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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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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)

I edited the text in Inkscape and uploaded a translation: File:Numidia 220 BC-en.svg. --Amble (talk) 00:11, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Filled in the list above and made a couple of spelling corrections in the -en svg. Looks like "Gaia" is a typo in the Spanish original. --Amble (talk) 18:51, 12 September 2015 (UTC) Correction: looks like it really is "Gaia" in some languages es:Gaia (rey) and "Gala" in English. I'm not sure what linguistic processed brought that about, but now it's reflected in the map versions. --Amble (talk) 18:54, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Fantastic, thank you so much! This was really a nice surprise!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 19:30, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Amble (talk) 18:50, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

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)

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)

Graphist opinion(s):

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)

Graphist opinion(s):

@Ktr101: You will have t be more specific. Most of us graphic workers has ZERO knowledge of your favorite topic, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:13, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

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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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)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Cerevisae (talk) 21:27, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
@Delphi234:✓ Done with Category:Wind power in Afghanistan, Category:Wind power in Angola, Category:Wind power in Armenia, Category:Wind power in Bhutan, Category:Wind power in Central America, Category:Wind power in Chile, and Category:Wind power in China. Cerevisae (talk) 23:19, 13 August 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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We don't now who made this request therefore it's hard to get feedback and help. Please log in and sign this request and I think you will get help. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:06, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

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: [1] 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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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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Channels of the Hawaiian Islands[edit]

w:Channels of the Hawaiian Islands
Please create a map indicating all the channels of the Hawaiian Islands using maps of the island chain found on Category:Maps of Hawaii. The result should look something like this. -- KAVEBEAR (talk) 16:26, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
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Freedom of Panorama through out the world[edit]

7 uses on 7 projects
Seeing the actuality, it is quite time to create a SVG version. That would help for translations. --Yann (talk) 09:35, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
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  • I made an attempt: Freedom of Panorama world map.svg. I'm sure this can be improved upon though, opinions are welcome. — Julian H. 15:13, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
    • A pale blue for the ocean? Delphi234 (talk) 06:57, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Request for ethnicity maps of Detroit[edit]

en:Ethnic groups in Metro Detroit
Please take this map from the Detroit Public Library (Archive) (covering 1900-1950) and make a new color version of it. See info page (Archive)
Please also make a new version of this 1971 ethnicity map (Archive) which, according to the Detroit Historical Society, originated from Wayne State University (Archive)

Thanks, --WhisperToMe (talk) 02:35, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

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zoom on the boraders![edit]

الدولة الطولونيَّة
can you please zoom in so that the foucus would be just on the red boraders and some of it surroundings, so it would appear similar to the second zoomed image. Keep the key map (information box on the left) present if possible --باسم (talk) 10:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
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MH370 PNG maps - Chinese requested[edit]

Simplified Chinese translations of the following maps requested:

Key for File:MH370 flight path with English labels.png:

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Known Flight Path - 马航370航班的已知路径
  • Source: Joint Investigation Team - 来源:联合调查组
  • Departs KLIA 12:41 MYT (16:41 UTC) - 于12:41大马标准时间(协调世界时16:41)在吉隆坡国际机场出发
  • Last ACARS message 1:06 MYT (17:06 UTC) - 最后飞机通信寻址与报告系统信息 (ACARS)于1:06大马标准时间(协调世界时 17:06)发出
  • Last secondary radar contact 01:22 MYT (17:22 UTC) - 最后与二次雷达接触的大马标准时间为 01:22 (协调世界时 17:22)
  • 200nm (370km/230mi) - 200海里 (370公里/230英里)
  • Last primary radar contact 02:22 MYT (18:22 UTC) - 最后与一次雷达接触的大马标准时间为 02:22 (协调世界时 18:22)
  • Andaman Sea - 安达曼海
  • Nicobar Islands (India) - 尼科巴群岛 (印度)
  • Indian Ocean - 印度洋
  • Indonesia - 印尼
  • Banda Aceh - 亚齐
  • Medan - 棉兰
  • Malaysia - 马来西亚
  • Ipoh - 怡保
  • Kuala Terengganu - 瓜拉登嘉楼
  • Penang - 槟城
  • Kuala Lumpur - 吉隆坡
  • Singapore - 新加坡
  • Thailand - 泰国
  • Hat Yai - 合艾
  • Vietnam - 越南
  • Can Tho - 芹苴
  • Ho Chi Minh City - 胡志明市
  • Cambodia - 柬埔寨
  • Gulf of Thailand - 泰国湾
  • 10oN - 北纬10度
  • 5oN - 北纬5度
  • 0o - 赤道0度

