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Image Use Permissions Yellowmead[edit]

I am interested in discussing the image found here of Yellowmead which was uploaded by Nilfanion. Please contact me to discuss for upcoming publication. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yellowmead_stone_circle_3.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Webandladder (talk • contribs) 20:32, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Create missing Scottish Civil Parish categories[edit]

I noticed your bot created categories like Category:Crailing (civil parish) in the past. Since you did that creation run, James created the missing ones on Wikidata like for example Larbert (Q68816019). This query gives an overview of all of them and this one just the missing ones. Can you create the missing categories here and link them on Wikidata? Multichill (talk) 10:24, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

@Multichill: I'm pretty sure I created all the categories in that run. It looks like some were deleted (eg Category:Falkirk (civil parish)). Easiest thing to do would be for an admin to restore from Special:DeletedContributions/NilfaBot.
Scotland worries me as the civil parishes are the only area that makes any sense to me and I used them myself, but they are not current administrative areas. That means OSM might not want to host the relations, and if they do they might apply a different flag to the english ones.--Nilfanion (talk) 17:14, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
Found them. Will undelete them later. For now we have the data somewhere else than OSM so no blocker for the reverse geocoding. OSM also hosts borders that are historic like these ones or borders tagged as political. So yes, we should be careful to tag them correctly. Multichill (talk) 10:46, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
Undeleted them and connected them to the Wikidata items. Multichill (talk) 21:45, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Not sure how useful it is to have categories like Category:Aberdour, Fife (civil parish) and Category:Aberdour. Maybe we should merge these kind of pairs? What do you think? That's how it's usually done in England. Multichill (talk) 16:37, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
I'd keep the Scottish parishes distinct from the villages. The practical reason are a significant number of parishes straddle council areas, and the association of the rural areas with the town is a lot weaker. The underlying causes are: The parishes lost all practical function in 1930, which means they haven't been updated and have a mucher lower profile than their English equivalents; and on average they are also much larger than English parishes.
Things would MUCH simpler if Scottish parishes were active units like the English ones.
I'm free of work commmitments next week so will finish sorting out Wales and will start getting the data lined up for Ireland (both bits).--Nilfanion (talk) 18:55, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
No plans to invest more time into the Scottish parishes. Seem to work just fine this way. What exactly are you planning to do for Wales and for Ireland? Wales is all done up to the community level, just have to wait for the remaining OSM relations to be added. Ireland is complete on the county level. Are you planning to go lower? Multichill (talk) 21:18, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
As I've said over the various pages, there is a lot of depth to the admin structure in Ireland which will allow much better localisation. The difference is we don't have that depth on Commons (or Wikidata or OSM). I intend to get that depth created and will make a good start this week.--Nilfanion (talk) 05:17, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Map update[edit]

Hi, not sure how it works with the OS Open Data but would it be possible for you to update the File:Aberdeen UK location map.svg and File:Edinburgh UK location map.svg maps with the new major roads (and Borders railway)? Namely the AWPR and Queensferry Crossing. Thanks Boothy m (talk) 23:06, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Election ward maps[edit]

Hey, could you possibly tell me what software you utilise, and how you use said software, in order to create your blank ward maps for UK local councils. Thanks, SmartyPants22 (talk) 22:19, 3 July 2020 (UTC)