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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.
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.svg Map of World rail gauges needs small correction[edit]

Article(s): List of track gauges

This is an example- The file is used very widely
The map shows blue (for standard gauge) in the North of Ireland. It should be the same green as for the Republic of Ireland as Northern Irish railways use the 1600mm 'Irish' gauge, not 'standard' gauge used in the rest of the UK. File:Rail gauge world.png does not have this error, although the .png versions of the .svg file are also wrong.
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inset map needs to be replaced by a free map[edit]

Article(s): en:Pite Sami, de:Dumpokjauratj (Wohnplatz), ca:Sami de Pite, sv:Pitesamiska, zh:皮特薩米語

The file a copyrighted inset map. The file should be edited such that the copyrighted part is removed and replaced by a free map of Scandinavia with the relevant region marked.
The file is used on Wikipedia instances in 5 different languages. The "real" map was created by Joshua Wilbur, author of the book which contains the map. Wilbur released it under CC-BY, but he was not aware of the problem with the inset. I can facilitate contact with Wilbur if required. --Jasy jatere (talk) 10:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
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Jasy jatere Your link above is bad in some way so there is nothing to view. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, the map was deleted and no archive exists (or maybe it does). Perhaps @Jasy jatere: can upload the map to Imgur or Google Drive and share it here. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 23:02, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

World maps[edit]

Article(s): en:Geography, en:List of political and geographic borders, en:Lists of countries and territories, en:Region, en:Robinson projection, en:Social science, en:World, en:World Suicide Prevention Day, en:Country, en:World map

Western Sahara
Details of your request go here… I would like these two images to show the border of Western Sahara like in this images: File:Map of the world by the US Gov as of 2016 no legend.svg and File:CIA WorldFactBook-Political world.pdf. I changed the images from the ones I mentioned here to the new ones on the English Wikipedia. Another editor reverted my changes to the images due the new map not being neutral. If you look into this for me, that would be helpful. --Interstellarity (talk) 19:36, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
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@Interstellarity: It does not make sense to edit borders on this map, since it is purposely the US (through CIA) vision of the world. And this is well stated both in the title and in the description. For them Western Sahara doesn't exist as country, and the map shows it. I would just close the request. Sette-quattro (talk) 15:16, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: For an up-to-date, neutral world map, what would be the best file to use on Commons or a file that could be uploaded to Commons? I don't think using the factbook's maps is neutral since this is the US's view of the world. Interstellarity (talk) 19:32, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I don't think there is such a thing as a "neutral map". You will always make someone angry. Western Sahara, Crimea, Kashmir, Somaliland to make some examples. I'd rather go with a map highlighting all the disputed areas. The most similar thing is the Natural Earth project, which anyways adopt the "on the ground" policy (territories are assigned to whom controls them) and therefore shows Western Sahara mainly as part of Morocco. If you want i can produce a world map out of that data. Sette-quattro (talk) 20:03, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: Sure, that's fine. Interstellarity (talk) 21:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
@Sette-quattro: How long will it be until the image is complete? I waited 48 hours and no image was published. Did I not wait long enough or does the image take a long time to make? Interstellarity (talk) 21:26, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: I do this in the spare time, as volunteer, so i cannot guarantee any delivery date. When i have some time i work on it. Best! Sette-quattro (talk) 08:28, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Agree that there's no such thing as a neutral map, but in this case I don't think there's a need to reinvent the wheel. File:BlankMap-World.svg has the flexibility to be edited in a number of ways. Might take less volunteer time to just edit that rather than create something new. It for example already has shapes for the two portions of Western Sahara. Chipmunkdavis (talk) 14:47, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
I just want to echo the above comment, I don't think we need another world map. There are already world maps based on Natural Earth sitting on Commons (File:Worldmap_location_NED_50m.svg, File:Hoelzelnaturalearth.png) though I think File:BlankMap-World.svg is an improvement on those and has a lot of options on how to show disputed areas. Kmusser (talk) 17:08, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

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)

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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)

@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)
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)
@باسم, 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)
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)

Eritrea on Grey–green orthographic projections maps[edit]

Maps by view

Article(s): Various

A number of the Grey–green orthographic projections maps appear to have been generated without Eritrea. I've collected them above, sorted by viewpoint. Presumably the same fix can apply across each viewpoint. It's particularly noticeable for groups 1 and 2, and somewhat for 3 and a couple in the miscellaneous group. For the others the fix is not as important, but included for completeness. I'm hoping that for those familiar with orthographic maps this might be an easy fix, as South Sudan seems to have been possible for many of them. --Chipmunkdavis (talk) 12:27, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
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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)
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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)

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)

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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)

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)
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)

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)
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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)

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)

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

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)
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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)
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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)

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)
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Map of Mexico and the USA in 1800 Vs. 1900[edit]

Article(s): en:Mexico–United States relations, after discussion.

