Template talk:Maps of world history

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In your 1974 map, the Republic of Ireland should not be coloured the same as the UK. That part of Ireland declared itself a Republic in 1949, having left the British Commonwealth.

Not maps of world after 1492[edit]

After 1492, the pictures are mostly colonisation maps. The point of views between maps of world history and colonisation history are quite different. Better to separate them into two templates? i.e. Template of maps of world history and Template of maps of colonisation history.--Angelalive 07:14, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, I wanted to make the same point. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 22:09, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

And also, there are no maps between 900 and 1492, which is a lot...Nothing happened in those years?

Source data[edit]

Would someone know where I might find a copy of the GIS files (shapefiles perhaps?) used to create these colonization maps? Ben Lewis(bglewis@gmail.com)

The North American map needs to be updated to agree with the First Nation archeological perspective predating Europeans arriving in North America. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_peoples_in_Canada


Shouldn't this be merged with Template:World History Maps? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 22:13, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Messy maps[edit]

Someone who feels so inclined should definitely look at the map coloring and naming. It's quite inconsistent right now, which makes it unnecessarily complex to get a grip of how the colonization changed from e.g. 1800 to 1898. We should try to come up with a consistent naming and coloring to make it easier to get the full picture. /PerLundberg (talk) 21:18, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

British India[edit]

Hi by 1800 : Cochin (1791), Jaipur (1794), Travancore (1795), Hyderabad (1798), Mysore (1799) were all part of british india. this is not completely reflected on the map and should be updated.