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- 7 NRHP Oregon map
- 8 OpenStreetMap map
- 9 Named-after category
- 10 Category:Boundary maps of United States historic districts
Good eye! I'm afraid that I've come across my photos in a variety of places out on the web without attribution. C'est la vie. Perhaps I should care more about it, but I really don't. Nonetheless, I might contact them to let them know that I know they're using my photo without attribution just to see if anything happens. Thanks for looking out for me. --Sanfranman59 (talk) 01:18, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 20:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
- The new picture is OK. Since i have been working on translating of picture of the day to Chinese for 6 years, I knew almost all featured pictures. -)Small hint: If you choose one picture as picture of day, please add template "picture of day" to the description of the picture. It will be easier to check later. --Mywood (talk) 08:26, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
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NRHP Oregon map
Is there a how-to or tool for transferring OpenStreetMap maps or screenshots to Commons? I am interested in having maps for Portland's neighborhoods and parks, etc. -Another Believer (talk) 08:19, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
- Not really, unfortunately. I had been doing it a very clunky way:
- Within OSM, spiff up the area I wanted to put on the Commons map. (Add buildings, straighten roads, etc.)
- In OSM, zoom in to max or close thereto (because I wanted high detail for the HDs, though for neighborhoods you might not want to go in that close), click the "Share" button on the right, check the "Set custom dimensions" box, drag the box over the area you want, and click "Download". The download often fails (server load at OSM, I think), so you might have to go through these steps several times.
- Then I would open the PNG locally in a graphics editing app (I just used Windows Paint - there's obvious space for improvement there) and add in all my special border lines, shading, labels, etc.
- However, I recently took a GIS class, which got me thinking about better ways to do the cartography using ArcGIS and publicly available datasets. I'm probably going to tackle NW PDX / Alphabet HD that way sometime soon.
- Some time back, you invited me to do map some neighborhoods, and I never really responded. I apologize for that - it was discourteous of me. Fact is, limited time doesn't allow me to do much or any more than I already am. But thank you for the implied compliment. Hope this helps. — Ipoellet (talk) f.k.a. Werewombat 17:24, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Hello, I'm wondering if you know of a particular policy or consensus regarding categorization based on naming, as with the example of Category:Oswald West State Park and Category:Oswald West. Most, but not all, of the categories in Category:Parks named after people are in the form of "Category:Parks named after NAME". I am not mainly asking this to contest your edit, but to know if this is a rule I should keep an eye out for and start de-categorizing things named after people which don't have any other connection to them. djr13 (talk) 01:00, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
- No, I don't actually know of a specific rule addressing this situation. The named-after situation doesn't specifically fit under any of the relations described in Commons:Categories#Types of reflected relations, but I don't think that section is intended to be exhaustive. Beyond that I was just going on my personally feeling that a place named in honor of someone is not a substantive relationship, unless there's some more specific association between the two (e.g. if West had had a hand in establishing the park, if he had a home there, etc.). On the other hand, it makes gut sense to me that if a person had several places named after him/her, then they could be gathered into a category, and that category would be attached to the person's own category. However I'm not able to argue why this idea should apply to instances of several places but not instances of one place, so if you feel it makes sense to categorize the state park under Category:Oswald West, then go ahead and re-do it. One question to consider, however, is if the categorization should go the other way around: i.e. categorize Category:Oswald West under Category:Oswald West State Park. Anyhow, I wouldn't suggest going on a de-categorizing campaign based just on my gut. — Ipoellet (talk) 19:36, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Ipoellet. The reason I took the NRHP categories off of this category is that this category name does not specify NRHP. Because it doesn't specify that, it could contain boundary maps of any US historic district. Even if it doesn't have any now, it could in the future. If you want a category that's only for NRHP districts, you could either change the name of this one to specify NRHP, or make a new category that specifies that. I am re-doing the change I made. Please don't undo it again unless you change the category name. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:36, 3 July 2015 (UTC)