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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

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Blank svg map of districts of Turkey[edit]

Article(s): en:Turkey_districts_blank.svg

A blank svg map of Turkey on district level (similar to the [1]). The only district map of Turkey on Wikipedia is this[2], which is a png map.
There is a SVG map of Turkey‘s provinces here:,_showing_her_provinces.svg It needs to be edited, but it’s complete and accurate, as far as I can judge it.

Balkanique (talk) 18:43, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Afrin offensive (January–March 2018)[edit]

Article(s): هجوم عفرين (يناير–مارس 2018)

Can you please create an Arabic version of this gif file. The translation is as follows:
  • Rajo = راجو
  • Maabatli = معبطلي‎
  • Afrin = عفرين
  • Azaz = أعزاز
  • Tell Rifat = تل رفعت
  • Sawran = صوران‎
  • Deir Jamal = دير جمال
  • Mare' = مارع‎
  • Nubl = نُبُّل
  • Jindires = جنديرس‎
  • Aleppo = حلب
  • Darat Izza = دارة عزَّة
  • Jalameh / Celemê‎ = جلمة
  • Qah = قاح
  • Atmeh = أطمة
  • Meidan Ekbis = ميدان أكبس

Thank you--باسم (talk) 20:30, 16 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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باسم In that GIF there are 61 layers which each one containing those names with a changing background. So first you have to remove all of those names on all layers and restore the background. Then you have to add the translations. This is really really really a lot of work and the quality of image is not very good. So I'm not sure any one think it would be worth it. This is my reflection and I wanted you to know in case no one picks this request. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 12:48, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Goran tek-en: thank you for clarifying this. If nobody was able to translate it then you can archive this request--باسم (talk) 17:24, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
باسم I didn't say that, I only speak for myself. You can leave it open and see if someone picks it. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 18:18, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@باسم and Goran tek-en: hi, perhaps Pinging @Nate Hooper, the original uploader, can be of any help? En rouge (talk) 12:55, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I'm not sure how to do that. I made this by editing each day in ms paint, it was someone else who originally made the map, where each layer, including the "name layer" were separate. Nate Hooper (talk) 01:57, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

British territorial waters (Exclusive Economic Zone)[edit]

Article(s): potentially global usage; could supplant any of the maps above. Especially desirable for pages like British territorial waters and British overseas territories

