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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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Location maps of Sri Lanka[edit]

en:Template:Location map Sri Lanka
en:Module:Location map/data/Sri Lanka Northern Province
(more modules to be created)
  1. Replace the topography detail of the existing relief map (2nd file), with that of the more accurate and detailed NASA map (3rd file). (recolouring will be needed)
  2. Sharpen the provincial and district borders with those as shown on files 4 and 5 file 6. These two files are samples only, and are to be deleted.
  3. Fix borders on the relief map (top area - 2nd file).
  4. Make provincial borders thicker than district borders.
  5. Remove the two rivers and reservoirs from the first two maps (see also), and
If needed, you may visit this page to test the accuracy of the country's borders. The placemark's coordinates are very accurate (taken from Google Earth), and shows the extreme ends of the country. Thanks! Rehman 05:33, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
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Sri Lanka adm location map.svg and Sri Lanka rel location map.svg are available now. NNW 21:20, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, NNW! Looks great! Just a few changes, would you be able to remove all the rivers and waterbodies from both new maps, and make the 2nd level (district) borders more lighter (lighter grey)? And instead of just trashing the river details which I just mentioned, would you be able to upload it to a completely new svg file using the topographic background, and including only rivers and 1st level/province borders, but no waterbodies. This will be very useful for the river articles which I am currently working on. Thank you so much for your help. Cheers, Rehman 01:30, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
Deleting all lakes? Some rivers flow through lakes. Sri Lanka adm location map.svg and Sri Lanka rel location map.svg are showing only 1st level borders now, Sri Lanka adm-2 location map.svg and Sri Lanka rel-2 location map.svg 2nd level borders, too, with these borders with a thiner line. All these maps are part of a set of maps which all have to look the same. I can upload further files but they won't have file names related to location maps but you can use them as alternative maps for the template maps. NNW 16:58, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

@NNW: Sorry for the late reply. Please ignore my previous comment. Instead, would you be able to replace File:Sri Lanka location map.svg with File:Sri Lanka adm-2 location map.svg, but removing all the rivers while retaining the water bodies? This is because the current default map:

  • does not have the waterbodies marked properly
  • has no distinction between provinces and district borders
  • and has less sharper borders when compared to the map you created.

Removal of rivers is because:

  • the current map doesn't have rivers
  • not all rivers are mapped
  • having rivers will confuse viewers for borders, and looks too cluttered as well.

Similarly, the same applies to the relief maps (File:Sri Lanka relief location map.jpg and File:Sri Lanka rel location map.svg), but to add district borders as well. Please let me know if this is possible. Thank you, Rehman 14:00, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Sri Lankan province and district location maps[edit]

Article(s): Numerous Sri Lankan articles

Currently only two of the nine provinces and one of the twenty five districts have location maps. It would be great if the remainder also had location maps. I appreciate this is a big ask but anything would be appreciated.--Obi2canibe (talk) 12:24, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
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That request relates to island wide maps - my request is for province/district specific maps.--Obi2canibe (talk) 13:14, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Obi2canibe and Rehman This may not answer all your map needs but there is now a way of using and annotating Open Street Maps, which can provide a different way of showing map data without each map having to be made specially. It won't integrate into info-boxes and uses a template at en:template:OSM Location map which might need porting across to non-en wiki's. But as an example, I have added a map at en:Sabaragamuwa Province to show an example of what is possible. It could also be used to add red locator dots etc to show specific features. (Unfortunately the Open Street Map version available does not currently show Sri Lanka district boundaries}. RobinLeicester (talk) 21:31, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks RobinLeicester, that's great news! Rehman 14:52, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Browser Market Map[edit]

Article(s): en:Usage share of web browsers

May you please do an updated map from Statcounter data? The July 2016 file is corrupt.--Kopiersperre (talk) 15:19, 9 November 2016 (UTC)
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@Kopiersperre: Do you want a new map for July 2016?
The time span you linked to say something different and other type of map. Is this what you want please ping me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:49, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Iranian Presidential Election Results[edit]

Article(s): ar:انتخابات إيران الرئاسية 2017


Remove the English text form the image, so it can be used in all wiki languages. If this is not available, for a reason or another, Arabic text will be great.--Aladdin (talk) 21:54, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

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I will upload a version without any texts after official results per province come out. Ali 18:04, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

African colonies[edit]

Article(s): es:Congo Belga, es:Protectorado francés de Marruecos, es:Colonización francesa de Argelia and the respective article in each language.

