User talk:El Grafo

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FEVE maps[edit]

Thanks for your response to my queries. I reached Santander from Ferrol (522,5 km) on My Google maps (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEoWHo7PGBKA.kfsyCcK5oYo4). I wil continue drawing the lines on to Bilbao en then to Leon. (see File:FEVE map trial version.png (First try in 2008)) This will take a while due to the intensive curvature of the metergauge railways (I want to be very precise). I made a new Category:FEVE rail maps. I put a query to the Spanish community ([1]) but they dont seem to be very responsive. It can happen that there is nobody interested in local railway history (there is a very complicated railway history of local lines) and be prepared to draw maps.

I will concentrate on tracing the lines and later on then try again to convert the drawn lines to SVG. I seem to get stuck with Grass and Qgis. I can deinstall the software and try again or persevere the hard way. Idealy the projection should be conical for the long East-West map (around 43 degree North latitude). The closest I could find was EPSG::2062 (Madrid). The background map I want to keep as a separate layer so I can keep the option open to make an SVG map with only the FEVE railway lines to be filled in by other map makers. A lot of other elements have to be added in such as stations, tunnels bridges, connecting main railway lines etc, but this can be done in Inkscape.

In the meantime I want to check something. Can you export a KML file from my My Google Map? As I am logged in My Google Maps and its in my laptop memory I am not sure if other people have the same (export) options I see on my screen.Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:19, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Smiley.toerist: I fear I can't help you with your installation issues at the moment, since I don't have a Windows machine at hand to try it myself …
I don't see any possibility to download/export anything from here. --El Grafo (talk) 12:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
This means I have to place the KLM files on some file server or mail the files personaly as attachments.Smiley.toerist (talk) 15:32, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
I put these on my own website (I forgot I stil have one) Adres is: My website The most complete one is FEVE Lines. Smiley.toerist (talk) 13:15, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I have now reached the endstation in Bilbao, 641 km from Ferrol. I will shortly add the Basque sidelines.Smiley.toerist (talk) 13:37, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping me updated. In the mean time, I had to install Qgis on a windows computer myself. At first it indeed seemed that there was only grass installed, but that was shortly before the installation was completely finished. After that, "Qgis Desktop" and some other stuff was added to the qgis folder in the start menu. So it seems to me like for some reason your installation didn't finish properly – might be worth it trying again. Cheers, --El Grafo (talk) 14:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I will remove the software and try again. Maybe I made some wrong installation choices. I dont have any software SVG tools, such as Inkscape. This reinstallation I will do when I have some time. In the meantime I reached en:Arija.Smiley.toerist (talk) 12:53, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
I have added some distance and I am nearing Leon. However my laptop where I work crashed, (I have an old XP desktop, but this limited) so I probably have to reinstall the software or buy a new one. The opportunity to start again for the GIS software. But this wil take awhile and I have other priorities.Smiley.toerist (talk) 20:38, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

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Why are you removing Category:Aircraft at unidentified locations ?[edit]

Without adding an actual location (e.g. airport) category ? e.g. File:Caravelle (5989454901) (2).jpg. regards, Rod in Sydney Rcbutcher (talk) 10:41, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

@Rcbutcher: Hi Rod, the categories in the Category:Unidentified subjects-subtree are maintenance categories, where images are temporarily put until someone can identify whatever was unidentified (I've added the missing {{Unidentified header}} now). If an image contains no clues that could lead to an identification (here: only aircraft and sky visible), there's no chance anybody will ever be able to identify the location. Images like this clutter the maintenance categories, making those images that really could be identified hard to find. Also, for aircraft-in-front-of-sky images the location doesn't really matter – it's a nice-to-know information if we have it, but basically File:Caravelle (5989454901) (2).jpg could have been taken at any airport in the world and still would look the same. Hope that clears things up? --El Grafo (talk) 09:37, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I disagree. Locations of photographs can be identified from a wide range of factors : photographer, similar photographs, image uploader, date, other information about the image, known activities of the aircraft. No photograph is beyond identification, so it should remain in the Category:Aircraft at unidentified locations. Eventually somebody will locate it. Rcbutcher (talk) 05:26, 18 April 2015 (UTC)