I'd like to request a more detailed world map of the British territorial waters and the territorial waters of the British overseas territories. The present maps don't have any labels and are quite small. It would be ideal if the territories themselves could be made (more) visible using a higher quality standard map. It would be really nice if there's a map for this purpose that shows the depth of the ocean as a relief map, and which has lines of latitude marked (to give an idea of the climate and environment). The territorial waters can be seen here: My preference would be for a full-length Mercator projection (minimally cut off at the poles, to show the whole Antarctic territory and also because of the explicitly nautical purpose). Possibly there could be shading on the areas that are "territorial waters" and "contiguous zones", and the labels would be easily international-izable. Some of these are also "Marine Protected Areas" which could be useful information to incorporate, but not at all essential. I think this should probably be a relatively simple task for someone proficient in the usual cartographic software. Let me know if any more information is necessary; I look forward to seeing wikigraphists in action! GPinkerton (talk) 23:34, 23 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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GPinkerton I can't work with data sets to "automatically" create maps like this, I do it manually so I need sources with maps to work from. Your link British territorial waters is not working as it should.
You ask for much information to be put into this requested map so if you want me to help you I will need sources that I can use so they must have a license that allows this and I would be needing your knowledge for this. If this is fine with you and you can provide this just ping me and we can start, thanks. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 20:02, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Goran tek-en I have rectified the link! The has most/all of the information – what more is required? GPinkerton (talk) 22:11, 17 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 13:17, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
GPinkerton First we have to decide on which map to work on, later on I will see what more info I need. We have this file:Mercator Projection.svg which now is 1,652 × 1,221 pixels in size. Which size do you want it to be? --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 13:17, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Goran tek-en That one is not ideal because it cuts off too much of Antarctica and the Antarctic Ocean (and is I think asymmetric for that reason) which would mean that the Antarctic Territory would not be visible. GPinkerton (talk) 13:24, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
GPinkerton Then I need you to find a svg map here at commons that fits your needs. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 13:56, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Goran tek-en I don't think such a map exists, which is why I'm requesting the creation of a new one. GPinkerton (talk) 14:11, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
GPinkerton I misunderstood you then because I assumed that the base map we have would work, not that you wanted a new projection made. Is this file:Mercator projection Square.JPG the correct projection for you?
Is there a map at this place which would work for you? Just think about the projection not colors or anything like that. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 14:35, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Goran tek-en That's more what I was thinking of! So long as the equator is in the middle I wouldn't mind losing some of the Artic Ocean and Antarctica, so long as the whole Antarctic coast is visible (to show the Antarctic Territory's coastline, etc). But yes, it appears a suitable svg relief/elevation map of the world's sea bed + terrain is not available on Commons just now (!); creating one might have to be a first step. GPinkerton (talk) 14:43, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't see a suitable one there (; I think a new file may need to be created. GPinkerton (talk) 14:47, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
GPinkerton What I'm trying to find right now is a correct base map to work on. I have sent a question to the person who runs that web page to see if he could create what you need because I don't have the knowledge or the tools to create one from datas sets. I will be back when I got an answer. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 15:40, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Although the Mercator has long been associated with everything nautical, IMO it’s a poor choice for a world map (especially one that includes extreme latitudes), or indeed for just about anything but navigation. An equirectangular relief map (same projection as the existing AFAICT) would likely be easier to find, and if it lacks a graticule it would be a doddle to add one. Normally I’d recommend an equal-area projection—but you want straight meridians, which inevitably produces maps with ‘squashed’ higher latitudes.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 20:01, 18 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Odysseus1479 straight meridians are indeed what I desire! The map should show clearly show how straight lines are drawn through the ocean by the various treaties and claims. There may well be alternatives to a cylindrical-type projection but the most important things are the straight meridians (or, as you say, a clear and unfussy graticule) and the sea-floor.
Mercator himself objected to his projection being used as a map-on-the-wall, but the subject is strictly nautical, and the stretched area towards the poles has the nice added benefit in this case of paralleling the increasing value of fishing waters the colder the water gets. GPinkerton (talk) 16:30, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GPinkerton I haven't got any answer yet and it might be it's not an active web page any more. So could you consider any format that is available to us as above? If not I will have to withdraw my "take" and you will have to find someone else with the necessary skills and software. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 15:43, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GPinkerton Is this a correct projection (don't think about the rest) File:CIA_World_Map_Physical_2021.pdf? --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 15:52, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Goran tek-en I think it will be easier for someone with map software skills to build a new map using the data than for you to do this by hand, yes. That way a basic world map could be made on which to base maps on many countries' maritime claims, protected areas, etc. Thanks for volunteering! GPinkerton (talk) 16:30, 21 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Need a correction on a map[edit]

Article(s): File:HotspotHighway.jpg

Raratonga should be Rarotonga and Rurutu should be Arago.
Per en:Arago hotspot that is nowadays the more common term, it seems. The Raratonga thing is just a plain typo fix. --Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 08:52, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Pinging @Scooteristi:
- Jo-Jo Eumerus, perhaps the initial uploader can be of any help. Moreover, Scooteristi can upload an .svg version of the file? En rouge (talk) 13:03, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

IKEA Map request[edit]

Article(s): List of countries with IKEA stores

Update the map
File:Map of IKEA stores.svg

Please update the map to include Ukraine, Mexico, and Slovenia in blue as they have opened IKEA stores as well as as add the Philippines, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Vietnam and Pakistan in yellow for future markets.- --Thenabster126 (talk) 01:05, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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✓ Done - Nancystodd (talk) 00:57, 19 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Former administrative units of Pakistan[edit]

Article(s): en:Former administrative units of Pakistan

Please vectorize the whole map of Pakistan and to select on her one by one administrative unit (red or dark green).

units are:

Details of your request go here… -- 13:03, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Hanoi location map.svg[edit]

Article(s): vi:Bản mẫu:Vị trí các di tích quốc gia đặc biệt tại Việt Nam

Svg map editors needed
Hi all! This svg map coordinates seemed to be incorrect. Can anyone please fix it? Thanks a lot! Hari caaru (talk) 00:54, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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A bit difficult with only boundaries and no rivers but I would take
N: 21.427139
W: 105.154942
S: 20.523778
E: 106.132608
Regards, NNW 16:40, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Covid-19 Vaccination Map of UK.png[edit]