Key for File:MH370 ATC and air routes map.png

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Air Traffic Control and Air Routes - 马航370航班空管和空中航线
  • FIR Ho Chi Minh - 胡志明市飞航情报区
  • FIR Singapore - 新加坡飞航情报区
  • FIR Bangkok - 曼谷飞航情报区
  • FIR Kuala Lumpur - 吉隆坡飞航情报区
  • Gulf of Thailand - 泰国湾飞航情报区
  • South China Sea - 南中国海
  • Malaysia - 马来西亚
  • Kuala Terengganu - 瓜拉登嘉楼
  • Kota Bharu - 哥打巴鲁
  • Thailand - 泰国
  • Narathiwat - 那拉提瓦
  • Vietnam - 越南
  • 105oE - 东经105度
  • 7oN - 北纬7度
  • ATC for routes M765 & R208 through FIR Singapore provided by Kuala Lumpur ACC - 通过新加坡飞航情报区M765和R208的空管航线是由吉隆坡区域管制中心所提供
  • Disappears from secondary radar (1:21 MYT) - 从二次雷达中消失 (大马标准时间 1:21)
  • Flight path - secondary radar - 二次雷达所探测到的飞行路径
  • Flight path - military radar - 军用雷达所探测到的飞行路径
  • Planned Flight Path - 原定飞行路径
  • Flight Information Region (FIR) - 飞航情报区
  • FIR Boundaries (includes international border) - 飞航情报区边界(包括国际边界)
  • Air route (selected named) - 特定空中航线
  • Navigational waypoint (selected) - 特定导航点
  • International border (also forms FIR boundary) - 国际边界(也形成飞航情报区边界)
  • 1. Source: MH370 - Definition of Underwater Search Areas Australian Transport Safety Bureau, June 2014, pg. 3 - 来源:《MH370 - 水下搜索区域的界定》,第3页, 由澳洲交通安全局于2014年6月发布。
  • 2. Based on the flight path taken by MAS Flight 370 in several flights shortly before 8 March 2014. - 根据2014年3月8日前夕的MH370数次航班的飞行路径。

File:MH370 SIO search.png (Translation by User:Cerevisae):

