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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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Projection identification[edit]

Article(s): Polynesia etc

The map was originally in equirectangular projection, as in its description, but has since been changed to what looks like orthographic projection. Can someone please confirm what projection this is so that the description can be updated? Thanks!
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✓ Done Yes, this is an orthographic projection. I've updated the description; thanks for pointing it out. Gringer (talk) 05:24, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:1935

please correct Alaska flag to US as anachronism… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 05:08, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
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  • The current flag of Alaska was adopted in 1927, before the time period represented by this map. Whether it should instead use another copy of the United States flag is uncertain. (Alaska was a territory at this time and would be admitted as a state only in 1959.) –LaundryPizza03 (d) 05:52, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
It's not a country-other flags used are not subnational.Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 05:40, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
I agree that Alaska should have the American flag -- Korea was a Japanese territory at the time, and this map correctly has the Japanese flag over Korea. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:14, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
If Alaska's flag is to be changed, should those of pre-Commonwealth Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Philippines (established in 1935) be changed?—AlphaMikeOmega (talk) 15:17, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

St. Wenceslas Prison (Prague)[edit]

Hi, I would like to ask you for a favor: could someone of you please make a map with the ground plan of Svatováclavská trestnice (St. Wenceslas Prison, the only prison in Prague till 1890s, when Pankrác prison was opened) - or - could you teach me how to do it? The scheme is to see in this video: at 6:23. I promise to make a stub about the prison then in both cases. Thank you! --Jiří Janíček (talk) 17:15, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

@Jiří Janíček: First it would be great and so much easier for every one if you would use the "Make a new request" link at the top, this gives us all the code we need.
I might be able to help you but you will have to provide me with information/links/layouts/maps or whatever for the prison and tell me what kind of ground plan you want, how much details, what to include and so on, thanks. Please ping me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:15, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en, Goran:, thank you very much and sorry for my delayed answer. Actually I don't know much what to say to you - more info is anyway here in Czech: I don't care and have no idea how it should look like, I personally think the scheme that is here: (at time 6:23) is ok, but some colleagu at the cs page recommended something else - a better map is here (but is so big that it's not working for me well): I hope you can implement the scheme from the video on the map we can use in Wikipedie, what is, I think, the OpenStreetMap? The region on the OpenStreetMap is in this area: (Prague, Dittrichova Street). Is there anything else that you need? Can you do it somehow? Thank you! --Jiří Janíček (talk) 13:46, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

:::@Jiří Janíček: The videolink that is stroked thru is only 5.38 long so there is no 6.23. Maybe it's the wrong video? And why is the link stroked thru, I thought that meant it was broken...

For the big map, I don't know which area you mean. I have made a small version of it, can you encircle which area you mean and show it/send it to me. You have to provide me with something to see, thanks. Please ping me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:39, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 14:50, 8 November 2019 (UTC) I found the correct video on the cs page, forget what I wrote above.

  • How big area do you want the overall map to cover?
  • Should today's roads, buildings also be there or should that come from the big map? --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:50, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, the right video is this one:, time 6:23 is ok. More trough e-mail. Thank you! --Jiří Janíček (talk) 18:43, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jiří Janíček: It's really difficult to move information from a today map to the old one, and I'm still not really sure what you want.
  • This is a draft for you so you can tell me if this is the right shape and if it's in the right position?
  • This is a draft but is it something like this you want, with the whole of that image also?
  • In the email you talk about a link to the picture of the former prison, which image?
  • What can be done on wikipedia concerning overlays and stuff I have no knowledge, but I have seen overlays there. Talk to some other editors. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:22, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jiří Janíček: I mark this
Red x.svg Stale
as I need your feedback but don't hear from you. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:00, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Goran, thank you very much, actually I see that I am not able to answer your questions and actually don't know what is possible to do. I asked a colleague from cs wiki Matej Orlicky, if he would be se nice and would answer your questions ( All I can say is that I in between founded two another maps that I am sending you through e-mail - and it seems the prison is not the building you marked in the draft - but probably the building no. 329 lower - I hope Matej will tell us more realiably). Thank you! --Jiří Janíček (talk) 16:17, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