Article(s): w:COVID-19 vaccination in the United Kingdom & its equivalents

New map of COVID-19 vaccination in the United Kingdom
Make a new map of covid-19 vaccinations in the UK by local authority area, rather than by home nation only, and with updated data ( here). The current map is now months old and doesn't show more than four data points. The new map ought to look something like the ones on the British Government websites: here, but with the metric of cumulative "People who have received 2nd dose vaccinations" from the government website rather than "percentage of adults vaccinated" used on the government's website interactive map. The data can be downloaded here. (The new map should use either the "Upper Tier Local Authority Data" (minimum detail) or the "Lower Tier Local Authority Data"; the "Middle layer Super Output Areas" (!) are probably unnecessarily small and the "regions" are unwieldy and have no administrative functions.) I assume an SVG file would be best for the purpose. GPinkerton (talk) 22:45, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Population density maps of USA and of Europe using the same legend[edit]

Article(s): w:Americas

I just came across this hypothesis, that the population density of the New World, after centuries of exponential growth, is still far lower than that of the Old World, especially Europe. It would be nice to have maps that use the same colour legend, so that they can be compared directly.
The maps linked are just examples, not necessary to follow.
It would be really cool to have a series of these maps of other countries as well, like India, China, Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Southeast Asia... all these highly populated areas.
I tried to look for existing files but I cant find much.--RZuo (talk) 10:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Highlight East timor[edit]

Article(s): New Order

Please Highlight East Timor like New Zealand territories in the second image. Also change the color please.
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SVG blank maps of the world centered in Asia[edit]

Article(s): Various locator maps

Hello, I have seen that we do not have any SVG maps centered on Asia in the Robinson and Winkel-Tripel projections, and I consider them necessary (preferably centered on the 90E meridian) to change the view for the locator maps for countries in the Far East, that look very strange such as this example here. The idea is to have them with the colors shown above (gray for Robinson and yellow-blue for Winkel) and preferably centered on the 90E meridian. Thank you. --Milenioscuro (talk) 18:21, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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1984 Summer Olympics medal map.png[edit]

Article(s): en:1984 Summer Olympics medal table

I would like a colored map to be created showing medal results for each nation during the 1984 Summer Olympic using the blank map from 1985 as seen in the first image. The second image is a reference guide to the nations that did participates in the 1984 Summer Olympics. I also posted an example from the 2012 Summer Olympics showing medals results with countries in gold (for nations that won at least one gold medal), silver (nations that won at least one silver medal, but no gold medals), bronze (nations that ONLY won at least one bronze medal), blue (nations that won zero medals), and red (nations that did not participate in that year's Olympics). --Birdienest81 (talk) 11:16, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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@Birdienest81: that blank map is configured for hand-coding with a text editor, and by the time I’d finished experimenting with it I had your map half done. But I have a couple of quibbles about the 2012 example. One is that colouring non-participants in red seems to draw more attention to them than to the medal achievements, counter to the ostensible purpose; I would like to colour them dark grey. Another is that IMO the circle-markers for small islands and other countries or quasi-colonies just create visual clutter unless they were participants. Who would have guessed the Vatican didn’t send a team? So my preference would be to show the dots for the BVI and Singapore, for example, but not those for the Channel Islands or Brunei. (Rather than basing participation on the 1984 example above I would go by the list at en:1984 Summer Olympics#Participating National Olympic Committees.) What are your thoughts?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:05, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Odysseus1479: I think coloring the non-participating nations with dark grey is perfectly fine. Your suggestion on basing the participation of each nation by the aforementioned list you've mentioned works for me. You're free to make the map as how you see fit.
--Birdienest81 (talk) 08:07, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

✓ Done. @Birdienest81: please check it over and let me know if there are any problems. I grouped non-participant colonies &c. with their parent countries, so for example Greenland is silver and St-Pierre-et-Miquelon is gold.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 08:36, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Odysseus1479: Looks good. I wonder though if you could crop out the Antarctica continent and/or the outer board representing the shape of the globe so that it does look like the 2012 map. Otherwise, I placed the map onto the 1984 Summer Olympics medal table. Great work.
--Birdienest81 (talk) 10:26, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Birdienest81: I had the same idea earlier, and tried to crop it by hacking the code but got, shall we say, unexpected results. (Making the ocean & Antarctica disappear is easy; it’s getting rid of the extra space that I’m finding hard.) I might be able to figure out the coördinates with some more experimenting, though. It would be simple to crop in a graphic editor, but I’d rather leave that as a last resort because it will lose the CSS-editability. (Then again, the original would still be available from the file history.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:24, 3 November 2021 (UTC) P.S. Never mind, figured it out, ✓ Done.—05:06, 3 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Locator map of Kurdistan[edit]

Article: e.g. Kurds, Kurdistan

Adapt Map 0.2 from The Cambridge History of the Kurds
Make a standard grey-green location map for the same area as is marked on Map 0.2 on page xxviii of The Cambridge History of the Kurds (Bozarslan, Gunes, & Yadirgi, 2021). The "Map of Kurdish inhabited areas" should be laid over the typical grey-green orthographic projection centred on, say, Jazirat ibn ʿUmar (Turkish: Cizre). Versions with and without international borders would both be useful. GPinkerton (talk) 20:54, 5 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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  • I can help you but you will have to be more specific how I can view that map.
  • Would this map be protected by copyright, if so which type?