   The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
   In the Southern Indian Ocean (through July 2015) - 搜寻马来西亚航空公司航班370
   104oE - 东经104度
   103o50' E - 东经103度50分
   45oS - 南纬45度 (and so on)
   Elevation (metres) - 海拔(米)
   7th BTO arc - Location (distance from satellite) of Flight 370 at the time of its last transmission (8:19 MYT / 00:19 UTC, 8 March 2014) - 第七突发时序偏移弧 - 370航班的位置(与卫星的距离)(break)在当时的最后一次发送的时间 (break)(大马标准时间 8:19/协调世界时 00:19,2014年3月8日)
   Above sea level - 海拔(米)
   Cocos Is. (Australia) - 科科斯群島 (澳洲)
   Detected by sonobuoy - 由声纳浮标所检测
   Location (area of uncertainty) of an event detected by hydrophone stations about at 1:30 UTC, 8 March 2014 - 于2014年3月8日协调世界时 1:30(break)通过水听器站点所检测到的地点(不确定区)的有关事件
   Search areas 3-11 April 2014 - 4月3日至11日的搜索区域
   Search areas 12-28 April 2014 - 4月12日至28日的搜索领域
   Broken Ridge - 布罗肯海岭
   Search areas 28 March - 3 April 2014 - 3月28日至4月3日的搜索领域
   TPL search & seafloor sonar survey (inset) - 拖行声波定位器搜索和海底声呐调查(插图)
   Search areas 18 - 27 March 2014 - 3月18日至27日的搜索区域
   Australia - 澳洲
   Amsterdam Is. (France) - 阿姆斯特丹岛 (法国)
   Saint Paul Is. (France) - 圣保罗岛(法国)
   Perth Canyon (IMOS) - 珀斯峡谷 (综合海洋观测系统)
   Perth - 珀斯
   RAAF Base Perce - 澳大利亚皇家空军的皮尔斯基地
   Fremantle Harbour - 弗里曼特尔海港
   Cape Leeuwin - 露纹角
   HA01 (CTBTO) - 条约编号:HA01(全面核禁试条约组织)
   Note: Surface search areas (18 March - 28 April 2014) were influenced by ocean drift from possible impact location over intervening time (since 8 March 2014) - 注:水面搜索区域(2014年3月18日至4月28日)。(break) 该搜索区域是由可能的坠毁的位置(break)和海洋漂移所影响(自2014年3月8日)。
   Path of ADV Ocean Shield with Towed Pinger Locator (4-14 April) - 海洋之盾号与拖行声波定位器的路径(4月4日至14日)
   Acoustic detections - 声音检测器
   Max. effective detection range (3 km) - 最大有效检测范围(3公里)
   Seafloor sonar survey (14 April-28 May) - 海底声纳调查(4月14日至5月28日)
   Sources: Royal Australian Navy & Phoenix International - 资料来源:澳洲皇家海军与凤凰国际
   Flight path / impact area calculations - 飞行路线/坠毁面积计算
   18 March 2014 - 2014年3月18日
   28 March 2014 - 2014年3月28日
   3 April 2014 - 2014年4月3日
   Highest probability - 最高概率
   Medium probability - 中等概率
   Lowest probability - 最低概率
   October 2014 - 2014年10月
   Facilities used: - 设备使用:
   Port - 港口
   Airfield - 机场
   Underwater search: - 水下搜索:
   Sonobuoy deployments - 声纳浮标部署
   Hydrophone stations - 水听器站点
   Satellite images of possible debris: - 卫星图像所显示的可能碎片:
   Thaichote (24 March 2014) - 泰国地球观测卫星(2014年3月24日)
   Gaofen-1 (18 March 2014) - 高分一号卫星 (2014年3月18日)
   Airbus (23 March 2014) - 空客防务卫星(2014年3月23日)
   Digital Globe (16 March 2014) - 數位全球公司卫星(2014年3月16日)
   Priority search area - 60,000 km2 (began October 2014, largely complete by May 2015) - 优先搜索区域 - 60,000平方公里(始于2014年10月,2015年5月大致上完成)
   Expanded search area - 120,000km2 (approx. boundary, announced April 2015, began May 2015) - 扩大搜索范围 - 120,000平方公里(预计边界,于2015年4月宣布,开始于2015年5月)
   Wide area search - 1,120,000 km2 (identified, but no plans to search as of 31 July 2015) - 大范围搜索 - 1,120,000平方公里 (已确定,但截至于2015年7月31日,还没有计划要开始搜索)
   Sources: Australia Maritime Safety Authority & Australian Transport Safety Bureau - 资料来源:澳洲海事安全局和澳洲交通安全局
   Map by Andrew Heneen (December 2014, updated 31 July 2015), Licenced: CC-BY-3.0 - 地图来自Andrew Heneen(创作于2014年12月,更新于2015年7月31日),拥有“创作共用授权 - 署名 - 相同方式共享”条款的许可。

WhisperToMe (talk) 22:13, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Spanish version of File:Avianca52SeatMap.png[edit]

es:Vuelo 52 de Avianca
Please make a Spanish version of: File:Avianca52SeatMap.png

Key with translations by User:Ganímedes

   Main Boarding Door - Puerta de abordaje principal
   First Class - Primera clase
   Minor injury: Daño menor
   Serious Injury - Daño mayor
   Fatal Injury - Daño mortal
   NOTE: Diagram not to scale - NOTA: Diagrama fuera de escala
   Long text: No se puede determinar el arreglo preciso de todos los ocupantes en relación a sus daños debido a que no se asignaron todos los asientos y algunos pasajeros fueron movidos a asientos diferentes luego de abordar. 

Additional words from and

   forward galley door = puerta de cocina delantera

additional words from

   Aft Entry Door and Aft Galley Door = puerta de entrada trasera, puerta de cocina trasera

additional words from

   Type III Overwing Door = Puerta sobre el ala tipo III

--WhisperToMe (talk) 17:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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I have made an SVG version (linked above) which will make translation easier. --Amble (talk) 17:30, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Now added the Spanish version. ✓ Done --Amble (talk) 18:49, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Korean historical map with inset[edit]

I would like a map with inset showing a particular location on a historical map of Seoul, Korea. I have made an attempt at it, but the aesthetics and readability aren't great. A better version would be welcome. Feel free to use a different presentation and arrangement (and even without an inset) if it improves the result. Ideally, though, the map should show the location of Sanamgi relative to the city on the full map scale, and also show a legible version of the three Chinese characters 沙南基. Thanks! --Amble (talk) 21:38, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Yes, the correct area is the second rectangle surrounding the characters in the inset map. --Amble (talk) 06:36, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Right, the small feature on a large, busy map makes it difficult. Thanks for your draft. I find it difficult to distinguish the insets and overlay text, though, when viewed at a resolution likely to be used in an article. --Amble (talk) 22:19, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:11, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

