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Help in uploading[edit]


  • (The regions of Donetsk [4] and Luhansk [5] partially under Russian control in far eastern Ukraine also use Moscow Time UTC+03:00, but the frontline is not static and occasionally changes just like in WW1 with the last territorial change occuring in 2017 [6], so coloring this area could be problematic)

Maphobbyist (talk) 14:45, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

@Maphobbyist: I can't see exactly which areas you mean, can't zoom in on the map. Is those the areas you mean; South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Donetsk, Luhansk. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:42, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
The first two maps showing all of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are indeed correct – all its territories use Moscow Time (and of course all of Crimea). The last two maps showing only the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are not correct. What I mean is the territory in far east Ukraine under pro-Russian control and which use Moscow Time: File:Map of war in eastern Ukraine in 08.08.14.png because all of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are not under their control as shown in the map. Maphobbyist (talk) 14:45, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: Draft. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:34, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
The map showing Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Crimea is perfect, only the far eastern area of Ukraine in not exactly accurate. Here is another map of Ukraine showing the actual situation: File. I hope it helps. Maphobbyist (talk) 17:40, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
In the last update of this map, the last user has not colored Turkey entirely in red. Gallipoli Peninsula [7], Kapıdağ Peninsula [8], Marmara Island [9], Imbros (Gökçeada) Island [10], Tenedos (Bozcaada) Island [11], Datça Peninsula [12] and Bozburun Peninsula [13] still appear in violet, which becomes evident when this map is zoomed in. Can you color these forgotten areas in red as well? Maphobbyist (talk) 23:58, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: New draft and thanks for the OSM links, very helpful. Is this we are working on the same as Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop#Time zone maps of Europe, if so that should be closed. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:25, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Your edit for the Turkish version is excellent and complete. You can upload it. The Descriptionless, Catalan, English, French and German versions need exactly the same updates like the Turkish version. Maphobbyist (talk) 18:38, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
You can upload the Turkish version. If it is not too much, can you do the same changes to the other aforementioned versions, because they exactly need the same updates? Maphobbyist (talk) 08:38, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Or, do you expect me to upload your completed draft? Maphobbyist (talk) 14:24, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: I was just writing here, you have to give me some time to respond. It would have helped me if you had told me that we were going to update more maps with the same base map, now it will be more complicated and they have different texts on them. I will do them and then you will have to check them all, I will let you know when I'm done. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:32, 31 January 2018 (UTC)


These five maps need exactly the same updates: Turkey, all of Crimea, all of Abkhazia, all of South Ossetia and the far eastern areas of Ukraine under pro-Russian control need to be colored in red as they use Moscow Time UTC+03:00, and without changing the de-jure borders of Ukraine and Georgia. Copying and pasting the red colored areas of Ukraine from the updated Turkish version map to these five maps should not be a problem, as they have no labels on them. Maphobbyist (talk) 15:39, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
  • The five maps need more updating than the first one as we didn't include Turkey before, that's why I asked for you help on what to update.
  • Four out of them have labels, all different.
Check the files to see if I got it right. ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:18, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
The five maps you have updated are excellent! Great work! You can close my request in Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop. I have demanded too much and bothered you so much about these maps. That is why, I won't bother you for a very long time. Best regards, Maphobbyist (talk) 09:58, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: You are the one who started the request at Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop so you are the one who should close it by putting out the resolved code. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:30, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
But it is inidcated in the section, that the graphist has to close the request (not the requester). Maphobbyist (talk) 17:27, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: I can't find it now but I have had this discussion before and this is what we ended up with:
  • The requester starts the request.
  • The graphic worker marks it with "taken" when working on it.
  • When the graphic worker is finished with the work the "done" code is placed on the request by the graphic worker.
  • If the requester things the work is completed she/he puts the code "resolved" there.
  • It's really only the requester who can decide when it's correct/finished as that person has the knowledge and knows what she/he wants. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:48, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
However according in the explantion, as the graphic worker you need to put the "done" code below the "Time zone maps of Europe" request section in Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop, before I can put the "resolved" code. Can you put it there please? Thank you. Maphobbyist (talk) 19:31, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: Of course I could but we haven't been working on that request so you should really withdraw it. The way I know of is to put out "resolved" code so it gets archived, if you want you write an explanation. To my knowledge the "done" code is not needed for archiving, it's just a visible information. We did all the work here on my talk page and I haven't "taken" that request either. --Goran tek-en (talk) 09:32, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice, as I have no knowledge of these procedures. I am a slow learner. Maphobbyist (talk) 13:33, 6 February 2018 (UTC)


Hei sir I had request from some day's but didn't get any reply, the request is:Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop#Wikipedia wordmark Pashto logo :)) Bloch khan (talk) 20:33, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Please stop calling me sir, I don't like it. I will look at your request. ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:17, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
OK Can I call you Goran? :) Bloch khan (talk) 21:10, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
That's fine. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:15, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Copyright status:File:Molar volumes of liquid-solid phase of elements.svg[edit]

One small request[edit]


In File:Map of Countries that do not recognize Christmas as Public Holiday.svg could you color Mali in grey (because Christmas is actually an official public holiday)? Could you also color Taiwan in light brown (instead of the current dark brown) because while not an official public holiday, Christmas is given observance.