This is important as it gives me information on how I/we can use it. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 15:21, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Goran tek-en: the map is quite basic – just an outline fundamentally. I don't know much about copyright but I don't see how a simple real-world map can really be copyrighted/have its copyright infringed by being copied onto a new projection. One can read the book here (certainly a copyright infringement!) or here (requires subscription/access of some kind). Thanks. GPinkerton (talk) 20:33, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 12:03, 22 October 2021 (UTC)
@GPinkerton: It wouldn't be the world map but the specific areas drawn on it that can be copyrighted, to my understanding. As we don't know I can only use it as information and can't copy it. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 12:03, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@GPinkerton: Which one of those two (will crop) do you want as the base map.
@Goran tek-en: neither; as I said before, it should be the "typical grey-green orthographic projection" (the one that shows a view of a round Earth) regularly used for locator maps (as in Category:SVG locator maps (grey globe scheme)). The idea is to show global context. GPinkerton (talk) 18:48, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GPinkerton: Sorry didn't pay attention enough on what you wrote, but you also wrote "location", but now you write "locator" map, it's different.
@GPinkerton: Maybe this can work for you, to make the areas more visible. This is based on that you can use any of those two file:Iraq (orthographic projection).svg, file:Iran (orthographic projection).svg.
1 Something similar to this
2 If we use this map for the areas and then in the legend we add the globe, something like this. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 17:14, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Goran tek-en: I was hoping for a new map along the lines of File:Europe-UK (orthographic projection).svg. Ideally I need someone who knows who to covert the book's map into a data set which can then be mapped onto maps of any projection. I know how to do the latter, but not the former. GPinkerton (talk) 18:21, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GPinkerton: I understand, I have started to look into how to create a map like that (like to learn how), centered on a specific point but I don't know when I will get there. I don't really think you can convert that map to a data set exactly. To my understanding you then would have to know exactly which type of map that is (if it's not a random map) and then that information would have to be transformed to the format for the world map, and we also have the copyright issue.
  • So if the Iraq (closest to your point) map doesn't work for you I don't think I can help you right now. I still think you would need some kind of inset map to get something visible.
  • Sorry to have troubled you. In this case I will withdraw my take and someone else might be able to help you, just tell me how you want it. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 19:08, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@GPinkerton: I really would need to know if you want me to withdraw my take so someone else can work on this, thanks. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 19:08, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Goran tek-en: I think that's probably best; thanks very much for volunteering. GPinkerton (talk) 20:35, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @GPinkerton: , what you are requesting is really complex. Orthographic maps are generated using existing shapefiles (the format to encode geographical locations).

Converting an image into a shapefile is quite complex. You could do it using QGIS, but it's not a simple task. to be honest I haven't seen other historical maps represented with orthogonal projection. Sette-quattro (talk) 12:40, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @GPinkerton: , i've done it. It has been a really complex task but I learnt lots of stuff. All the metadata must be added. Let me know what do you think and in case mark it as done Sette-quattro (talk) 18:35, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Sette-quattro: Hi thanks so much for doing this! I'm very impressed. Would it be possible to make a version without the white political borders? Additionally, it would also be great to have a flat map of the same area (did you make a new shapefile for the highlighted areas?) such a map would be good to have for the making the details of the region more visible. GPinkerton (talk) 01:55, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Sure, as soon as I have time. I don't know if there are established practices on how to share on commons shapefiles, i'd like to do so. I can upload a newer version without political boundaries.
I can also produce a mercator projection (flat map) of the area. should I add or not political boundaries?
Best --Sette-quattro (talk) 08:35, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Sette-quattro: Political boundaries would be most useful, though a version without could also be helpful. If the borders are shown, then it would be good if they went over the top of the green area, so as to still be visible there. GPinkerton (talk) 16:48, 11 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Request of SVG location map of South Vietnam (1955-1975)[edit]

Article(s): en:South Vietnam, vi:Việt Nam Cộng hoà, vi:Tỉnh (Việt Nam Cộng hoà),...