@Amble: I will try to help you but first I need you to show me exactly which is the area of Sanamgi. In your file I can see you made a rectangle and in that (which you have enlarged to the left) you have also made a rectangle surrounding some letters. I don't think the area of Sanamgi is that second rectangle so I need you to show me which area it is, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:11, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

@Amble: This is not so easy as the part which is important is so small compared to the whole map. The draft I show you here is made with the assumption that the whole base map doesn't need to be visible. So have a look at this draft and give me feedback on it, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:06, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
@Amble: I think it's better if you write your answers here so one can get an overview.
At what resolution will it be shown? Give me the size of the image in the article in pixels. But is it not also so that you can click on it to get the full picture, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 08:34, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
It's to be used in en:Saenamteo. The size in pixels could change, but the image should be useful at a smaller size suitable for inclusion inline. --Amble (talk) 15:52, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
@Amble: New draft. If you want something that works in the size you are having in the article I think it will be very hard to both view where it comes from and to see it by itself. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:16, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that's the difficulty I found in making a sensible image for the article. I'm looking for creative ideas, suggestions, or advice rather than just technical implementation, so the question is not so much what I want, but what will be most useful in the article. That could mean an image with one or more insets, multiple images, a single image with colors to highlight the region of interest -- it doesn't have to look like the version I came up with. I like your idea of changing the color range in the base map. --Amble (talk) 22:39, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
@Amble: Sorry for the delay but I had to do other things. If you don't want to use the last draft I made I don't think I can help you any more right now. So you have to tell me if you want to use that or I will have to let someone else have a try on this. Please also ping me as the watch doesn't work for me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:21, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Thanks. I probably won't have time to think about this either. Anyone is free to replace my image with a better one. --Amble (talk) 06:58, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

@Amble: I edited my taken but I really think this should be closed as done/resolved even if it's not. Otherwise it will just stay here but that's up to you. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:26, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Map of Rome[edit]

Administrative subdivision of Rome and other (elections)
Hi, I'd like a new map that includes, at the same time, all the administrative subdivision of Rome, in particularː

If this is not possibile, enlarge this image File:Zone Agro Romano.jpg (but i don't think red areas can be enlarged very well). Image resolutionː available also 4000 px. Colorː only white and grey (the blue of the river is not important). No written indication. Thanks... --Mirella Cece (talk) 23:35, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

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Maps of the Houston Independent School District[edit]

en:Houston Independent School District
This image shows a map of the Houston ISD along with ethnic groups and the city of Houston boundaries (pre-North Forest)

Would someone mind making these versions of these maps?

HISD boundaries (alone), HISD boundaries (alone) pre-North Forest
HISD boundaries with city limits, HISD boundaries with city limits pre-North Forest
HISD boundaries with ethnicity, HISD boundaries with ethnicity pre-North Forest
HISD boundaries with ethnicity and city limits, HISD boundaries with ethnicity and city limits pre-North Forest

--WhisperToMe (talk) 07:07, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

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SVG version of Bounty Voyages Map.png[edit]

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 08:25, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
es:Motín del HMS Bounty
I would like to have a SVG version of this map done so that I can later create a Spanish version for the article mentioned above, currently nominated for featured in the Spanish Wikipedia. Thank you!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 08:17, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
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@Rowanwindwhistler: There is no raw SVG version of the map, but there is a PNG version without most labels which allows you to add the Spanish labels by yourself in MSPaint or GIMP easily. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 02:17, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Though I would rather have SVG maps than non-vector ones, that would indeed be a way to go. I will see if I can find a base SVG map of the area and add the voyages to it (not sure if there is one). If not, I will consider using the PNG base map. Thanks for the suggestion.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 06:16, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
@Rowanwindwhistler: You can try OpenStreetMap to crop the same region as best as you can and save as SVG format. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 07:06, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
I have never tried that but I will next time I need a SVG base map. In the end I managed to find a map that shows roughly the same region and created a SVG version of the original map. I think we can mark this request as resolved. Many thanks for all your suggestions!--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 07:31, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Updating Holy Roman Empire maps[edit]