@Jiří Janíček: Please always ping me, thanks. I don't understand what you meant by this file Juttneruv plan - snad Svatovaclavska trestnice.jpg that you sent me?
The other two you sent show the same area but the encircled shapes are different so now we have three different shapes with the one I show in the draft.
I know where it was situated now but I don't know which of the three different shapes I should use, you have to tell me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:58, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

@Jiří Janíček: I haven't heard from you, should we finish this request or what? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@Jiří Janíček: Can we finish this? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:56, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

Need a not-so-jarring version of Map of El Salvador's indigenous peoples[edit]

Article(s): en:Kuzshkatán (Cuzcatlan)

Could someone create a version of File:NATIVE AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR IN CENTRAL AMERICA ISTHMUS.png where the names "Lenca" and "Pipil", as well as the words "NATIVE AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR" are not oversized, using a font that is not so jarring as the present version? Thanks. Carlstak (talk) 17:36, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
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Coronavirus disease map[edit]

Article(s): A lot of articles around a lot of wikis

Hello, can someone please update this animated map? Source you can use. --Patriccck (talk) 19:00, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Ping @Metropolitan: Map is not currently updated. --Patriccck (talk) 12:28, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
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Ping @Patriccck: Unfortunately, this is getting impossible at this stage. Nearly all European countries have confirmed cases, including San Marino, Monaco, Andorra and Vatican City. We just lack of space to point figures to a specific territories. Metropolitan (talk) 11:35, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
Ping @Metropolitan: maybe use just colors and remove numbers? --Accurimbono (talk) 08:21, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
Ping @Accurimbono: I'll see what I can do this week-end. Metropolitan (talk) 12:01, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Metropolitan (talk) 12:01, 13 March 2020 (UTC)

School closures map[edit]

Article(s): en:Impact of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic on education

Could someone make a version of this that colors particular regions, based on the list at w:Impact_of_the_2019–20_coronavirus_pandemic_on_education#Localised_school_closures? For example, since in Canada schools are closed in New Brunswick, P.E.I., Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, those regions could be colored dark orange (indicating that schools in the entire area are closed) with the rest of the country grey, as opposed to the current version which shows the entire country in dark orange. --Yair rand (talk) 19:27, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 03:59, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Ugh, the SVG blank world maps with subnational borders are a mess. I might get to this tomorrow, but if someone else feels like doing it go right ahead. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 04:47, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, unlikely to work on this. I've got enough things going on that I don't need to make vector maps another one. Unfortunately, the best admin-level-1 world map we have, File:Blank Map World Secondary Political Divisions.svg, does not currently have the right CSS structure to make easily-updated maps, nor does it have a well-structured XML layout to make the implementation of the correct CSS classes easy. I also looked at trying to regenerate the map from NaturalEarth data using qgis, but there's still no way to get SVGs out of qgis anymore that doesn't suck. I just don't have the time or the energy to restructure a complex SVG in a text editor while cross-referencing ISO 3166-2 charts and at least one other map right now. Could I just open the file in inkscape, try to find the right countries, bucket-fill them in, and call this request done? Sure. But I don't want to. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 04:20, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks anyway. :) --Yair rand (talk) 18:33, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

World homeschooling map[edit]

Article(s): en:Homeschooling in the United States

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. Additionally, the two parts of India should be conjoined, and the border of South Sudan needs to be added. --1990'sguy (talk) 20:03, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
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Ortographic projection map for State of Pasundan[edit]

Article(s): en:State of Pasundan

Can someone draw an ortographic map for the State of Pasundan? Based on the map in the gallery and conventions:
  • Subject's area: West Java
  • Other areas part of the same political unity: Jakarta
  • Claimed uncontrolled areas: Banten
--Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 17:00, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:Finno-Ugric languages

please remove unnecessary two-sided border, and unify typefaces and sizes… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 21:20, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
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Correcting misleading color scheme for China COVID-19 map[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at w:Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop#Correcting misleading color scheme for China COVID-19 map. Sdkb (talk) 10:05, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here… -- 03:06, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:File:Txu-pclmaps-oclc-22834566 g-7c.jpg