Hello fellow Wikimedia Commonists… I would like to request the creation of a map of New Spain / Mexico in 1800 and 1900 in relation with the United States, the map I used for the concept has a number of errors so I propose using the borders found at "File:Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).png" as the basis for the borders of the Viceroyalty of the New Spain in the year 1800. In my preferred version the Philippine archipelago is included in a way similar to the concept image as it was a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in 1800 and the United States of America in 1900.
In the concept map I used a number of colours that were "friendly to Microsoft Paint", but this wouldn't be preferable for an SVG map. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 16:23, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 16:31, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

1800 Map[edit]

Extended content

Donald Trung As always I have questions.

I will adapt and change what is needed. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 17:31, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, well "File:Mapa del Virreinato de la Nueva España (1794).svg" is from 1794, in 1800 West Florida was a bit smaller, please see "File:Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).png" which is the best representation of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in the year 1800. You can use the blank map of North America, though it might be better to zoom in to get something similar to "Mapa del Virreinato de la Nueva España (1794).svg" and add the Philippines in a similar manner, but "BLANK in North America.svg" is a good basis. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:34, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung The different maps have different proportions, projections so to move information in between them is not so straight forward. Now I have have drafts for you regarding 1800. Those drafts are PNG versions of the original SVG file I'm working in and will upload to commons.
  • 1800 100%-1.
  • 1800 200%-1.
  • I have three different borders and you have to tell me which to keep, edit or other. "Brown" I believe is country border. Pink I believe is some kind of region. Green I believe is smaller parts of regions. Check everything, islands etc. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 18:17, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung If you want the borders to be kept they will of course be adapted to standard border lines here, this is just so it's easier for you to see them. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 09:49, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, excuse the late reaction. It is best not to use sub-national divisions as the scope of the map is which "Mexican" (New Spanish) territory became a part of the United States of America, the map is almost good but I would advise making New Spain a single colour and then making the United States of America another. The USA is the country east of New Spain. As I am far away from home I cant send you a good concept map (mobile telephones suck for map making or just general image editing), but overall you picked a good "base map" for 1800, I would just advise making all of New Spain into a single colour (preferably red, but if colour blind people have issues with it you could make it green) and then make the United States of America blue. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 11:24, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung You don't have to feel any time pressure from me.
To me there is something strange with the country border in the top right part, check all of the country border?
Do you want ant names?
1800-2. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 13:10, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Please see "File:United States 1800-07-04-1800-07-10.png" as you coloured a number of British territories as the United States of America, I will provide more maps whenever I want to convey a point, generally speaking the concept map at the top looks like closest to what I wish to create. The weird border is disputed territory, usually in cartography these are depicted as alternating diagonal stripes of the colours of the claimant parties. (so diagonal stripes of gray and the shade of red you used, as an example).
What are ant names? I'm not sure if this is an abbreviation of the term "antiquated" (very old names) or a reference to Zoolander's "a school for ants" (very small names). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 17:07, 26 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung Sorry, just a misspelling, "Do you want any names?" is what I meant.
Regarding wrongful coloring, you have to remember that I have zero knowledge of this, I don't know what is "logical" or "common" knowledge here.
1800-3. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 18:48, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, I always assume that there is no such thing as "common knowledge", as often people use weird jargon or odd terms around me so I always try to explain things as simple as possible. Anyhow, above I listed a couple of maps, "File:Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).png" (Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).) shows what the United States of America 🇺🇸 is, as your map still includes the countries north of New Spain (British North America) as the United States of America 🇺🇸. The 1800 map linked here actually shows what that country was. I also see that your draft still includes an internal border in New Spain (specifically for Louisiana) which isn't necessary as it compares national borders. I hope that this map will make it clear, otherwise look at the concept map I provided here which shows the approximate borders. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 22:47, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung I'm so sorry, my bad. I did look at your linked maps but I wasn't concentrated enough, will do better.
@Goran tek-en:, that was an issue with my concept map, if I was at home I would have fixed the border but the United States of America 🇺🇸 shouldn't be in that green circle, I painted it in Microsoft Paint and didn't double check that part of the border. Otherwise your 4th (fourth) 1800 draft looks really good and should be ready. Excuse me for messing up the United States of America 🇺🇸 as I accidentally expanded its borders too early. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:42, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung I think I will have to wait for an image from you regarding that part as to my understanding neither File:Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).png or your concept map is correct. --always ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 19:33, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung Could you provide me with a "map" so I can see how the border should be, as above, thanks. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 16:31, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, I've uploaded a new map at the concept map and have corrected the initial (1800) territory of the USA and created "a full" map of the USA in 1900 map up of areas that weren't ever a (controlled) part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. I hope that this new concept map clears up all confusion, if you have any more questions please let me know. I am back home again so I can use Microsoft paint again. Face-smile.svg Please also see: "File:United States Central change 1800-11-17.png" --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:17, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

