zero knowledge of this so you have to be specific when explaining what you want to be done. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:48, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

inset map needs to be replaced by a free map[edit]

Article(s): en:Pite Sami, de:Dumpokjauratj (Wohnplatz), ca:Sami de Pite, sv:Pitesamiska, zh:皮特薩米語

The file a copyrighted inset map. The file should be edited such that the copyrighted part is removed and replaced by a free map of Scandinavia with the relevant region marked.
The file is used on Wikipedia instances in 5 different languages. The "real" map was created by Joshua Wilbur, author of the book which contains the map. Wilbur released it under CC-BY, but he was not aware of the problem with the inset. I can facilitate contact with Wilbur if required. --Jasy jatere (talk) 10:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
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Jasy jatere Your link above is bad in some way so there is nothing to view. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, the map was deleted and no archive exists (or maybe it does). Perhaps @Jasy jatere: can upload the map to Imgur or Google Drive and share it here. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 23:02, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Fix text in SVG file[edit]

Article(s): en:Phnom Penh

I made this map using ArcMap. However, the legend text cannot be viewed in commons. --SovanDara (talk) 05:12, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
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I'm afraid the software has left a load of symbols which can't be read. If you list the names here for me, I can add them to the legend in the correct places. Rcsprinter123 (talk) 17:57, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Change "ISTANBUL" to "CONSTANTINOPLE (ISTANBUL)" on English language and French language Armenian Genocide maps[edit]

Article(s): various

The maps already give the Ottoman-era French/English names for other cities (Adrianople and Smyrna) with their post-1930s French/English names (Edirne and Izmir) in parenthenses. However the Ottoman Empire-era name for Istanbul in French and English, Constantinople, is not given. The name Constantinople should be added. While those cities were known by Turkish names in Turkish (Konstantiniyye and Istanbul in Turkish for the Ottoman capital), it was only in the 1930s that the Turkish names were adopted in French and English, with the US State Department changing to using Istanbul in 1930. (the conventions in Turkish differ so I am not including that version in this request) --WhisperToMe (talk) 21:28, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
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✓ Done 4nn1l2 (talk) 22:06, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you so much! @4nn1l2:, there's two other things I forgot... Elazig was known at the time as Mamuret ül-Aziz and Trabzon was known as Trebizond (Trébizonde in French). Whenever it's convenient, if you wish to apply those changes too you may WhisperToMe (talk) 22:52, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

United Nations regional groups[edit]

Article(s): en:United Nations Regional Groups

The United States is not formally a member of the Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG). Rather, they are an observer and are counted alongside WEOG solely for electoral purposes. (This is a unique case; no other UN member state holds observer status in a regional group.) Given that this map is used on the English and French Wikipedias (and I presume elsewhere) to display group membership, not merely who is counted how for electoral purposes, could the United States be given a lighter shade of that gold-ish colour to reflect that they are an observer? Thanks, 22:03, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
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World maps[edit]

Article(s): en:Geography, en:List of political and geographic borders, en:Lists of countries and territories, en:Region, en:Robinson projection, en:Social science, en:World, en:World Suicide Prevention Day, en:Country, en:World map

Western Sahara
Details of your request go here… I would like these two images to show the border of Western Sahara like in this images: File:Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svg and File:CIA WorldFactBook-Political world.pdf. I changed the images from the ones I mentioned here to the new ones on the English Wikipedia. Another editor reverted my changes to the images due the new map not being neutral. If you look into this for me, that would be helpful. --Interstellarity (talk) 19:36, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
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@Interstellarity: It does not make sense to edit borders on this map, since it is purposely the US (through CIA) vision of the world. And this is well stated both in the title and in the description. For them Western Sahara doesn't exist as country, and the map shows it. I would just close the request. Sette-quattro (talk) 15:16, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: For an up-to-date, neutral world map, what would be the best file to use on Commons or a file that could be uploaded to Commons? I don't think using the factbook's maps is neutral since this is the US's view of the world. Interstellarity (talk) 19:32, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I don't think there is such a thing as a "neutral map". You will always make someone angry. Western Sahara, Crimea, Kashmir, Somaliland to make some examples. I'd rather go with a map highlighting all the disputed areas. The most similar thing is the Natural Earth project, which anyways adopt the "on the ground" policy (territories are assigned to whom controls them) and therefore shows Western Sahara mainly as part of Morocco. If you want i can produce a world map out of that data. Sette-quattro (talk) 20:03, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: Sure, that's fine. Interstellarity (talk) 21:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: How long will it be until the image is complete? I waited 48 hours and no image was published. Did I not wait long enough or does the image take a long time to make? Interstellarity (talk) 21:26, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I do this in the spare time, as volunteer, so i cannot guarantee any delivery date. When i have some time i work on it. Best! Sette-quattro (talk) 08:28, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Agree that there's no such thing as a neutral map, but in this case I don't think there's a need to reinvent the wheel. File:BlankMap-World.svg has the flexibility to be edited in a number of ways. Might take less volunteer time to just edit that rather than create something new. It for example already has shapes for the two portions of Western Sahara. Chipmunkdavis (talk) 14:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
I just want to echo the above comment, I don't think we need another world map. There are already world maps based on Natural Earth sitting on Commons (File:Worldmap_location_NED_50m.svg, File:Hoelzelnaturalearth.png) though I think File:BlankMap-World.svg is an improvement on those and has a lot of options on how to show disputed areas. Kmusser (talk) 17:08, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Afrin offensive (January–March 2018)[edit]