Why don’t you vectorize a SVG location map of South Vietnam (1955-1975) --Baokhang48812002 (talk) 01:44, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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United Nations regional groups[edit]

Article(s): en:United Nations Regional Groups

The United States is not formally a member of the Western Europe and Others Group (WEOG). Rather, they are an observer and are counted alongside WEOG solely for electoral purposes. (This is a unique case; no other UN member state holds observer status in a regional group.) Given that this map is used on the English and French Wikipedias (and I presume elsewhere) to display group membership, not merely who is counted how for electoral purposes, could the United States be given a lighter shade of that gold-ish colour to reflect that they are an observer? Thanks, 03:11, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Location Maps of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States[edit]

Article(s): Various

The existing location maps of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States cover an area much more broad than what is usually considered part of both of those two areas. (see [3] and [4] for reference) This means that it is more likely that location maps that have multiple marks will be difficult to read due to overlap. (Yes, I know that a magnified version wouldn't solve all of the problems in this example, but it would still be useful more broadly.) Therefore, a version of the Northeast map above showing only roughly the area from central Ohio east and northern Virginia north and a version of the Mid-Atlantic map above showing only the area from eastern Massachusetts west, northern North Carolina north, and the Canadian border south would be helpful. –Noha307 (talk) 01:16, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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✓ Done Both. I didn't use the second, because it's a PNG, but the first was useable for both. MjolnirPants (talk) 15:25, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MPants at work, The map for Mid-Atlantic States has clipped Long Island from NYS. I recommend extending the right boundary to include that. Also, it would be helpful to get the extent in lat/long for each so they be can used in a {{Location}} template. Thanks for taking on Noha307 's request. - DutchTreat (talk) 10:30, 9 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've added back in Long Island. As for the geo coordinates, those are not embedded in the files, and not formally defined as far as I'm aware. I just looked at it in Google Earth and the mid-Atlantic region is roughly bound at [46.567394,-82.145506],[35.161925,-71.515667]. You can get the coordinates for the first map the same way (the current coordinates of the cursor are shown at the bottom right of the Google Earth viewport pane). MjolnirPants (talk) 13:40, 9 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
MPants at work Yes, thanks for doing this. I appreciate it.
DutchTreat I considered doing the work myself, but not knowing how to add the location map functionality was one of the things that stopped me. (Another is my limited skill with vector editing programs.) After a bit of looking around, I came across an explanation of the process, so I'll try to take a whack at it when I get a chance. I might be able to add the {{Location}} template you mentioned at the same time, but I'm not sure how this would work with an image depicting an area more broad than just a single point as the template does not appear to be designed for that capability. –Noha307 (talk) 06:00, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Noha307 No worries. I will help you turn these into locator maps. Due to my schedule, I'll need a few days to complete. - DutchTreat (talk) 10:29, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DutchTreat Thanks! I appreciate the help! I didn't want to leave all the work up to you, so I tried creating modules and documentation pages for the maps (1, 2) based off of the example the image file was based on and I think I got most of it correct. However, what I'm stuck on is that I don't know how to obtain the exact coordinates for the edges of the maps. I was able to get the sample pushpins in the documentation close based on guess and check by slightly adjusting them and then using the page preview, but I'm sure it's slightly off. The USA Northeast map also uses some sort of calculation I am not familiar with to correct for the distortion of the map projection. –Noha307 (talk) 22:09, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Noha307 Good start! I agree the issue is with the projection needs to correct for a different Coordinate Reference System (CRS). Let me have a look to see if I can fix it. - DutchTreat (talk) 12:55, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DutchTreat Did you have any luck correcting the coordinates for the location maps? –Noha307 (talk) 01:03, 7 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Noha307 - Sorry, no progress in learning how to do the CRS transform formulas. I looked the ones for wikipedia:Module:Location_map/data/USA and wikipedia:Module:Location_map/data/USA_Northeast. There appears to be a basic substitution needed, but I'm not sure what that should be. - DutchTreat (talk) 12:11, 8 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DutchTreat No problem, thanks for trying anyway. –Noha307 (talk) 04:33, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Noha307: I received some background info from User:Sting. I am now thinking it would be best for me to re-draw the map with a equirectangular projection. - DutchTreat (talk) 21:00, 14 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Noha307: Completed two maps using a equirectangular projection Mid-Atlantic states and Northeastearn states. I updated your mod w:Module:Location map/data/USA Mid-Atlantic. I noticed that Dmm1169 on 15 December a new mod w:Module:Location map/data/USA Northeastern. I started a discussion on the talk page to determine which map file to use there. - DutchTreat (talk) 13:30, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The file w:Module:Location map/data/USA Northeastern was created for the module. Creating the module is simpler using a Mercator projection map where the borders can be defined by a simple lat/long. It does include [[Mid-Atlantic states so I'd be ok if it's renamed USA Mid-Atlantic and Northeast if that's better.-Dmm1169 (talk) 15:38, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Dmm1169: I agree that a projection that is equirectangular is preferred. I also support two modules: one for Northeast (zoomed in from the current larger one starting in the midwest) like you created and a second module for the middle Atlantic states. My comment was on the module for USA Northweastern. I prefer the SVG map file. Hope that helps clarify my position. - DutchTreat (talk) 14:03, 18 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
DutchTreat, Dmm1169: I appreciate the help guys. Since I understand that pushpin location maps are somewhat falling out of favor anyway, I was going to suggest just dropping the effort due to the complications. Thanks for continuing on.
I feel like USA Northeast should be renamed – the similarity of the name to USA Northeastern is already confusing me. However, I can't think of a better name as there doesn't seem to be any generally accepted term for the region of the United States it depicts. Any ideas? (Sorry Dutch, I like SpongeBob as much as the next guy, but I don't think "USA Northweastern" is going to work as a title.) The best I can come up with is "Midwest and Northeast".
Also, should w:Module:Location map/data/USA Northeast (cropped) be deleted? If it is left up I am afraid people might try to use it without knowing it won't display locations accurately. –Noha307 (talk) 20:30, 20 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Noha307: I agree that mapframe is useful in many context. Yet, "pushpush" location maps still have certain advantages for large scale wayfinding. This topic needs more discussion on another day! I'll post my comments.
My views on location map renaming status:
Maps of USA Northeast
# Map Next steps
1 USA Northeast Rename - "USA Midwest and Northeast"
I like Noha307's proposal.
2 USA Northeastern Update - swap image from "USA Northeastern.png" to "USA Northeast location map.svg".
The SVG map I created has the following advantages. (a) Uses color coding to clearly define which states are in the region. (b) It uses a scaleable SVG format. (c) Zoomed in to provide better definition.
I'll let community consensus drive the result, since I created this map.
3 USA Northeast (cropped) Delete not used as of 2021-12-22.
This map is not needed. Could cause confusion.
4 USA Mid-Atlantic No changes