This scanned map is so large/detailed that I can't crop this image myself. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 03:10, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
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Hi Geographyinitiative, I could use more information about your intent use of the resulting image. Not sure if you noticed, the map projection causes the central body of the images to be non-rectangular: the edges are not straight. The cropped image would not be rectangular, so a file format like PNG with a transparency layer might be better than JPEG. Would this still suit your needs? If the objective is to stitch this image with any other map images, then a GIS program may be needed to handle the projection. If this is the case, then a GeoTIFF image with embedded coordinates would be even better suited. Please let me know your thoughts on file formats related to how the cropped image will be utilized. - DutchTreat (talk) 10:38, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

My old computer was not able to crop an image of this size and I forgot that I wanted to crop this image. I may do this next week on a better computer. My only goal is to remove the white areas around the edge. If there is more that can be done, by all means do it! I don't understand all the things you said, but this map is a little known and sparsely populated region of north Tibet that deserves a little closer examination. Thanks for your reply. Geographyinitiative (talk) 12:42, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Geographyinitiative Nice to hear that you are looking to feature unique areas of north Tibet. Instead of creating a new file that is cropped, you may prefer to use a Wikipedia template to create the needed cropping from the original source image. See more details and an example on the English Wikipedia w:Template:Annotated image. I hope this method will allow you to be productive. - DutchTreat (talk) 13:07, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Geographyinitiative I provided two samples of cropping using the template with your map as input: w:User:DutchTreat/Projects/Maps#Tibet. To clarify my statement about the non-rectangular image, this is caused by creating a flat map from the round shape of the Earth. This is further explained in the article w:Map projection. - DutchTreat (talk) 17:38, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
I added one of your cropped images to the Janne Corax page. Geographyinitiative (talk) 08:33, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done Geographyinitiative Good to see how you applied the cropped image to Janne Corax. If you do not need any more help, please mark this entry {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} - DutchTreat (talk) 10:20, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

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Horseshoe route airmail map during World War II[edit]

Article(s): Horseshoe route

A map was recently added to the article with this edit but it is really not suitable and does not even show the actual airmail route that was flown and omits the ship portion between Durban and the UK that was an essential part of completing the mail delivery. This map, linked on this webpage,, though small, shows the actual route plus several others used during WWII but the article is only interested in the solid black route shown plus the "steamer" route shown. New Zealand should be included as well as the TEAL route. For better locations I can provide a list of cities. The 1935 predecessor route is displayed about but does not show the exact WWII routing. I can also supply the wikigraphist offline with better quality more detailed images from other specialist publications I have in my library if needed. --Ww2censor (talk) 21:26, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by DutchTreat (talk) 10:56, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Ww2censor - Let me summarize your request. The content of this map is to show three routes. First and mainly, Horseshoe route from Durban to Sydney. Second, the streamer route from Durban to London. Third, the TEAL route from Sydney to Auckland. All three are displayed in the image from Please confirm that I understand the main parts. Also, I am not sure how the Imperial routes April 1935 image relates. Is this additional background information or is there parts of this map that are needed for your request. Thanks - DutchTreat (talk) 10:56, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DutchTreat: thank you for considering making this map. I'll try to explain better. So to Imperial Airways route map of 1935 was the development of the route to Australia and when the war interrupted it, when the route via Italy became unavailable it became: by steamer from the UK to Durban, then by air up Africa to Egypt and continuing the basic route as per 1935 onwards to Australia. The actual flown portion of "horseshoe route" was from Durban to Sydney. The TEAL route was basically an extension of that route to NZ. That was my reason for showing the 1925 map because it shows basically half the segment that continued during the war. The "" map show other routes that we are not concerned with and I happen to like that 1930s style but whatever you can make I am sure will be fine. As I said I have several other maps you could use a s reference but the one above is the only one on the commons that comes close. Just ask anything else if you need more clarity. I presume an svg file would be best. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 11:46, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor I agree that the 1935 map has an artistic and classic look. The Wikipedia Map Community uses a recommended style guide with color choices that is more bland and less unique. I am going to stay within these conventions for consistency. A few details:
  • A. On the steamer route, shall Southampton or London be the terminal port?
  • B. Is Lisbon needed as shown on the "Airmail Connections to and from the Dutch East Indies..." map from This might have been a stop for the steamer, but it is not clear from the map.
  • C. What does TEAL stand for? I believe this is an air route, not sea route. Should the route from Sydney to Auckland just say 'TEAL'?

