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The parent of this WikiProject is the Geography WikiProject. WikiProject Maps also is a management type WikiProject for pictorial representations displayed within Wikipedia. The following illustrates the position of WikiProject Maps within the Wikipedia WikiProject lineage:

Lineage of WikiProject Maps
  • Creation/improvement of pictorial representations displayed within Wikipedia
  • Acquisition of pictorial representations displayed within Wikipedia
  • Distribution of pictorial representations displayed within Wikipedia
  • Monitoring of pictorial representations displayed within Wikipedia

WikiProjects that have made use of geographical maps include:

Conventions for visa policy mapsEdit

Hello, WP:MAPS. I am currently working on the visa policy of Nauru, and I was wondering if there was any conventions on the colors would be? It seems like the other visa policy articles have a lot of different colors, and I just wanted to be correct. Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael Jester (talkcontribs) 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Shetland islandsEdit

just dropping a quick note here as I was asked to look at this Talk:Shetland#Need_better_map_image - looks like it ought to get a combination of File:Wfm_shetland_map.png and File:Shetland_UK_location_map.svg — Preceding unsigned comment added by EdwardLane (talkcontribs) 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Please assessEdit

Please assess Fictitious entry. Thanks! 11:32, 3 October 2018 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asianflavoure (talkcontribs) 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Looking for archive of all currently existing mapsEdit

Hello, for research purposes I have been looking for an archive of all Maps used on historical articles on Wikipedia. They are enormously helpful however due to the scale of my research project it would be much faster if I could look through an archive of the maps used to demonstrate changing borders of nations over the millenniums! Thank you

Tissot's indicatrix listing and variantsEdit

Hallo! Some context: I was looking at the Dymaxion article, which led me to Tissot's indicatrix#Gallery, which left me wondering if there was a larger listing, or a good comparison table. I checked commons:Category:Map projections with Tissot's indicatrix and saw many unused projections. I considered adding some of those images into the Gallery in the article..., but first I thought to check List of map projections. I was a bit surprised to not see the Tissot's indicatrix versions in a column there, so checked the talkpage to see if it was discussed or contentious, and found an 2017 thread where 3 people discussed it, 2 endorsing and 1 unconvinced (and nothing in the archives here).

My questions/suggestions:

  1. Listing/Availability: Should/Can we add the Tissot's indicatrix versions we currently have, into a new column in that main "List of map projections" article? Are there any downsides, apart from taking more space and download-bytes, and possibly not having "all of the projections" available currently (or just not in the same style)?
  2. Accuracy/Design: I see there are a few variant 'styles' in the Commons category, e.g. the difference between File:Tissot indicatrix world map Winkel Tripel proj.svg and File:Winkel Tripel with Tissot's Indicatrices of Distortion.svg - we use both of those, in different articles in Enwiki, and I wonder if that's a cartographical problem? and if so, who knows enough about this to efficiently fix it?! Maybe sorting the Commonscat into subcats, or deciding on a preferred-style for Enwiki, or nominating some for deletion, or ?

I don't know enough about the domain to help directly, but thought I'd mention this here. Thanks/Hope that helps! Quiddity (talk) 08:24, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Heya, Quiddity! It has been a while. I don't see a reason to not include them -- Guerillero Parlez Moi 10:48, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
Re #1: As I noted in the 2017 thread, I don’t see the value because the images would be too small. Either you would have too few indicatrices to say anything informative about the map, or you would not be able to see them because they would be too small. :Re #2: There isn’t much software available to create the indicatrices. The differing schemes arose out of which software was used; there are more in play than just the two slightly different schemes that you show. I don’t know of any effort to standardize. Strebe (talk) 18:53, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

Arab League mapEdit

Hi, I would appreciate some input from anyone interested on my comment at Talk:Arab League#Infobox map: Western Sahara. The issue is that the main map of that article shows the Western Sahara as an integral part of Morocco, which I'm pretty sure it shouldn't. Thanks! Lennart97 (talk) 18:11, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Wikimaps WarperEdit

I have recently started georeferencing with Wikimaps warper, and have several queries. I see there is a warp_status flag. Is there process or check on this, or do I just set the flag to "warped" once I have rectified the file? Is it possible to get the latitude/longitude values for the map from the georeferencing process or do I have to exract these by hand? Is it possible to view all georeferenced maps in a particular area? If I am viewing all the maps in a category in Commons, is there a way of showing which maps have been georeferenced? Thanks Kognos (talk) 11:20, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

Map for Claremont ParkEdit

I have never been able to get my head around how {{maplink}} works. Could somebody please add a map to the infobox on Claremont Park for me? My understanding is that since the OSM entry already has the wikidata id, all I should need to do is add "| map_image = {{maplink}}" to the infobox (which I've done), but no map appears. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:13, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

It looks like the documentation for {{infobox park}} is out of date. If you don't specify any maps, the OSM map is automatic if the coords are in WD. I've made it work. MB 16:27, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
OK, thanks. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:29, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

RfC at PakistanEdit

Please participate in the RfC at Talk:Pakistan#RfC for map. Peter Ormond 💬 14:48, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

World map 1910sEdit

Both the File:BlankMap-World-WWI.PNG and File:BlankMap-World-1912.png don't have any borders for the Emirate of Bukhara and Khanate of Khiva (included as being part of the Russian Empire) and Tibet (included as part of China), despite them being present on File:Map of the World (1914).PNG. It can be argued that these were semi-independent, or de facto independent (in Tibet's case) but should it still not appear? --WR 16:16, 14 December 2021 (UTC)

Problem with Lake Ontario and Lake HuronEdit

Those two lakes are not rendering properly in our maplink service. I've looked through the OpenStreetMap data for these two lakes and have not been able to find any clues. -- Denelson83 04:35, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

It's a known issue. See T288897 -- RoySmith (talk) 04:37, 26 December 2021 (UTC)
And I initially thought the issue originated with the data in OpenStreetMap. -- Denelson83 04:45, 26 December 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a weird one. When I first saw the problem, I noticed something seemed odd about the map, but it took me a while to figure out that the lakes were missing. My original ticket was T295839, which I think had a much better title, but the phab pholks don't seem to share my sense of humor. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:24, 26 December 2021 (UTC)