Article(s): هجوم عفرين (يناير–مارس 2018)

Can you please create an Arabic version of this gif file. The translation is as follows:
  • Rajo = راجو
  • Maabatli = معبطلي‎
  • Afrin = عفرين
  • Azaz = أعزاز
  • Tell Rifat = تل رفعت
  • Sawran = صوران‎
  • Deir Jamal = دير جمال
  • Mare' = مارع‎
  • Nubl = نُبُّل
  • Jindires = جنديرس‎
  • Aleppo = حلب
  • Darat Izza = دارة عزَّة
  • Jalameh / Celemê‎ = جلمة
  • Qah = قاح
  • Atmeh = أطمة
  • Meidan Ekbis = ميدان أكبس

Thank you--باسم (talk) 20:30, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

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باسم In that GIF there are 61 layers which each one containing those names with a changing background. So first you have to remove all of those names on all layers and restore the background. Then you have to add the translations. This is really really really a lot of work and the quality of image is not very good. So I'm not sure any one think it would be worth it. This is my reflection and I wanted you to know in case no one picks this request. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 12:48, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: thank you for clarifying this. If nobody was able to translate it then you can archive this request--باسم (talk) 17:24, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
باسم I didn't say that, I only speak for myself. You can leave it open and see if someone picks it. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 18:18, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Map of the administrative divisions of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)[edit]

Article(s): en:North Vietnam, in the future also for en:Northwestern Autonomous Region, en:Việt Bắc Autonomous Region, and en:Lào-Hà-Yên Autonomous Region.

I found this map of the provinces of North Vietnam. A third Autonomous Zone (or "Autonomous Region") exists as can be seen on this Wikimedia Commons map, a second version could be created which includes the Lào-Hà-Yên Autonomous Region which was created after the Northwestern Autonomous Region and the Việt Bắc Autonomous Region.
If possible I would like to have a map created based on the one from and one which also incorporates the Lào-Hà-Yên Autonomous Region. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:40, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:British Somaliland

Could someone please create SVG file of British Somaliland map
Many Thanks… --Siirski (talk) 21:31, 30 May 2021 (UTC)
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Eritrea on Grey–green orthographic projections maps[edit]

Maps by view

Article(s): Various

A number of the Grey–green orthographic projections maps appear to have been generated without Eritrea. I've collected them above, sorted by viewpoint. Presumably the same fix can apply across each viewpoint. It's particularly noticeable for groups 1 and 2, and somewhat for 3 and a couple in the miscellaneous group. For the others the fix is not as important, but included for completeness. I'm hoping that for those familiar with orthographic maps this might be an easy fix, as South Sudan seems to have been possible for many of them. --Chipmunkdavis (talk) 12:27, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
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British territorial waters (Exclusive Economic Zone)[edit]

Article(s): potentially global usage; could supplant any of the maps above. Especially desirable for pages like British territorial waters and British overseas territories

I'd like to request a more detailed world map of the British territorial waters and the territorial waters of the British overseas territories. The present maps don't have any labels and are quite small. It would be ideal if the territories themselves could be made (more) visible using a higher quality standard map. It would be really nice if there's a map for this purpose that shows the depth of the ocean as a relief map, and which has lines of latitude marked (to give an idea of the climate and environment). The territorial waters can be seen here: My preference would be for a full-length Mercator projection (minimally cut off at the poles, to show the whole Antarctic territory and also because of the explicitly nautical purpose). Possibly there could be shading on the areas that are "territorial waters" and "contiguous zones", and the labels would be easily international-izable. Some of these are also "Marine Protected Areas" which could be useful information to incorporate, but not at all essential. I think this should probably be a relatively simple task for someone proficient in the usual cartographic software. Let me know if any more information is necessary; I look forward to seeing wikigraphists in action! GPinkerton (talk) 23:34, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
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Need a correction on a map[edit]

Article(s): File:HotspotHighway.jpg

Raratonga should be Rarotonga and Rurutu should be Arago.
Per en:Arago hotspot that is nowadays the more common term, it seems. The Raratonga thing is just a plain typo fix. --Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 08:52, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
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Neighborhoods in the city of Jaguari[edit]

Article(s): pt:Jaguari

Map of neighborhoods in the city of Jaguari. There are none here. Reference map: --Lord4522 (talk) 12:48, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
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Hayden Bridge Map request[edit]

Article(s): en:User:Tyrone Madera/sandbox/Hayden Bridge (Springfield, Oregon)

Please remove everything from the image except for the map portions, and make the map portions efficiently fit together within the image. Thanks! --Tyrone Madera (talk) 23:17, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
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jason industries inc[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here… -- 18:24, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
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Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:35, 23 July 2021 (UTC)