1900 Map[edit]

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Donald Trung I'm sorry but it turned out one of the maps contained some really bad code so I had to start all over. So now I'm working on 1900 but I have some questions there. If you look at this image and where I have added red lines next to borders. Do you have any god map with those borders that I can use? --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 18:42, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, please see: "File:Louisiana Purchase.jpg" for Louisiana and what is and isn't in the United States of America 🇺🇸 (as some of Louisiana is now a part of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan). Regarding the other parts I would advise to just re-use the same draft mập you made for 1800. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:18, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, "File:Adquisiciones territoriales de los Estados Unidos.svg" this map is also a good map of territorial acquisitions of the United States of America. But note that Mexico had a different border in 1847 than New Spain had in 1800 so I'm not sure if you will find this map helpful. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:23, 4 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung
  • In your concept map for 1900 you have both areas from 1800 and 1900, is it supposed to be like that or do you want a pure 1900 map?
  • For me the most logical would be to first create pure 1800 and 1900 maps and then one can see if they could be combined in some way but it's up to you. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 09:31, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
  • @Goran tek-en:, the country borders in 1900 are identical to those today, so you can use a modern map as a basis. Aa you're the WikiCartographer I think that you probably know the best strategy, the concept map is the clearest way that I can express my vision so if you have more questions I will try to update it to match your questions. You can overlay the 1800 with modern borders and then try to colour it in to differentiate the various holdings (territorial changes). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 22:09, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung But it's your request, you know what you want to show and what you need, that has to come from you. Then it's my job to meka it happen but of course I will add what ever knowledge, experience I have. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 14:11, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, as far as I know "File:Mexico in North America (-mini map -rivers).svg" is the best representation of the 1900 borders for all countries. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 17:10, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung Now I have drafts which is done to the best I can with all the different sources showing different things. Check everything. I have guessed concerning islands so they need extra check. Those are the pure 1800 and 1900 maps, once they are OK we will see if I can add them to one.

@Goran tek-en:, The 1800 map is amazing. 718smiley.svg The 1900 only shows the areas of the Vixeroyalty of New Spain that were a part of the United States of America 🇺🇸 in 1900, in the concept map I also listed a number of other colour codes, namely that all of Central America except for Panama were a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in 1800 and not in 1900 (please see: "File:Map of Central America.png"), and I wanted the original USA of 1800 to be in a different colour. Also "Other territorial of the USA" should bề "Other territorial acquisitions of the USA". Perhaps try the 1900 map using the colour scheme of the concept map, otherwise the 1900 looks really good (border wise). I like the inclusion of the tiny world map and how you positioned the legend, the layout looks really good. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:11, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
One petty note, I would switch the colours of the USA and New Spain due to the USA being associated with blue in a lot of maps while the Spanish Empire is commonly made red. Also parts of Canada and the Dominican Republic are also listed as "New Spain in 1800, other countries in 1900". --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:16, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
Hello, about the File:Mapa del Virreinato de la Nueva España (1794).svg (made by me):
Notes about File:Viceroyalty of the New Spain 1800 (without Philippines).png:
  • It is not clear what year it refers to, the name says 1800 but the legend says 1810, that causes some situations to occur:
    • Santo Domingo was ceded to France in 1795 but recovered in 1809, and lost again in 1821.
    • The internal organization of the United States is different in 1800 and 1810, including the purchase of Louisiana and the creation of some subdivisions of the Northwest Territory.
  • Panama was never part of New Spain, it was first part of Peru and then New Granada.
  • Veraguas, Bocas del Toro and Chiriqui were never part of New Spain.
Regards. Milenioscuro (talk) 01:22, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
@Milenioscuro:, thank you for pointing all of this out! I will update the concept maps accordingly as I wasn't aware of the Hispaniola transfers. I did deliberately exclude Panama 🇵🇦 from the concepts, regarding some other territories it is always vague what the Spanish did and didn't control, personally I am not inclined to view Belize as having been a full part of New Spain but they did claim the territory and the Spaniards claimed a lot of territory that they didn't actually control. I also deliberately excluded the internal organisation of any country here so these disputes wouldn't play out. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 13:51, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung As I said before, you are confusing me, now again. It's impossible for me to know what you think I can only go by what you tell me here.