Hi, do you can do a map of this three colonial territories, in the case of the Belgian Congo it exist one but it has a very lower quality.--Fr2002 (talk) 21:52, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
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Moroccan regions and provinces locator maps[edit]

Article(s): en:Regions of Morocco and articles of every region in Morocco and many more.

Can you please (if you have time of course) update the locator maps of the regions of Morocco based on the new administrative division of 2015. There was 16 regions before the new division, and now there is 12. you can find here good maps to rely on when making the maps. Thank you.--أنس (talk) 01:50, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
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@أنس: Can you please list (with links) to each one of the svg maps you want updated, and provide me with one svg source which is correct.
Do you want the new maps uploaded as a new version of the previous ones or as new maps? Please ping me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:52, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

U.S. counties[edit]

Could someone create a blank map of U.S. counties based off of File:USA counties white borders.svg, including municipalities of Puerto Rico and U.S. territories? I've tried to do this myself a few times but the file's always become corrupted. --MB298 (talk) 04:03, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
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@MB298: If you have created File:USA counties white borders.svg can't you just add the territories you need from this file file:Blank_USA,_w_territories.svg? If that new file gets corrupted maybe I can try to help you with that. Please ping me if you want to contact me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:34, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Divide blank world map with subdivisions by continents[edit]


Hola estimados, quiero pedirles que dividan el mapa por continentes con uno de los dos estilos (style 1 o style 2 o 3) para que puedan verse mejor el mapa y más cerca. Sería útil para algunos artículos que existen. Al menos lo pido para Norteamerica (que incluido Centroamerica y el Caribe además de Groenlandia y Hawaii) porque hay otro similar pero siempre le falta uno que otro "territorio". Pueden hacerlo PNG o SVG, como gusten-
Is there news? -- 14:30, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Details of your request go here… -- 01:35, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
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north polar azimuthal equidistant projection world map[edit]

Article(s): en:flag of the United Nations

Currently several files that include the UN emblem contain poorly autotraced outlines (even the meridians and parallels are mashed in!). I intend to fix this and have capable vector manipulation skills, but am pretty lost as far as cartography goes (I have QGIS but no idea how to use it to make a particular projection and no idea even where to get coast and lake outline data in the first place) so I thought I would ask you Wiki[carto]graphists! All I need is the appropriate vectors and then I can edit them into the various files. As far as specifications go, the official flag description in UN document A/107 ( is "A map of the world representing an azimuthal equidistant projection centred on the North Pole [...] The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude [...]" Thanks. Arlo James Barnes 01:33, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
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Limassol District[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here.

Hello. We have File:Cyprus limassol district.svg. I need a similar map, but the map must show the border of the communities. Like File:LimassolDistrict (1).png. I know the border coordinates. Can you help me? I have created File:LimassolDistrict2.svg but I don't know if it is really svg file like the rest location map, and there is no color. Xaris333 (talk) 18:00, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Οκ. It working. The only problem is the colors. I want to have the same colors as the original not svg file. Xaris333 (talk) 19:42, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

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Please use the "Make a new Request" (green) button/link at the top as it gives us all the code we need, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:08, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Minor modifications to 2006 CIA Somalia base map[edit]