Sorry about the typo for "Northweastern", but glad it provided some unintended humor! - DutchTreat (talk) 11:46, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ireland Border Maps[edit]

Article(s): Various

There’s no issue with the maps itself hence why it’s here but I just wondered if it was possible to add a flag of the UK in the Northern Ireland section and a Irish flag along with a EU flag for Southern Ireland in both of these maps to show that the Republic is a EU member given that the Irish Border is also now a EU frontier as well as the UK-border as currently this map only shows a border with nothing to indicate the current geo-political structure of the UK Irish border after Brexit. Also can the Political map be converted to SVG. Then these maps could be then used in other articles. (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 13:46, 28 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]
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MOTORAL1987 I have made one SVG using an existing SVG map and added flags. It doesn't have labels, but they could be added if necessary, though I think the flags make it obvious enough. GPinkerton (talk) 17:04, 28 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

GPinkerton Thank you and sorry I haven’t replied until now this is a really good start and I do like it I think however labels should be added thou and also please can a flag of the Irish Republic also be added into the SVG and just maybe the flags should be made just slightly smaller otherwise it’s looking perfect. (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 12:22, 31 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]
MOTORAL1987 I put the European flag only because I thought that was more relevant and because I didn't read the initial request properly (!) What labels are needed: country names (which? how many?, how abbreviated?), capital cities? Irish Sea? Great Britain? So far I left the labels out because that way it's universal and international; are they strictly necessary? GPinkerton (talk) 13:59, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, how should the two flags be arranged? Side by side, or one atop the other, or maybe with the Irish flag in the middle of the country and the European one closer the border? GPinkerton (talk) 14:05, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I think the Irish and EU flags should be side by side in the centre of the map with the flags made slightly smaller so they are not overpowering to the map, oh don’t forget the labels I think Should be simply Northern Ireland with the UK in brackets under the UK flag and the Republic of Ireland with the EU in brackets in the southern section under the flags. Belfast and Dublin should also be in there with small labels and also the Irish Sea. Hope that makes sense. (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 14:17, 31 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]

