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Maproom on en:wikipedia

Difficulty with uploading images, and copyright

c:Category:Blank SVG maps of the world

Uploading maps[edit]

Recommendations for images:

  • < 4.77 Mb
  • < 12,500,000 pixels
  • if JPG, then not progressive
  • PNG preferred to GIF

Specify, within an SVG file, the use of fonts supported by the software at Commons, and particularly "Liberation Mono", "Liberation Sans" and "Liberation Serif". See [1]

Upload pages[edit]

Some "special upload" forms, all differently broken: 1, 2, 3.

Instead of any of these, I have been recommended to use the "basic form". An essential trick in using it is to suppply the copyright details in the "Summary" field using template format, e.g. Permission={{Cc-by-3.0}}, and ignore the "Licensing" field.

Droysens Historical Atlas[edit]

User:Maproom/maps lists some maps from Droysens Allgemeiner Historischer Handatlas, uploaded to Wikipedia Commons.