Let me start with these maps, so no need to provide more at this time. I agree that SVG format will be best. - DutchTreat (talk) 12:44, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

A: I presume Southampton but I will confirm. I have been through most of my set of WWII weekly GPO mail branch reports and nowhere do they actually mention the port of departure. Phrases such as: dispatched from London, by steamer, by sea, by Union Castle steamer, etc, but neither Southampton, Plymouth or London are mentioned. I'll keep checking.
B: I cannot confirm Lisbon was ever a port-of-call between England and Durban.
C: Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. - indeed an airmail route. It could possibly be provided as a key on the map.
Perhaps a small key would be good showing the steamer, horseshoe route and TEAL elements. Ww2censor (talk) 14:01, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor I can add a key as you describe it. Need more of your expert knowledge. The source map includes several points which are not labelled:
D: From Sydney to unknown. Is this w:Melbourne?
E: North of this point, this is no red dot, but change in course. This could be a refueling point. The other author has the city of Darwin (-7.265278, 112.7425) on the current map for the WP article. This city is not close to this change in course from the source map.
F: From Singapore, to an unknown in north Laos?
G: From Rangoon to an unknown location. Is this w:Calcutta (4.86, 67.01)?
H: From Allahabad to an unknown location. Is this w:Karachi (-12.438056, 130.841111)?
All the other points are clear to me. Thanks for filling in the gaps! - DutchTreat (talk) 18:55, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor My first draft map is available for your review and comment: File:Horseshoe Route 1940-en.svg. Please feel free to suggest any changes. I made some assumptions about the cities. I will not be able to address any changed for about one week. Will get back to as soon as I can. - DutchTreat (talk) 12:20, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
DutchTreat: Thanks for your first draft. That’s a nice start based on the crappy little map I referenced.
Here is a list of the cities: North from Durban, Laurenco Marques, Brira, Lumbo, Lindi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Port Bell, Laropi, Juba, Malakal, Khartoum, Wadi Halfa, Cairo, then East to: Tiberius, Baghdad, Basra, Bahrain, Dubai, Jiwani, Karachi, Rajsamand Lake, Gwaloir, Allahabad, Calcutta, Akyab, Rangoon, Bangkok, Panang, Singapore, Bangka, Batavia, Sourabaya, Darwin, Grotte Eyjandt, Karumba, Townsville, Gladstone, Brisbane and Sydney.
Would you consider making a small note below the heading, or in the legend, something like: “Later in the war, Japanese advances caused several deviations of the route between Australia and India”.
I’m not a map expert but the map seems to be based on an equirectangular projection‎ or perhaps it is a cylindrical projection that makes the UK and Ireland look quite small and distorted. Of course this just a perception based on ones point of viewing. One thought on that; would it perhaps be better to base the map on a Marcator projection, such as File:Mercator Blank Map World.png? Ww2censor (talk) 15:20, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Thank you for the details on the waypoints. I will add them along with your note. The map projection is currently based on w:WGS-84 which will make the UK appear small, yet I think this Coordinate Reference System (CRS) still provides good accuracy. I will try Marcator for comparison but not sure this will be as accurate. Given me a few days to provide the next draft. - DutchTreat ( talk) 16:45, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Need your assistence Geo referencing some of the cities on the route:
I. Brira (between Laurenco Marques Lumbo) could not be found. I found Bria at (lat 6.529, 21,988) but it is pretty far off the route in middle of Africa. Found w:Beira, Mozambique which looks like a good fit to the route.
J. Panang? Is this w:Yala, Thailand? Found w:Penang from the Imperial routes April 1935 map.
Thanks for the help - DutchTreat (talk) 11:12, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Updates to my request. Answer to J. no longer needed. Would like more information on I. - DutchTreat (talk) 10:15, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Updates to my request. Answered I. with a proposal - DutchTreat (talk) 12:22, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Ww2censor New version of file File:Horseshoe Route 1940-en.svg for your review and comments. Please let me know if you have any additions or changes. - DutchTreat (talk) 13:10, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Brilliant work and you found my misspellings for Beira and Penang. Sorry about that but you figured them put. This looks really great. I had just one thought. Would it not be better to put the Japanese deviation note in the Indian Ocean as that was essentially where the route got pushed to? Otherwise are you finished or is there anything else you need to do? Ww2censor (talk) 13:45, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Good suggestion. I'll move the Japanese deviation note. It is getting closer, but I would like to polish it up a bit. Do you have a better title or any subtitle to add? How about a date range "Sep 1939? to Oct 1945?"? - DutchTreat (talk) 09:47, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for asking. Actually the complete route only lasted from June 1940-March 1942, so that can be the subtitle. Perhaps while moving the Japan note could be modified to state "In April 1942 Japanese advances and attacks caused deviations to the route between India and Australia breaking the full route." In the Legend you might add the dates 1940-43 to the TEAL details. The stopping point names seem a little too close to the dots and the route, and in some instance they overlap, while the Middle East to India section names are rather cluttered, maybe put Rajsamand Lake on two lines and space them out a bit better. Maybe this is a bit pedantic and super critical but it will probably look a bit better. BTW, I've added the map to the top of the post; hopefully that's ok with you. Thanks you are nearly there now. Ww2censor (talk) 10:34, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Good suggestions! I agree the labels look cluttered. This can be fixed. I am using the open source program QGIS which has the handy feature of automatically doing the label layout. However, sometimes the automatic method is not optimal and requires tweeking. This weekend, I will make the changes you suggest. I will ping you when it is ready. - DutchTreat (talk) 16:28, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Please find the updated version for review and comment. The labels are improved, but not perfect. I am thinking that it would also be good to have a map for the Reserve Routes. - DutchTreat ( talk) 21:02, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor I added one more map File:Horseshoe Reserve Routes 1941-en.svg for the reserve routes. If you have any changes, please let me know. Otherwise, market with {{Section resolved}} - DutchTreat (talk) 12:29, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done Ww2censor Any needed changes on these two maps? - DutchTreat (talk) 10:12, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

