Design Guidelines are based on → location map design of german map shop (German). It's favorable to derive new locator maps from existing location maps. Please keep both size and ratio in this case. Thus the new locator maps may still be applied as location map (→Guide). Marker color is supposed to be darkred. Waterbodies may be transparent, to show other objects better. Please be aware that this guide is only a recommendation. It's not an inevitable law!
HIGHLIGHT SMALL AREAS
small maps apply different scales
small map applies same scale as main map
Rest of Serbia: foreign or the same country?
Kosovo: part of Serbia?
Wether South Ossetia or Abkhazia form a part of Georgia is disputed. The marked georgian administrative region however is partly under georgian control (solid red) while other parts are part break-away „country“ South Ossetia (hatched)
India claims some northern areas (hatched) while other areas are controlled by India but challenged by other countries. India claims all of Jammu and Kashmir (red areas), while it controls only the southern part of it (cf. broad red stripes vs. narrow red stripes)
Western Sahara: part of Marocco?
Like above. However, the map differentiates wether the disputed area is controlled by Marocco or not
Locator map of Taiwan in China. Map hatches all areas that are claimed but not controlled by China. Hence, highlighted Taiwan is also hatched grey/red.
Dashed borders or hatched areas indicate disputed areas or not fully integral areas. Politcal situations differ so do maps. There can't be strict rules with regard to disputed areas. Maps above are examples only.
Relief (like before but outlines highlighted)
Mini map with box
Depicted continent dark grey
Box on a world map
Mini maps show where the depicted area actually is situated. Check out →Modèle:Carte en coin (french) of how to insert a mini map in virtually every map