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The Graphics Lab is a project to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. Requests for image improvements can be added to the workshop pages: Illustrations, Photographs and Maps. For questions or suggestions one can use the talk pages: Talk:Graphics Lab, Talk:Illustrations, Talk:Photographs and Talk:Maps.
This specific page is the requests page for the Map workshop. Anyone can make a request for a map to be created or improved for a Wikipedia article. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.
You are encouraged to share information and request advice from others. Also see possible conventions toolbox, map tutorials and topographic map tutorials.

Advice to requesters
  • Sourced requests: If possible, please try to provide a reliable source to create a map. This includes a map already on Wikipedia with a reliable source or an external link. Note that some of us have access to libraries and may have access to cited books.
  • Please check: Please check back regularly to see if progress has been made or if any additional questions need to be answered before the request can be completed.
  • Direct collaboration: Some mapmakers are especially interested by one area (e.g. India). If you notice a mapmaker fitting your needs, you can propose a direct collaboration, using their personal talk page to request maps.
  • {{Reqmap}}: To request a map, you can also tag the talk page of the article in need of a map with or {{Reqmapin|Australia}} (article then appear in Category:Wikipedia requested maps)
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Request: Adjusting combined British and Mongol Empire mapEdit

List of largest empires
Hello! This map has been used at List of largest empires until Kimand299 noted that The mongol empire never went that far into eastern europe even at its greatest extent and removed it. I think that this would be fixed if the map used the European border from this version of the Mongol Empire map instead of this version, but I'm not entirely sure so Kimand299 may have to correct me on that. We also noted that it's rather difficult to tell that Hong Kong was part of the British Empire without zooming in quite closely, which I'm not sure how best to solve (it is rather a small territory, so maybe it's okay that zooming in to see it is necessary?). There may be other issues that Kimand299 have noticed—I'll let them elaborate on that if that's the case.

Pinging Amitchell125 who created the map. TompaDompa (talk) 00:22, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

I've contacted Kimand299 to ask for any useful comments before proceeding to offer to amend the map. Amitchell125 (talk) 10:57, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
The farthest the Mongol empire went was just short of the Balkans, eastern europe was just vassal states. Kimand299 (talk) 08:43, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
Amitchell125, what do you think? TompaDompa (talk) 19:11, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Request: global peatlands mapEdit


Although there already is a global map at the peat article, the grida map seems to differ significantly and seems nice and also indicates the countries. Just move over the coloring to a blankmap. GRIDA map is over at Global distribution of peatlands --Genetics4good (talk) 11:22, 23 May 2021 (UTC)

Request: Greek genocide mapEdit

Greek genocide

There are maps for the other two late Ottoman genocides (File:Armenian Genocide Map-en.svg, File:Assyrian genocide map-pt.svg), but none yet for the Greek genocide (I think). A map of massacres could help readers visualize the Greek genocide. I'd be more than happy to provide data on massacres by date, location, and death toll. Thank you for reading!


Please add English captions to this French mapEdit

Hi, I'm requesting the same image, with English captions instead of French ones, and saved under an English filename.

The following two images are related or derived; probably of no help, but just in case:

For additional background, this map found on the web covers the same area, in English, and can be used for comparison if desired:; but note that north points to the top left.


Requested changes are of six types, and involve text only; no image manipulation is needed. The rest of this request gives the English text that should replace the French, in the following six areas:

  1. Large, boxed legend, top right
  2. Captions on the circled numbers -
  3. Labels in the orange, rounded rectangles
  4. Buildings with dashed callouts
  5. Two area labels
  6. Also, distances added to the arrows pointing to nearby towns, would be a nice-to-have.


1. The boxed legend should read: 'Oradour-sur-Glane massacre', and the date should read, '10 June 1944'.

2. Captions on the circled numbers (the 24-hour times in large orange font can remain the same):

  • 13:45 Arrival of the SS by the route of Limoges.
    One part of the column advances up the main street, while the rest of the troops proceed to encircle the town.
  • At the other end of the town, the SS deploy to seal off the area.
  • 14:45 The SS gather the population on the fairground and shoot and kill at random in the streets and houses.
  • 16:00 Men over fourteen years of age are staged in six locations in groups of about thirty each, and executed.
  • 16:00 Women and children are murdered after being locked up in the church.
  • The SS loot and burn the village.

3. The labels in the orange, rounded rectangles should read as follows, clockwise from top:

  • Beaulieu workshop
  • Laudy Barn
  • Bouchoule Barn
  • Church
  • Milord Barn
  • Desourteaux Garage
  • Denis wine cellar

And one additional rectangular orange label way off to the left, under the compass:

  • Main locations of executions

4. Buildings with dashed callouts - if this is too much of a hassle, you can just skip this section. Otherwise:

  • Coming in on the road from 'Javerdat' (top left), these 3 buildings:
    • Tram station (the original says: Gare de tramway)
    • Town Hall (Mairie)
    • Boys' school (Gare des garçons)
  • Coming in from 'Peyrihlhac' (right), these two:
    • Lorraine refugees school (Ecole des refugies lorrains)
    • Children's school (Ecole des enfants)
  • One building just to the left of the Desourteaux Garage, at the south end of the central fairground:
    • Girls' school (Ecole des filles)

5. Two area labels

  • Cemetery (shaded gray area near the top of the diagram, marked 'Cimetière' in French)
  • Fairground (central square, marked 'Champ de foire')

6. The arrows pointing to town names should be enhanced with distances (underneath, adjacent, wherever it fits best):

  • Peyrilhac 4 kilometers (or, '4 km' if easier)
  • Limoges 19 kilometers
  • Saint Junien 11 kilometers
  • Javerdat 6 kilometers

Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 01:21, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Request: Map of Auckland, New ZealandEdit

2021 New Zealand National League
2021 New Zealand Women's National League
Hello, I am looking to have a map of Auckland, similar in style to the one of London above. The map will be used in the articles listed above to show the locations of the Auckland teams (as well as for future seasons). So far I have only managed to find the one of Auckland shown above or another, which was a plain orange map of Auckland. They aren't quite what I was looking for though. If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated. Cheers. -- Kezyfooty (talk) 11:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
The thing with the London map is that it was made almost entirely using the free to use Ordnance Survey data. I'm sure there is a similar resource for Auckland, but I'm not sure if I can find something for the urban areas. — Berrely • TalkContribs 17:10, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Ahhh right. Do you know if it is possible to have one like the Pennsylvania one above for the region of Auckland? Hope you can help. Thank you for your time. Cheers -- Kezyfooty (talk) 05:21, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
@Kezyfooty sorry for getting back a bit late; do you have a specific boundary in Auckland you would like to highlight? I personally have no experience with how electoral divisions in New Zealand work and don't know what you want to be highlighted. — Berrely • TalkContribs 20:51, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi Berrely, no worries. I would be looking to have the Auckland Region being the highlighted region/area of the map. In terms of the divisions, I would be looking to have the wards of Auckland Council as shown by the image above. Cheers -- Kezyfooty (talk) 00:57, 20 June 2021 (UTC)