DutchTreat: apologies, but I've not had time to review. The main map looks really fine but I have to carefully check the 2nd one. Give ma a few days. Ww2censor (talk) 21:50, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
No worries. Please take your time to check them. I felt the text used to define the Reserve Routes was a bit confusing. I may have made some incorrect assumptions, so independent verification is important. - DutchTreat (talk) 09:25, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
DutchTreat: My references give the following details:
Route 1: Rangoon - Mergui - Penang - Singapore - Batavia
Route 2: Rangoon - Port Blair (Andaman Islands) - Sabang - Penang - Singapore - Batavia
Route 3: Rangoon - Port Blair (Andaman Islands) - Sabang - Padang - Batavia
A 2nd source does show Bangka, as in the original route, that you show for all 3 routes. I still need to see if that was correct or not for the reserve routes. This webpage also the reserve routes. Did you just assume it from the original full route? Ww2censor (talk) 18:40, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Let me re-work the map using this more detailed waypoints and source map. I only included Bangka based on an assumption reading the Wikipedia article. Thus, my guess should not be trusted. - DutchTreat (talk) 12:04, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Ww2censor Changes complete. Ready for your review. - DutchTreat (talk) 11:58, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Plastic bag legislation[edit]

Article(s): en:Phase-out of lightweight plastic bags

Please could someone remove the subnational boundaries on Pakistan? The whole country now has bans in place so the subnational boundaries are no longer required. Thanks DelUsion23 (talk) 15:48, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
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Map of Indian Institutes of Technology[edit]

Article(s): Numerous articles in Wikipedia

This widely used map of India created in 2006, is outdated and needs to be updated, because a new state and two union territories have been created, but have not been added to this map. The new state that is missing is Telangana, which was created in 2014; and the state of Jammu and Kashmir (state) which was abolished in 2019 and divided into the two new union territories of Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) and Ladakh the same year. In addition, the name of Bombay needs to be changed to Mumbai in the map, because this city was officially renamed in 1995. Also, the name of the region of Tibet needs to be removed from the map of China, because only country names are used for all of India's neighbors in this map, as a matter of consistency. --Karalainza (talk) 10:12, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
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Karalainza The page w:Indian Institutes of Technology on English Wikipedia appears to suit all of your request. This image is using the most up-to-date India basemap and it includes all of the branch locations as annotations. Thus, I recommend copying the wikitext from this page and reusing it on other Wikipedia articles. You may trim some of the branch locations, by not only using the {{Location map~}} templates for the placemarker(s) you need. If this does not address your request, please provide more information about how it is different. - DutchTreat (talk) 11:04, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Mexico 1865[edit]