Article(s): en:Somali Armed Forces

Details of your request go here: Please modify with two minor amendments; (1) change "Giohar" to "Jowhar" (en:Jowhar) as this is now the most common name; (2) insert a new location, Adado (en:Adado), in Galgaduud, about half way up the map. Please mark Adado in with a black dot, same style as Ceelbuur, on the road north of Dusa Marreb. The road from Dusa Marreb to Galcaio is basically in three bits; first one that bends slightly to the east, then it bends slightly to the west (bisected by the green dotted line west-east), and then it takes a hard almost 90% turn to the east again. Please mark in Adado half way up the second bit, the one bending to the west, which should be south of the green west-east line. Many thanks!! Buckshot06 (talk) 08:55, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
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Vectorise and update NZ map[edit]

Article(s): en:Realm of New Zealand

Please vectorise the file, improve the text labels and (optionally) correct the map by inserting a border for South Sudan--Hazhk (talk) 00:41, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
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I've always found the presence of this map on the New Zealand page to be odd. What's wrong with just adding labels to the existing orthographic map of New Zealand? That would remove issues with Sudan, because it's on the other side of the globe. Gringer (talk) 13:30, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
✓  Done Labelled orthographic version of the map with English and Māori names. Gringer (talk) 13:30, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Geographical range of grey wolf and golden jackal together[edit]

Article(s): European jackal

A map of Europe with overlapping ranges of grey wolf and golden jackal
Have the wolf range in brown and the jackal range in dark yellow (something along these lines: File:Distribution of North American Canis.svg ). For an updated European wolf range map, see --Mariomassone (talk) 12:01, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
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Mount Tambora[edit]

Article(s): tr:Tambora_Dağı

Can you translate in Turkish language?
Mt. Tambora → Tambora Dağı
Saleh Bay → Saleh Körfezi
Flores Sea → Flores Denizi --Hedda Gabler (talk) 15:41, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
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Tambora volc.svg

Location map[edit]

en:Province No. 1, en: Administration in Province No. 1

Location map for Province No. 1 in Nepal.
Need a location map for Province No. in Nepal, both adm. and relief. Also need location map for 14 districts in Province No. 1 of Nepal… --Raju Babu (talk) 17:42, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
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? You asked me for a location map of Province No. 1 and I made it: Nepal Province No 1 adm location map.svg. NNW 20:31, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

This map is okay, But may we not have a location map shaded province No. 1 in map of Nepal? You can draw a map of Nepal, in this map Nepal Province No 1 adm location map.svg on the top left corner. Raju Babu (talk) 02:39, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Three U.S.-related requests[edit]

Article(s): en:United States House of Representatives elections, 2014, en:Superpower, en:Homeschooling in the United States

Image #1: en:New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district is shaded as "Republican gain" even though the Democrat incumbent (en:Ann McLane Kuster) won re-election. Also, en:Illinois's 6th congressional district is shaded as "Democrat hold" even though the Republican incumbent (en:Peter Roskam) won re-election. These errors should be fixed.
Image #2: The en:Aleutian Islands are shaded red (as though they are part of the USSR) even though they were (and are) part of the United States. This should be fixed.
Image #3: The U.S. should be colored green on this map, as homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. What is disputed is not the legality of homeschooling, but the "amount of state regulation and help that can or should be expected", according to the article en:Homeschooling in the United States. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:45, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
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Biome of Australia[edit]


en:Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub
en:Temperate broadleaf and mixed forest
en:Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests
As per these sources ([1] - or jump to its map link - and [2]), it is quite clear that most of eastern Australia, besides a few spots, are not under the temperate forest biome. Sydney, for instance, mostly has dry sclerophyl and a few wet sclerophyl places, just akin to Adelaide and Perth. Therefore, it will be more appropriate for the region of Sydney to be under the Mediterranean biome. Furthermore, as you can see from these maps I provided, there are small pockets of temperate and subtropical forests to the north of Sydney. Also, the eastern portion of Melbourne is also dry sclerophyll, meaning it should be under the Med biome as well. I would hope that these are amended, as the original maps are rather fallacious and misleading. Thanks. --Meganesia (talk) 10:07, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
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Right-wing populist parties in Europe, Dec. 2017[edit]