@MOTORAL1987: I have added labels and the Irish flag to the same file, although to tell the truth, I think the utility of the map is somewhat reduced thereby: the addition of labels makes the flags redundant, and the addition of flags makes the labels unnecessary, while the addition of either leads to the diminution of both (and hence to reduced readability overall). GPinkerton (talk) 15:52, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Can the flag sizes be slightly reduced slightly at all otherwise I think it’s generally perfect although I do think a thinker Irish border would also be welcome. Thanks so much (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 17:49, 31 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]
@MOTORAL1987: I have reduced the flag sizes, though I have to say I think it's less attractive this way as the stripes and the stars are quite indistinct without putting the map in full screen. GPinkerton (talk) 18:38, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I also made a matching map that shows the pre-Brexit situation. GPinkerton (talk) 18:52, 31 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GPinkerton: Cheers I do think that works better thou, don’t worry I think it’s fine the last thing I think that just needs altering is underneath the Republic of Ireland can the text change from “(European Union) to (EU member state)” and could a third map be created which is the same as the other two but without any references to the EU please otherwise that is it. Thanks so much for doing that (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 19:44, 31 October 2021 (UTC))[reply]

Mapa de la Ilha de Santo Aleixo[edit]

Holá, amigo. ¿Qué tal?

Soy edictor de Wikipédia y necesito de tu ayuda: ¿Podés actualizar los nombres del mapa de la Ilha de Santo Aleixo? (

Actualmente, el mapa no presenta los nombres de las dos playas: Praia dos Pernambucanos (Este) y Praia da Holanda (Sur), más allá de Enseada Espanha e França (Abajo de la playa ubicada en el Sur).

¡Muchas gracias, amigo!


Supermapp (talk) 19:52, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

List of metro systems[edit]

Article(s): en:List of metro systems

Please put Serbia under yellow as the Belgrade Metro started construction… --2603:8081:1604:88DE:742F:4DEE:6D7E:9969 05:47, 23 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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✓ Done – New image version uploaded. Rcsprinter123 (talk) 21:23, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Map of IKEA stores[edit]

Article(s): en:List of countries with IKEA stores

Please add Puerto Rico in blue as IKEA is there and add Peru and Oman in yellow as they plan on opening IKEA stores.--2603:8081:1604:88DE:F402:4466:D101:EA4D 07:06, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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1356 Poitiers campaign[edit]

Article(s): en:Black Prince's chevauchée of 1356

Two maps showing the movements of the French and Anglo-Gascon armies through south-west France in 1356 prior to the en:Battle of Poitiers. I will need to email through copies of the maps from my hard copy sources to whoever generously takes this on.
The first map will be similar to File:Map of route of Black Prince chevauchée of 1355.svg or File:Map of the route of Edward III's chevauchée of 1346.svg. The second map will be simpler. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:19, 3 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Rewritten map of South American tectonics[edit]

Article(s): en:Pali-Aike volcanic field

I need someone to alter this map in accordance with the request here. To be clear, the line that separates the Scotia and South American plate is the Magallanes-Fagnano fault. --Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 17:01, 16 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Hi @Jo-Jo Eumerus: it's not really clear what should be changed, could you provide a coincise description since i think moust of us are not experts of tectonic plates? Furthermore, Thee only geographical source I found is this one (an you can find here it as geojson) which has more plates than the currnt image on commons. It's the only sourece I found. If you have other ones, they are welcome. Best --Sette-quattro (talk) 09:07, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Greetings, Sette-quattro. What I need is:
  • Crop the map so that it covers only the lowermost part of South America.
  • Label the squiggly line between the Nazca and Antarctic plate as "Chile Rise"
  • Label the vertical line between the South America and Nazca plate as "Peru-Chile Trench"
  • Label the horizontal line between the South America and Scotia plate - specifically the part in South America - as the "Magallanes-Fagnano and Deseado faults"
Does this help?Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 13:20, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Holocaust Denial Laws[edit]

Article(s): Legality of Holocaust denial

Please add Bosnia & Herzegovina to the list as it recently criminalized all genocide denial. --2603:8081:1602:E41F:502B:1E46:3FC1:9898 20:15, 26 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Rivers in China[edit]