Article(s): es:Segundo Imperio Mexicano

Hello, is it possible that maps 1 and 2 have the relief of the topographic map of Mexico? This would be useful and a similar example already exists with the map of the first Mexican empire.
Details of your request go here… --Hispano76 (talk) 21:22, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
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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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Atlantic Sun Conference membership change[edit]

Article(s): en:Atlantic Sun Conference

New Jersey needs to be removed and Kentucky needs to be added, NJIT is leaving the conference and Bellarmine is joining. Thank you! --Lsw2472 (talk) 22:47, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
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@Lsw2472: ✓ Done KCVelaga (talk · mail) 22:52, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

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Summit League membership changes[edit]

Article(s): en:Summit League

Indiana needs to be removed and Missouri needs to be added. Purdue Fort Wayne is leaving the conference and Kansas City is joining. --Lsw2472 (talk) 23:53, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
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@Lsw2472: ✓ Done KCVelaga (talk · mail) 22:58, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

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Join map elements in one picture[edit]


This map was cut up and pasted on a textile support. I scanned the sections individualy, hoping to digitaly paste them together again. However the panorama photomerge from Photoshop (elements 10) refuses to merge unless there is a sustantial Common area. Is there a way (or tool) to manualy join them together?

Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:15, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by DutchTreat (talk) 10:16, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

Smiley.toerist - I can help you join these three images. Using w:GIMP I will create a canvas large enough to contain all three images. Then, each of your map images can be loaded as a layer. These layers can be adjusted manually to align the edges. I see that there are a few rough edges. Slight rotation of the Geraardsbergen 1922.jpg will be needed to get a pleasing result.

What should be result joined map image be called? - DutchTreat (talk) 10:16, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

'Flobecq - Geraardsbergen 1922.jpg', Thanks.Smiley.toerist (talk) 08:38, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
✓ Done Smiley.toerist Please find the joined version as File:Flobecq - Geraardsbergen 1922.png. It is a large file at over 60 MB. Since the files only aligned by making vertical adjustments and a slight rotation of the Eastern (Geraardsbergen) file, I decided to use PNG format with a transparent background. I hope this will be suitable for your needs. - DutchTreat (talk) 11:38, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Smiley.toerist Any additional feedback on the merged file? Please add {{Resolved}} if there are no changes needed. - DutchTreat (talk) 10:58, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

location maps of Tanzania[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Hi dear experts, the location maps of Tanzania are outdated. There is a bunch of new districts, resulting from splitting existing ones, even some new regions. Anybody around who can overwrite the old ones ?
Details of your request go here… --Kipala (talk) 11:15, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
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Kipala There might be, but first you have to provide information about what to add, sources, what, how etc. Graphic workers do graphic work not research or gathering information. Mostly we have zero knowledge of the topic but probably it is yours favorite one, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:47, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Nazi Germany 1942[edit]

Article(s): nl:Auschwitz (concentratiekamp) among others

Hello, I would like to make a module like en:Module:Location map/data/Germany 1937 for the Germany of 1942 (including border coordinates), but I couldn't find a file suitable for that. Someone able to help me out?
Borders can be found in this source. --Encycloon (talk) 15:29, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
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@Encycloon:There are a variety of maps available already. It depends on what kind of map you are looking for. I have added some to the gallery for you to look at, but others are in Category:Maps_of_Nazi_Germany, particularly Category:Locator_maps_of_Nazi_Germany and Category:Maps_of_Europe_under_Nazi_occupation. NikNaks talk - gallery - wikipedia 16:56, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, NikNaks, but I still can't find a map with Nazi Germany in one (neutral) colour and with coordinates available, as is the case with File:German Empire 1937 adm location map.svg. Encycloon (talk) 17:23, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Request still active. Encycloon (talk) 12:56, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Nepal new map[edit]

Nepal had political map change in Indian controlled area. Add in light green the disputed area to the Nepal map. The color light green should be similar to India's orthographic projection see here . Reference this website for the updated map
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Time zones of the world (update)[edit]

Article(s): Many uses across a variety of projects

Copied from User talk:Odder by odder (talk) 11:19, 5 July 2020 (UTC)


File:Standard time zones of the world.png needs to be updated and corrected.

