User talk:Nilfanion

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Bus Pics[edit]

Hello, yes, I didn't accept the copyright shortly after upload - I'd be greatful if they could be deleted! Thanks for your help and understanding! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LawrenceAbel (talk • contribs) 22:45, 22 May 2016 (UTC) Hi.. So what's the situation/progress regarding the removal? :) In the time being, if you could alter the name to "Lawrence Abel" as oppose to my whole name (Olon...) as that is my middle name, and all work etc is logged under as "Lawrence Abel"

Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by LawrenceAbel (talk • contribs) 16:49, 01 June 2016 (UTC) (Archiving Nilfanion (talk) 14:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC))


Thanks for the tip on making .svg files - I had no idea I could edit them in a text editor! I can see the improvement straight away. (Archiving Nilfanion (talk) 14:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC))

Some DWs of your maps[edit]

Hi Nilfanion, I hope you are well! I wanted to let you know that I have used two of your maps (one of which was based on a map by NNW) as the basis for creating some Anki study decks of counties of England and the Island of Ireland. I have not yet published these, but I do plan to. I wanted to get your input on the credit line that each card will carry. How does "Map credit: Wikimedia Commons user Nilfanion. Licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0" look to you? The decks themselves will also be published under cc-by-sa-3.0... Would you prefer a different link or credit? I will of course send you a link when I publish them. The two maps I used are File:Wiltshire_UK_locator_map_2010.svg for England and File:Island_of_Ireland_location_map.svg (where I will credit NNW as well). Cheers, and thanks for your amazing map work! Storkk (talk) 14:20, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

That's fine with me. You may prefer to credit the blank map (File:English ceremonial counties 2010.svg) instead of the Wiltshire-specific version, as that would make more sense for the other counties.--Nilfanion (talk) 14:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi, would it be possible to get a copy of this map without the administrative boundaries? I'm looking to create a map showing the extent of the Furness region, and they would get in the way. The only other geographical map of Cumbria I've found is this one, which would be perfect if it weren't for the fact that it doesn't seem to show the lakes. Zacwill (talk) 16:11, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Never mind, I made one with the admin boundaries anyway. Zacwill (talk) 15:53, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
@Zacwill: I can probably do this in the next week or so if you still want. A question regarding File:Furness map.png - shouldn't Walney Island be included as part of Furness?Nilfanion (talk) 14:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Do you think it would be better without showing the districts? I was worried they would clutter the map, but I think it turned out okay. Re Walney - I think you may be right, I'll have to change that. Zacwill (talk) 14:38, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Its probably a good idea to remove the districts as they don't really add value, although they don't have any real negative impact either. Having looked at the article, I think the real issue is showing the "wrong" boundaries - it may make more sense to show the historical Lancashire boundary instead.--Nilfanion (talk)
There is a map further down the page showing historic Lancashire. Zacwill (talk) 15:36, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

New CPs[edit]

Thanks for your comment, where do you get the data from? I checked the parished this Summer from which is how I found many more newly created parishes and found some anyway from the bulletin pages. I expect that the chances are there will be at least 1 new parish created since I checked and it would be much easier to just go through the list of new CPs than check the whole lot manually again, thanks. I can't think of any outdated CP maps but File:North Yorkshire UK location map.svg is outdated as the A1 has been upgraded to motorway. Crouch, Swale (talk) 15:20, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

The data files I use for my maps (OS OpenData) contain spreadsheet-type datefiles in addition to the shapes for the maps. There do not seem to be any new parishes registered with OS between June and October of this year, however Moulton in South Holland has been renamed to The Moultons.
I imagine several county-level CP maps (eg File:Suffolk UK parish map (blank).svg) will need a refresh as any parish creation/merger/deletion will not be shown. If the county has only seen some realignments it probably isn't worth re-doing the map.
Thanks for heads-up regarding the North Yorks roads. It would be helpful if you could let me know of any problems relating to parish or road changes in these maps - it saves me having to check all of them!--Nilfanion (talk) 14:12, 23 October 2016 (UTC)