Source for Mali:

Source for Taiwan:

Thank you. Maphobbyist (talk) 21:15, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

@Maphobbyist: New version uploaded. ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 21:44, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Maphobbyist (talk) 23:02, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
Hello. There appear two grey boxes below Bangladesh. They must have been overlooked or forgotten by the original uploader. Could you get rid of them? Thank you. Maphobbyist (talk) 14:26, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
@Maphobbyist: Boxes removed. ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 22:05, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Correction requests[edit]

Hello, Goran tek-en.

There are mistakes in these maps which have not been undone. Would you correct them?

In both File:Christian States.svg and File:State Religions.svg, El Salvador is wrongly included, which needs to be removed because it doesn't have a state religion. Article 26 of the Constitution of El Salvador does not declare the Catholic Church as a state religion: "The juridical personality of the Catholic Church is recognized. The other churches may obtain recognition of their personality in conformity with the law". Source:

In File:Map of state religions.svg, Georgia is wrongly included, which needs to be removed because it doesn't have a state religion. Section 1 of Article 9 of the Constitution of Georgia does not declare the Georgian Orthodox Church as a state religion: "The state shall declare complete freedom of belief and religion, as well as shall recognise the special role of the Apostle Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Georgia in the history of Georgia and its independence from the state." Source:

In File:Paises con mayoría cristiana.svg Nakchivan needs to be painted in pink, because it is an exclave of Azerbaijan, and like Azerbaijan as a whole, Nakchivan doesn't have a Christian majority.

Artoxx (talk) 20:02, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm sure that your requests are well based but it's out of my knowledge and I can see that your user account is blocked. This gives me some hesitation on performing those request so right now I will not do that, I hope you understand this. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:36, 30 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Goran tek-en, can I ask you a favor? Last few days, I've started new project making location maps for Georgia (see here). Before I was using Inkscape but in this project I decided to work with Illustrator but something strange happens after I upload a map. Maps appear a little bit blurred (see File:Georgia Imereti location map.svg) SVG code is ok, everything seems ok but their preview is blurred. Could you help me to find out the problem? Any ideas? --g. balaxaZe 15:04, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@Giorgi Balakhadze: Hi, I really do not know much about the different rendering issues more then what I run into and try to solve then. Mostly by simplifying and removing everything which is not needed. I looked at the file and my suggestion is to try this: Remove all the clip paths and actually remove everything outside of the area you need and upload a new version like that. Give the preview time to get updated see if it helps.
Or maybe (not so clean way) you just can try to make the svg image larger, ea width 1200 instead of 512. Give the preview time to get updated see if it helps.
I have nothing backing up this, it's just a feeling I have that maybe at some smaller rendering sizes the material outside the clipping paths causes this blur. I always remove everything outside the used area, I have at several occasions run into problems with all the left over material. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:17, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Now I will try the first part of your advices. Changing preview pixels is crazy thing(!) in Illustrator artboard size is 729x484 but in commons appears not more than 512px.--g. balaxaZe 17:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Giorgi Balakhadze: I don't really understand. In Inkscape (as you also work with) I can set the art board size to anything I want and I'm really sure you can do that in Illustrator also. Where the 512*340px comes from I'm not sure if you didn't set them when you started a new file. When I look at different svg files I have created and they have different art board sizes, the different png's created also change. It must just be mathematical scale. So for you to go from 512*340 to 1280*850 you just have to change the size of your art board, paper, working area or what its called in Illustrator. Then scale ALL of your drawing by 2,5, be sure to lock proportions (wide*height) and if to scale line weights and so on. The preview size comes by it self, nothing you have to edit or create. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:45, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I know that it is very strange and it makes me crazy really. I know that in Inkscape we can do that but in Illustrator that doesn't work. Simple example this map was made in Inkscape File:საქართველოს მუნიციპალიტეტების მოსახლეობის უმრავლესობა სქესის მიხედვით (2014).svg (800 × 464 pixels.) After I've translated (only) it in Illustrator File:Municipalities of Georgia by Population’s Predominant Gender (2014).svg and re-uploaded it became 512 × 297 pixels. With png files in Illustrator everything works great, they change size. I think I need someone who works with Illustrator, maybe you know someone from Graphics lab? --g. balaxaZe 19:25, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I've enlarged artboard it fixed blurring but the preview size remains the same :d (File:Georgia Imereti location map.svg--g. balaxaZe 19:27, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Screenshot of the program ► --g. balaxaZe 19:31, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Giorgi Balakhadze: File:საქართველოს მუნიციპალიტეტების მოსახლეობის უმრავლესობა სქესის მიხედვით (2014).svg is 970 × 562px in art board in Inkscape and the png preview is 800*464px and that preview is not something you can control. Also in this file you have a box outside of the art board, why?
File:Municipalities of Georgia by Population’s Predominant Gender (2014).svg is 776*450px in art board size in Inkscape and not what it says on the file 512*297. It must be something with illustrator how you import/open/saves the files there. I guess there could be a standard/default size which is set to 512*297 so you have to change that when you open or import or what you do.
  • You have so many clip paths which makes it very very hard for someone else to reuse and make derivates of your files.
  • Why do you turn the texts into outline, in that way it makes it so much harder to make a translation of your maps, please keep text as text if it's not for a very special reason.
  • File:Maps template-en.svg is a template that is jused when maps are created here and so that we try to use the same graphic expression for the same purpose. Please read this and the linked pages, WikiProject_Maps/Conventions
  • Also look at this page as it will help you Help:Illustrator.
  • There is a lot of information on Illustrator and how to work with it online so read.
I think you should make a break and sort out the different issues you have with Illustrator. Ones you have done that you can set up a workflow for all of your maps within this project. In the end it will be very helpful and it will help you both in time and reduce the amount of problems. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:07, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Ah, if you were using Illustrator you could understand me better, I really checked everything (every button), searched on youtube and etc. I give up now, I won't use Illustrator for svg maps. Check this again (File:Georgia Imereti location map.svg, now I've exported it from Inkscape and no single problem with blurring or size (in any use, either preview or template). Perhaps issue is in the program's code reading.
  • Regarding clips I clipped them once (with one click) and after re-open it multiplies itself (again Illustrator things, I don't know why).
  • Regarding text outlines, I tried to use texts but they look ugly (I know reason). But I prefer better appearance. (Anyway in the future I plan to make some experiments with texts).
  • I know about links you've provided (except Help:Illustrator, I'll check it), I mix File:Maps template-en.svg with File:Positionskartenerstellung - Signaturvorlage.svg for location maps the last one is better I think.--g. balaxaZe 20:39, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Anyway, thanks for your attention Goran tek-en.--g. balaxaZe 21:16, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Giorgi Balakhadze: That's great but why have you made the art board so big File:Georgia Imereti location map.svg 4,563 × 3,036px, also this can cause problems. To my experience a width of 1000-1500px on a map like that is a good size. I prefer to cut out/remove everything outside the art board but that is just my opinion. I hope I have supported you to some extent. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:09, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Newmarket Canal map.svg[edit]