Article(s): zh:中华人民共和国最长河流列表

Please help re-upload (as a new file) the historical version of this map without those river names (i.e., please help upload this version).
The existing version labels those rivers with their historical names, therefore I cannot use them to talk about rivers in the modern China. -- 19:10, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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I can do a new version starting from geograhpical data. Do you have a source (a shapefile, a geojson) for the rivers? --Sette-quattro (talk) 21:11, 29 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry I don’t … I am not the original author of the map. — 00:07, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
✓ Done @ let me know if it's fine. --Sette-quattro (talk) 19:43, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Woohoo! One small icing on the cake: the map currently includes all the natural rivers in China, perhaps w:en:Grand Canal (China) can be included as well? The map looks totally awesome on its own; major rivers & their locations are all accurate. Mentioning this only because you named it "Rivers in China" instead of "Natural Rivers in China". -- 06:08, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, i did not found any geograhpical data (shapefile) of the grand canal. furthermore, i'm not sure if it's a good idea to mix different data sources, but this is a decundary issue. One thing that we could do is to label the rivers in different languages, or at least to number them, what do you think? --Sette-quattro (talk) 08:20, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Labeling rivers sounds like a good idea to me. We can certainly keep this blank version, and have new files with river labels in different languages built on top of it. Yet this sounds like a large commitment; I don't mean to burden you too much. Please let me know how I may help. -- 02:10, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Guardafui Channel[edit]

Article(s): war:Canal Guardafui

Could someone please recreate or redo, similar or otherwise, the above png file into an SVG file map? The name of the proposed file can be any variation of "Guardafui Channel with adjacent contiguous zone (not accurate to scale)", its description that its depicts the Guardafui strait or Guardafui Channel between Socotra and Puntland, and its category the same as the above linked png file made by myself. Please do likewise with the 2nd image, with placenames. --Rcbbtjjhj (talk) 15:53, 30 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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There is already a well done SVG image ( Why it is not suitable? --Sette-quattro (talk) 20:03, 1 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That image does not shade the entry-points for the strait. Rcbbtjjhj (talk) 06:31, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Rcbbtjjhj: which are the entry-points for the canal? do you have a source shapefile/official map showing it? --Sette-quattro (talk) 08:21, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Sette-quattro: I meant to add the contiguous zones adjacent to Guardafui channel, however I didn't have a coordinate tab on my mapmaker to measure exact distance. Although contiguous zones typically are marked at 24 miles, being accurate to scale isn't crucial as the map is meant for visual simplification. Nonetheless, I realize I overshaded the southern parts, however you are at liberty to reverse my oversealous shading. References that contiguous zones reach out at 24 miles are widespread on google. In summary, the map illustrates a contiguous zone juxtaposed upon the channel. My reason for the contiguous zone running along Puntland's coast is part arbitrary and part that its the immediately recognizable canton in that area. Rcbbtjjhj (talk) 20:52, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Guardafui Channel with 1000m ocean depth[edit]

Article(s): war:Canal Guardafui

Could someone please make an svg map of the Guardafui Channel amalgamated with the seafloor depth of 1000m as shown here [5]; with the depicted seafloor depth extending along the borders of Puntland's coast. Rcbbtjjhj (talk) 07:44, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) discussion on SVG maps[edit]

Looking for additional knowledgeable people in this SVG map discussion:

--Timeshifter (talk) 03:09, 31 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Alaska changes to Usa counties large[edit]

Article(s): en:Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/Progress and other places that have maps derived from this one

Update Usa counties large.svg to reflect recent changes in Alaskan subdivisions
There have been changes to Alaska's subdivisions, the latest apparently in 2019 when Chugash and Copper River Census Areas were created out of the Valdez-Cordova Census area. There may be other older changes in Alaska not reflected in the current version of Usa counties large -- can the file be updated to reflect the state subdivisions depicted in File:Alaska boroughs and census areas 2019.svg, please? I plan to fold the resulting SVG changes into other maps. --Magic♪piano 16:13, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here… --Aaronthegreat1989 (talk) 07:51, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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File:Nilotic languages.png[edit]

Please fix the colors on the map so that it is readable by people with red/green colorblindness, preferably by replacing the green with light gray. Please also add the boundary between Sudan and South Sudan, which is especially relevant on this map since the Nilotic languages are widespread in South Sudan but barely present in Sudan. Ideally, since it's a map, this PNG file should be replaced with an SVG file. Thanks! —Mahāgaja · talk 10:17, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Pinging @Davius: as the original creator of the map, although (s)he hasn't been around in several months. —Mahāgaja · talk 16:05, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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@Mahagaja I've changed the colour scheme and added the border, as requested. I can try making an SVG map later, though as this has a different projection than that off most standardised maps, it may take some time. — Berrely • TC 20:08, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Berrely: . Looks great, thank you! —Mahāgaja · talk 21:46, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]