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Convert to SVGs on mapsEdit

Just to let you know I reverted a couple additions of {{ConvertToSVG|map}} - eg on File:Highland UK relief location map.jpg. There's a few reasons, basically because its better to point mapmakers elsewhere, to other maps that can much more easily be converted.

The main reason is its not possible to create a completely SVG relief map, as the relief shading has to be done in a raster layer. Creating SVG layers for the background colour is possible, but very time consuming and involves converting raster to vector in any case. The only true vector information would be the coast/lake/border overlays, and the inset.

What is problematic with those files is the use of jpg, as there's noticeable jpg artifacts in the insets. With hindsight I should have used png, but the reason for jpg in the first place was to keep the filesize manageable. As a png the Highland map would be well over 5MB. As an SVG, with seperate layers for the contours, it either would be huge (maybe 50MB?) or have a lot of its detail thrown out. And it still would have that raster layer for the shading.--Nilfanion (talk) 09:27, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I hadn't paid attention to the relief shading, you were certainly right about reverting. I'll keep this in mind, thanks for educating me. :) --A3 nm (talk) 21:14, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 23:13, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Cool, thanks!
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