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Commons:WikiProject Atlas

Internet-web-browser.svg Wikimedia Commons Atlas of the World

The Wikimedia Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons.
Discussion • Update the atlas • Index of the Atlas • Atlas in categories • Other atlases on line
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The introductions of the country, dependency and region entries are in the native languages and in English. The other introductions are in English.
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WikiProject Atlas

WikiProject Atlas
Evolution-tasks.png This WikiProject aims primarily to organize maps included in commons as an atlas. It is not in the scope of this project to include in the entries maps of rivers and cities, location maps of provinces and other administrative divisions, maps of administrative divisions, fictional maps and habitat maps.

The Atlas

The atlas should include:

  • entries with maps on world level
  • entries for each continent and the oceans
  • entries for each country, de facto-country and dependency around the world. Each entry should have a
    • general section with geographical and political maps
      • maps of administrative divisions should be layouted in a gallery
    • history section with a summary of the history of the country illustrated with maps (when this section is very lagre, a separate entry can be created)
    • section with old maps (when available)
    • section with other maps (when available}
    • section with satellite maps (when available}
  • entries for major former nations
  • entries for historical themes
  • thematic entries

The atlas is in the English language. Maps in other languages are included when the same map in English is not available. Maps in the native language of the entity involved can be included. The general introduction in each entity is in English, but an introduction in the native language can be included. The text of the history section is in English.

Participants

  • User:Rarelibra (Talk) - Flag of the United States.svg USA
    EN, ES, PL - Administrative division maps, maintenance, possible translations
  • User:52 Pickup (Talk) - Flag of Australia.svg , (living in Flag of Germany.svg )
    EN, DE, NL - Historical maps, starting with location maps in Europe.
  • User:Sj (Talk) - Flag of the United States.svg USA
    EN, ES - Africa, South America, and NASA imagery.
  • User:Hexagon1 (en : t) - Flag of Australia.svg /Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechia
    EN, CS - I'd be willing to help around with any map work.
  • User:Golbez (en : t) - Flag of the United States.svg USA
    EN, JP - Administrative division maps, historical maps, reference maps
  • User:aaker - Flag of Sweden.svg 
    SV, FR, EN - working mostly with translations

To doEdit

The Wikimedia atlas of the world entries are in development. --- Edit this to do list
You can add a map or Copy a map to commons. The following Wikipedia maps should be uploaded to commons first.
The entries are in the following stadia:


Links: Place links to the Wikiatlas in various pages around wikim/pedia should be madeEdit

Check general layoutEdit

Country 2: Add historyEdit

Use the following templates as much as possible:

{{left-box
|short name= 
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = 
|flag      = 
|native    = ( )
}}
{{left-box-link
|short name= 
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = 
|flag      = 
|moremaps  = 
|tag       = #
}}
{{left-compare
|short name= 
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = 
|moremaps  = 
|tag       = #
}}

Country 2a: Check if history text has been addedEdit

History 1: Complete historical entriesEdit

Various stepsEdit

Assisting templates in WikipediaEdit

Assisting templates in commonsEdit

  • atlas-country: {{atlas-country}} for the main layout
  • general-maps: {{general-maps|country=}} to add section
  • link: {{link|entry}} to make a link to an en.wikipedia entry
  • left: {{left|image|text}} to make the correct layout for an image
  • leftlegend: {{leftlegend|image}}text and finishing with |} on the next line for an image description with legend template
  • history: {{history|country}} to add history section
  • old-maps: {{old-maps}} to add section
  • other-maps: {{other-maps}} to add section or {{other-maps|Title}} to add section with title to be selected
  • atlas-end: {{atlas-end}} to add the blue box

Assisting file in Wikipedia: w:User:Electionworld/Atlas

Notes and referencesEdit

General remarks:

  • The WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons. The main page is therefore the portal to maps and cartography on Wikimedia. That page contains links to entries by country, continent and by topic as well as general notes and references.
  • Every entry has an introduction section in English. If other languages are native and/or official in an entity, introductions in other languages are added in separate sections. The text of the introduction(s) is based on the content of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. For sources of the introduction see therefore the Wikipedia entries linked to. The same goes for the texts in the history sections.
  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.

Entries available in the atlasEdit

General pages
Atlas • Historical atlas • Index of the Atlas • Names in native languages

The world and its continents and oceans
Quick reference • Historical maps of the world • Old maps
Physical and topographical • Political • Geological • People • Time and time zones • Projections of the globe
Africa • North and South America • Antarctica • Asia • Europe

(History, European Union) • Oceania • Oceans

Themes
Administrative divisions • International organizations • Languages • Religions

Historical eras
Prehistory • Antiquity • Middle Ages • Rise of Islam • Early Modern Age • Early American Societies • Early Asian Societies • Age of Renaissance • Colonialism • Stielers Handatlas 1891 • 20th Century • World War I • World War II