I asked this before: In your concept map for 1900 you have both areas from 1800 and 1900, is it supposed to be like that or do you want a pure 1900 map?
and you choose not to answer it directly but like this: "Aa you're the WikiCartographer I think that you probably know the best strategy" so that is what I did, a pure 1900 map which I told you.

I also wrote that after we have a pure approved map of 1800 and 1900 we can try to combine them in any way you want. So I will continue to get those pure maps approved by you and then we discuss the combined option. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 14:39, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung New pure 1800 1900 drafts to be checked;
@Donald Trung: British Honduras was a formal colony from 1840, before that Belize consisted of a concession of British settlements and factories around the bay of Honduras, yet part of New Spain. The Mosquito Coast, on the other hand, was a semi-independent kingdom supported by the British. Mississippi Territory was a claim supported by some forts but kept for a short time.This map, although it is quite exaggerated, can be used to extract information for what you want to do. --Milenioscuro (talk) 15:45, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, my bad, I misunderstood you, as pure maps they are really well, especially the 1900 one. In the 1800 there is one error that user "Milenioscuro" pointed out, namely the island of Hispanoila (half an island in the 1800 map, this one you actually correctly left gray in your 1900 map), I will update it in the concept image and then you these "pure maps" are good to do. Excuse me for misunderstanding you.
@Milenioscuro:, thank you for all this amazing information, there are a lot of old bad maps on the Wikimedia Commons, I know that a lot were tagged as "bad maps" but not all. Anyhow, thank you very much for supplying this information. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:01, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung I din't really read his information as it was intended for you. 1800 100%-4. If this now is approved by you, I will continue with the mixed map. You wont hear from me for a week or so, will go away. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 14:07, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Perfect! take your time as there are no deadlines at Wikimedia wiki's for content, at least not for these types of content. Hopefully you're doing well. Take care. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 00:10, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung I have made edits to all of the drafts I show you here so check everything.

  • 1800-5 pure
  • 1900-5 pure
  • 1800-1900 mix map-1
    • I don't know how you are going to use this map but in the legend I have added info for both 1800 and 1900 for all the different areas. You don't have it in your concept map but to me it makes more sense like this.
    • I have added the different types of borders as I think so really check them.
  • The part in black box is to my understanding not consistent between the different maps/source. So you really have to check the southern border in the sources/maps. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 17:46, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, excuse the late reply. Anyhow, the maps all look great except for that southern border, the correct border can be found at "File:United Provinces of Central America (orthographic projection).svg". Also, I really like the "mixed map concept", I think that two (2) versions can exist where in one it's like my concept and in the other it's like your "mixed map concept" and their file names could reflect that (talking about something in the future here).
Just to be clear the border you have in the 1800 for the south is correct and the coloured part in the black box is indeed how it should be. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 23:03, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung
  • So to my understanding the southern border is correct on the three drafts I show above yes/no? --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 09:31, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung Now we have four different maps which I want you to finally check (southern border) and decide which you want uploaded.
Donald Trung But it can't be the same southern border for all four maps. Please tell me which maps should have These borders. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 14:24, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, I thought that you meant those southern borders for the countries that used to be New Spain but aren't parts of Mexico in 1900. Or do you mean the southern border of Mexico? Because you have that absolutely correct in 1900, the only issue is that you have made the border at the south differently. Excuse the late reaction, I didn't get the original notification. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:58, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung So this southern border should be changed: Mixed concept map? --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 11:58, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Yes, only that one (as it should match the earlier one). Thank you for all your effort. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 16:54, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

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"Title" fields.
  • Territories of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in 1800 that were a part of the United States of America in 1900 and leftover Mexico.svg
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A map showing the territories of the Viceroyalty of New Spain in 1800 that were gradually annexed by the United States of America over the course of a century and what parts of New Spain were the Republic of Mexico only a century later.

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It's weird, I still haven't been able to come up with a good file name, I want to call it the "Partition of Mexico (1800-1900)", but that would be "a newly invented name" and I don't know how else to describe this phenomenon. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 14:02, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

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)
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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)
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World Time Zones Map.png[edit]


Please fix the artifacts around the word "SOUTH SUDAN" and the border of that country.--Mike Rohsopht (talk) 07:13, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

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