Hello Goran tek-en – can you please fix an error in Newmarket Canal map.svg ? There is a street labelled as "Young street" in the map, which should be spelled "Yonge Street". I live in the Holland Landing community, not far from Yonge Street. Thanks in advance! PKT (talk) 14:14, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

@PKT: ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:53, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi Goran tek-en, can you help me? In portuguese wikipedia is happening a challenge to decide the Wikipedia logo when us get 1 milion articles. I created my draw in Inkscape, but when I uploaded on Commons, the image was deformated, forcing me to upload a PNG logo. But I think that isn't normal and can be fix. Could you see the SVG image and see what happened? Mr. Fulano (talk) 21:27, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Mr. Fulano: First you had a mix of text and text outline, I made it all outline. The text was to low, actually outside the page area, look at the png and you can see that at the bottom, I raised it. You should delete that png as it's cut at the bottom. I moved the content to a new Inkscape page and saved it there as there were nothing visible wrong, I didn't dive into the code. The new page/file looked OK on my computers viewing program as yours didn't. I uploaded the new version but it takes some time for the preview to be updated so we will have to wait and see, get back to me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:21, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Mr. Fulano: I changed the ball as some of them have problems with the code and made all of the image valid W3C. ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:07, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank for that, but I don't understand anything, what I did wrong and what I need do to it don't happens more? Mr. Fulano (talk) 19:27, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Mr. Fulano: I'm not an advanced code under stander so I can't check the code like that. What I can see is that's it only the preview that is wrong. Because if you view your version in full it is OK. I can't really tell you, then you will have to find someone who is a code under stander. --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:10, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, repaired in that, because in browser is opening well. Now, can you make me a favor? A guy is creating problem if my logo because is so big and I don't know why the people don't understand what is use a resize in own wikipedia. So, if possible, can you resize for 155x135px? Mr. Fulano (talk) 20:23, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Mr. Fulano: It's done by someone else. --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:35, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

File:P Mexico.svg[edit]

Hello Goran, this icon looks very nice in big view, but in fact, it is used as mini icon and so we need much more contrast in all. So can you please increase (and darken) the contour-lines, especially the outer-line of the pyramid dramatically⁉ E.q. this are icons: P Cinema.svg and P Washington, D.C..svg. P Mexico.svg I also suggest making the pyramid more in middle of the symbol with overlapping instead of the middle of the oval. Best regards -- User: Perhelion 11:33, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

@Perhelion:Yes that's a big different, not easy to know for me. Here is a full size and here is a 50px wide, feedback, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:32, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, the outer-line should be nevertheless a bit bigger (minimum double, maybe made a clone in the background). -- User: Perhelion 15:44, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@Perhelion:Here is a full size and here is a 50px wide. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:31, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
That looks great, thank you very much. yes -- User: Perhelion 17:37, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
@Perhelion: Updated ✓ Done --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:56, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Hei Sir[edit]

Hei sir look to the logo that you made, we have used the logo in Wikipedia see here :) Bloch khan (talk) 21:40, 5 March 2018 (UTC)