Entities with undisputed sovereign status
Afghanistan • Albania • Algeria • Andorra • Angola • Antigua and Barbuda • Argentina • Armenia • Australia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Bahamas • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Barbados • Belarus • Belgium • Belize • Benin • Bhutan • Bolivia • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Botswana • Brazil • Brunei • Bulgaria • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Cambodia • Cameroon • Canada • Cape Verde • Central African Republic • Chad • Chile • China • Colombia • Comoros • Congo (Democratic Republic) • Congo (Republic) • Costa Rica • Côte d’Ivoire • Croatia • Cuba • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Djibouti • Dominica • Dominican Republic • East Timor • Ecuador • Egypt • El Salvador • Equatorial Guinea • Eritrea • Estonia • Ethiopia • Fiji • Finland • France • Gabon • Gambia • Georgia • Germany • Ghana • Greece • Grenada • Guatemala • Guinea • Guinea-Bissau • Guyana • Haiti • Honduras • Hungary • Iceland • India • Indonesia • Iran • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Jordan • Kazakhstan • Kenya • Kiribati • Korea (Democratic People’s Republic) • Korea (Republic) • Kuwait • Kyrgyzstan • Laos • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liberia • Libya • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Macedonia (Republic) • Madagascar • Malawi • Malaysia • Maldives • Mali • Malta • Marshall Islands • Mauritania • Mauritius • Mexico • Micronesia (Federated States) • Moldova • Monaco • Mongolia • Montenegro • Morocco • Mozambique • Myanmar • Namibia • Nauru • Nepal • The Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Niger • Nigeria • Norway • Oman • Pakistan • Palau • Panama • Papua New Guinea • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Romania • Russia • Rwanda • Saint Kitts and Nevis • Saint Lucia • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Samoa • San Marino • São Tomé and Príncipe • Saudi Arabia • Senegal • Serbia • Seychelles • Sierra Leone • Singapore • Slovakia • Slovenia • Solomon Islands • Somalia • South Africa • South Sudan • Sovereign Military Order of Malta • Spain • Sri Lanka • Sudan • Suriname • Swaziland • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • Tajikistan • Tanzania • Thailand • Togo • Tonga • Trinidad and Tobago • Tunisia • Turkey • Turkmenistan • Tuvalu • Uganda • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uruguay • Uzbekistan • Vanuatu • Vatican City • Venezuela • Vietnam • Yemen • Zambia • Zimbabwe

Entities with disputed sovereign status
Abkhazia • Azawad • China (Republic)/Taiwan • Kosovo • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic • Northern Cyprus • Palestine • Somaliland • South Ossetia • Tamil Eelam • Transnistria • Western Sahara

Dependencies and other overseas territories
Akrotiri and Dhekelia • Åland • American Samoa • Anguilla • Aruba • Ascension Island • Ashmore and Cartier Islands • Baker Island • Bermuda • Bouvet Island • British Indian Ocean Territory • British Virgin Islands • Cayman Islands • Christmas Island • Clipperton Island • Cocos (Keeling) Islands • Cook Islands • Coral Sea Islands • Curaçao • Faroe Islands • French Guiana • French Polynesia • French Southern and Antarctic Lands • Gibraltar • Greenland • Guadeloupe • Guam • Guantanamo Bay • Guernsey • Heard Island and McDonald Islands • Hong Kong • Howland Island • Isle of Man • Jan Mayen • Jarvis Island • Jersey • Johnston Atoll • Kingman Reef • Macau • Martinique • Mayotte • Midway Atoll • Montserrat • Navassa Island • New Caledonia • Niue • Norfolk Island • Northern Mariana Islands • Palmyra Atoll • Pitcairn Islands • Puerto Rico • Réunion • Saint Helena • Saint-Barthélemy • Saint Martin (France) • Sint Maarten (Netherlands) • Saint-Pierre and Miquelon • Svalbard • Tokelau • Tristan da Cunha • Turks and Caicos Islands • United States Virgin Islands • Wake Island • Wallis and Futuna

Disputed subnational entities and territories
Kashmir • Crimea • Paracel Islands • Spratly Islands • Falkland Islands • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands • Bajo Nuevo Bank • Serranilla Bank

Subnational autonomous entities
Aceh • Adjara • Adygea • Altai • Andalusia • Aosta Valley • Aragon • Athos • Azores • Balearic Islands • Bashkortostan • Basque Autonomous Community • Bonaire • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of) • Bougainville • Brussels • Buryatia • Canary Islands • Catalonia • Chechnya • Chuvashia • Corsica • Dagestan • Easter Island • England • Extremadura • Flanders • Friuli-Venezia Giulia • Gagauzia • Galicia • Galápagos Islands • Gorno-Badakhshan • Guangxi • Ingushetia • Inner Mongolia • Kabardino-Balkaria • Kalmykia • Karachay-Cherkessia • Karakalpakstan • Karelia • Khakassia • Komi • Kurdistan (Iraqi) • Madeira • Mari El • Mindanao • Mordovia • Nakhichevan • Navarre • Nevis • Ningxia • North Ossetia-Alania • Northern Ireland • Nunatsiavut • Quebec • Saba • Sakha • Sardinia • Scotland • Sicily • Sint Eustatius • Srpska • Tatarstan • Tibet • Tłı̨chǫ • Trentino-Alto Adige • Tuva • Udmurtia • Vojvodina • Wales • Wallonia • Xinjiang • Zanzibar

Other regions
Basque Country • Burzenland • Catalan Countries • Frisia • Kurdistan • Sápmi • Svenskfinland • Székely Land

Former sovereign nations
Austria-Hungary • Byzantine Empire • Caliphate • Czechoslovakia • Republic of West Florida • Frankish Empire • Kingdom of Hawaiʻi • Inca Empire • Iroquois Confederacy • Macedonian Empire • Ottoman Empire • Prussia • Roman Empire • Soviet Union • Republic of Texas • Vermont Republic • Yugoslavia

Former dependencies and overseas territories
Netherlands Antilles