HRE 1400


Requests: As fantastic as the map is, is there any way to add some additional details to it? Within the Luxemburg, Wettin, and Habsburg lands, there are no internal borders between the different adjacent territories. As an example, I refer you to the where there are light gray borders between the Habsburg lands of Bohemia, Moravia, Syria, etc. I think this would help give a little additional detail. Additionally, this could help add some extra detail in a couple of other regions - I don't see the Bishopric of Verden within the Bishopric of Bremen; internal borders within Brunswik-Luneberg to clearly define the border with Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel as well as including the Principality of Luneberg (capital at Celle), and Principality of Grubenhagen; and also adding borders between the Bavarian divisions and Mecklenberg lands. You could even show some of the internal border regions in Savoy and Milan as those regions are large enough to show the detail. I would also like to see this detail inside Bohemia and Moravia and Selisia - beside just showing the borders between these two lands as I mentioned above, I would love to see some of the duchies and counties that existed in these lands as I can't ever find any maps that show this detail (maybe a good idea for a separate map as well). Additionally, in the countries that border the Holy Roman Empire, I like that they are just one color to differentiate the Holy Roman Empire but I would still like to see some gray borders in those countries of the duchies and counties around the Holy Roman Empire. I just love to see all that detail when I am reading articles to see what regions are next to what. Also, it would be nice if the menus could be updated to English but there is something I like about the entities being in German as it is their actual names. Maybe there is room to add a translation menu which at least explains the titles, ex. Gft. = County, Hzm. = Duchy, etc.). I also had one question about the Duchy of Teck (under the Margrave of Burgau). I have only ever been able to find this Duchy located on one map ( and they show it next to Ulm. I know there were two creations of the Duchy of Teck so not sure if this is where it was in 1400 and then there was a later Duchy of Teck by Ulm - just wanted to check for clarity.

As for the map, I would love to see it have the same resolution as the map. There is a lot of detail on this map but at a greater resolution, you could add just a bit more. I would also like to see some of the internal borders in the Habsburg lands shown in the Electorate of Brandenburg and Electorate of Saxony, Electorate of Hanover, Austrian Netherlands, etc. And, any borders within France, Poland and Hungary would be great.

This has to be one of the best maps on Wiki of the early Holy Roman Empire from the year 1000: What are the chances this would be updated to a modern map like the above at the same resolution as the map and put in English? This map has so much detail that it would be a fantastic reference.

This is a great map of the Holy Roman Empire in 1689 ( but it needs to be updated to level of resolution and detail.

Additionally, between this map from 1000 and the map from 1400, there are no other highly detailed maps of the Holy Roman Empire. I would love to see one from the 1200s to start off with at resolution and level of detail which would give wiki a detailed map of the HRE every 200 years and then could eventually work on filling in the gaps to have one of the HRE every 100 years, e.g. 1296 when Duchy of Saxony is dissolved.

As for territories, I have found a couple of other maps I love to reference that I think would be great to update (obviously this is a long-running project): Duchy of Wurtemberg ( I think this map would be great to update as is but I would also like to see another map of just the growth of the Duchy of Wurtemberg up til 1789 as this map really shows the acquisition at the time of the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in the early 1800s but does not show how they acquired their main territories; Duchy of Baden ( I know there are some later ones that show the 1800s ( but they do not have this detail. And again, it would be great to see an additional map with just the acquisitions up to 1771; Duchy of Bavaria ( this is a great map and I can't find anything like it on wiki. Bavaria is a great dynamic territory that should have some additional detailed maps from additional years; Electorate of Saxony: and need to be in English and the Ernestine branch of the Wettin dynasty maps (example as should be updated and need one that includes all of the territories over several periods to show all of the divisions.

Typo in SVG map to be corrected[edit]

en:Semitic languages among others
Please correct "Ebalite" (at the top of the map, in northwestern Syria) to "Eblaite" (compare w:Eblaite language) —Angr 14:57, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
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This SVG file contains real text so you can correct it by yourself. Just open the SVG file in Notepad or any other text editor like Notepad++. Press Ctrl+H and find "Ebalite" and replace with "Eblaite", save and upload again. Use this chance to familiarize yourself with simple SVG/XML source editing. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 02:09, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done It worked! Thanks for your help. —Angr 22:05, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
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Scale is messed up[edit]

Lots of articles in multiple Wikipedias
"Map of Antarctica" originally had an accurate scale. However, in an edit of 19:58, 26 March 2008, someone switched the captions, making it depict 1000 miles as a distance much shorter than 1000 kilometres. Could you restore the original caption? It's not a matter of simple reversion, as someone's uploaded a revised version with various fixes (but still the broken scale) since then. The other four maps are derived from it, and all of them include the broken caption. --Nyttend (talk) 16:06, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
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