Yukon switched from UTC -8 to UTC -7 when it abolished daylight saving in 2019, and needs to be colored in dark green.

Cyprus (including the breakaway Northern Cyprus which reverted from UTC +3 ("Turkey Time") to UTC +2, after ditching the one year long daylight saving experiment) is in UTC +2 and needs to be colored in brown.

Crimea which was annexed by Russia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia are in UTC +4 ("Moscow Time"), need to be colored in light green. There should be no black country borders for these places, only the thin red time zone borders.

These are the only changes in time zones which occurred since 2016 (except for Crimea where the time zone change already occurred in 2014 and in the breakaway regions in Georgia before that).

Yours sincerely, 07:21, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Note: You can use the extensive website for verification. 09:04, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
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Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here… -- 14:00, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
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South Sudan border[edit]

Article(s): Many articles across Wikipedia.

The border of South Sudan needs to be included in these maps which have the same graphics and the same dimensions (they were all created by the same user who is no longer active). --Maphobbyist (talk) 16:29, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
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All ✓ Done apart from the PNG one Hogweard (talk) 19:16, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

India maps[edit]

Article(s): Multiple use all around wiki preyects

These is a lot of India maps files in Commons that are no longer up to date.

The current, actual boundary you can see on files in category Category:SVG locator maps of states in India (red and dark grey location map scheme) --Unpocoloco (talk) 19:49, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

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File:Map of South Atlantic Express submarine cable route.svg[edit]


The Cabinda province (Angola) is mistakenly colored. (See talk page) --2A02:908:1464:B00:D5AF:3E5F:6AA1:E415 22:29, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
The South Sudan border is missing, which also needs to be added. Maphobbyist (talk) 09:30, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
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The border of South Sudan needs to be added in these South Atlantic submarine cable route maps[edit]

Article(s): Various articles across Wikipedia.

The border of South Sudan needs to be added in these South Atlantic submarine cable route maps, which have the same graphics and the same dimensions. Maphobbyist (talk) 09:41, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
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✓ Done Hogweard (talk) 23:09, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

OECD map[edit]

Article(s): many around wiki projekts

Please make the map actual.
Since 2020 Colombia is full member of OECD. --Unpocoloco (talk) 04:57, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
The South Sudan border is missing, which also needs to be added (it is not a member of the OECD). Maphobbyist (talk) 08:25, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
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✓ Done I hope so. It was my first work in Inkscape. --Unpocoloco (talk) 06:27, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Extend map[edit]

Article(s): en:Fatimid Caliphate and other early Islamic states in North Africa and the Middle East

a) fill in some missing features in the original map (Jordan river is entirely missing for some reason, as are the rivers of North Africa) and b) create a map like the original, at the same level of detail, but refocused or extended to the south and east to cover the entire Arabian peninsula (approx. up to 12th parallel). The area north of the 47th parallel is not required.
--Constantine 07:24, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
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Article(s): de:2019

On closer inspection, you can see that the markers are badly copied. --Bigbossfarin (talk) 18:01, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
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Bigbossfarin - I recommend using Template:Maplink if it is available to you. This provides a dynamic map with OSM data. Please see a version I created for you at w:User:DutchTreat/Projects/Maps#Christchurch mosque shootings - DutchTreat (talk) 13:57, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Partners of Rheinland Pfalz[edit]

Article(s): de:Rheinland-Pfalz

Valencia has to be removed from this map. The best would be to create a now SVG map of this. Bigbossfarin (talk) 20:38, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
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Translation of labels on 1937 linguistic map into English[edit]

Article(s): en:Causes of World War II, en:Germans of Romania, en:Munich Agreement, en:Pan-Germanism, en:Sudetenland

Translation of map labels into English.
I had to remove this map from 5 articles because the labels are not in English, and I haven't found any suitable replacement. -- Beland (talk) 23:05, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
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