Article(s): en:Right-wing populism

Please shade the UK light blue. As I stated when I requested the Oct. 2017 map be fixed, the en:Democratic Unionist Party is in the parliament and supports the Conservative Party government. The DUP is a right-wing populist party (see here -- source: Ingle, Stephen (2008). The British Party System: An Introduction. Routledge. p. 156.). Also, some factions of the Conservative Party (including some MPs) are right-wing populist.[3]
Also, maybe Iceland should also be shaded light blue. Since the en:Icelandic parliamentary election, 2017 (held in late-October 2017), two parties that are arguably right-wing populist, the en:People's Party (Iceland, 2016)[4][5] and the en:Centre Party (Iceland), were first elected to the parliament. Most of what I read labels these parties simply as "populist", but both of these parties lean on the right, at least on issues related to nationalism and immigration, and right-wing populism is increasingly being labeled as simply "populism." This isn't as important as my first request, but I think it should still be done. --1990'sguy (talk) 04:10, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
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South Sudan (and if it is also missing, Montenegro) urgently needs to be included in these blank world maps[edit]

Article(s): Many

South Sudan (and if it is also missing, Montenegro) urgently needs to be included in these blank world maps, because many users create and upload new maps based on these obsolete maps, without realizing this. Updating all these maps will spare time consuming border changes in the future (and also if new countries become independent in the future). The maps are based on de-jure borders. (I am adding South Sudan (as well as Montenegro and other possible missing updates) in the PNG maps in Category:Maps needing South Sudan political boundaries and then remove this category after updating them. There were close to 1100 maps since I started to update these files, now it is reduced to less than 800 maps, but there is a very long way to go and it is very time consuming and almost never ending, as there are very likely many more unlabeled maps.) --Maphobbyist (talk) 13:37, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
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There's a template for that: {{update|South Sudan}}. I'd recommend adding this to these maps (and any others). I've also noticed that some of these maps have 'South Sudan' mentioned in the file changes; have you checked that these maps need updating prior to putting them in the gallery? Gringer (talk) 21:55, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Golden jackal range modification for Turkey[edit]

Golden jackal:

Update range map
Species range in Turkey should be reduced, in accordance with figure 3 in this research paper --Mariomassone (talk) 11:42, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
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SVG map for File:Esperanza de vida.PNG[edit]

Article(s): Life expectancy

Missing SVG map, please convert to SVG. -- 02:32, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
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Borders of South Sudan[edit]

Article(s): Several

Can you please add the Borders of South Sudan in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Maps --باسم (talk) 09:55, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
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Please make English version named File:Free_State_of_Fiume_1920-1924.png-the only names needing changed are "Italy" and "Yugoslavia"… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
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Greater Armenia[edit]

en:Greater Armenia
please overlay other landmarks like the Caspian or Black Sea, for context… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon[edit]

en:Saint Pierre and Miquelon
please create closeup map of the islands in relation to Newfoundland. The article has two long-distance maps which show them as specks… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
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Kyshtym disaster[edit]

en:Kyshtym disaster
English map, please… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
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Font Request[edit]

Article(s): Cavite province and its local government units

I would just like to request for the svg file and font used for this map. Thank you. --HueMan1 (talk) 08:57, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
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French version of File:Air_Canada_Flight_797_seat_injury_chart.svg[edit]

Article(s): fr:Vol 797 Air Canada

Please make a French version of File:Air_Canada_Flight_797_seat_injury_chart.svg.

The big labels, respectively, should be "Decès," "Survivants," and "Agents de bord".


  • aft lavatory -> toilettes à l'arrière
  • galley #1 -> office no 1
  • galley #2 -> office no 2
  • aux. galley -> office auxiliaire
  • galley service door -> porte d'service du office
  • side window -> fenêtre latérale
  • passenger exterior door -> porte passager extérieure
  • double flight attendant seat -> siège 2 places de l'agent de bord
  • Aft stowage -> arrimage à l'arrière

Thanks! --WhisperToMe (talk) 18:22, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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Aegean Sea[edit]

en:Aegean Sea
please remove watermark credits top right… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:59, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
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