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Outermost regions is not fullEdit

Hi, TUBS. I have a question. Why in this map and other same maps with OMR of EU you not dispayed other regions? You displayed only Spanish, Portugese and French (not full) territories. What about Danish, British and Netherlands territories? If you don't understand me, see this map. And additional question-answer: what if another regions is not a part of EU? OK. Than what about another your maps without EU with OMR and multizoomes? Alex Great talk 12:16, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

I was a little off target statement. You use full OMR. Sorry. But do you have a map (or it's planed) with Overseas Countries and Territories of European States (same map with full OCT)? Alex Great talk 12:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
No it ain't planned. Sorry.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 14:36, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for answer. Can I ask you about another map family? Do you planned to make a map of Russia with disputed (and non-disputed) Crimea? I ask you because you already maked the Ukrainian map with disputed Crimea. Alex Great talk 14:54, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Locator maps that show the location for Russia (either within Europe, Asia, on the globe, in the world) and take this Crimea conflict into acoount are already available, plz. see Category:SVG locator maps of Russia (location map scheme). Locator maps for subdivisions (federal subjects and districts) still wait for versions that show Crimea either integral part of Russia or at least claimed (=hatch marks). My plan is to do such maps, but I still wait for a reworked location map for Russia that I can use as a template. Cf. File:Russia edcp location map.svg! See that? No Crimea... There were some attempts to provide such a location map but still none with an exact mathematical projection (and its proper description) that works in location map templates.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 16:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Why you don't used this version of file? Alex Great talk 04:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
That's what I meant. I don't want to use such maps as a template 'cause the author of this version (who was certainly in good faith and made - from what I can tell - a correct map) didn't provide neither a proper projection (is it still an EquiDistantConicProjection?) nor geoemtric data (what's the new central parallel and meridian and standard parallels, which most certainly must have changed?) that one will need to use the map for templates like in en:Template:Location map Russia. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 08:08, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Why you need a cordinates and projection? You just repaint the map and enter the name of countries. Isn't it? ← Alex Great talkrus? 10:42, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
For just serving this single locator map purpose this would do. Yes. However, you loose the possibility to use the very same map in location map templates (which could be useful if you would like to show for instance the capital of a subdivision, that shall also be marked). Plus, using both location maps and locator map templates of the very same country at the same spot - in tables for instance - would cause me pain constantly due to the differing map dimensions and different map content. Plus, it makes everything increasingly difficult when borders change, 'cause I always follow changes made in the location map for that country and don't want to spend to much time to apply these changes to my very own map design (I just take the new borders from the same-size and same-design location map and fit them to my locator maps).--TUBSMail-closed.svg 11:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
I understand. Thanks. ← Alex Great talkrus? 14:23, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Still here? NNW did it: File:Russia adm location map.svg. Will do locator maps based on this. I'll need some time, though. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 13:39, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Benin on the globe (Africa centered).svg Cameroon light greyEdit

Hi TUBS! Why is Cameroon coloured light grey instead of beige? Does this have any meaning? -- 16:47, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

that means that I made an mistake. Well noticed! Depending on the display used, it's hard to see. Thus, this is probably not the most important thing to fix. However, I'll improve that. It will take some time though. Thanks for telling me. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 17:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
mission accomplished. Thx again for telling me. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 07:41, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Newcastle upon Tyne in England (zoom).svgEdit

Hi, I've noticed there is a minor error on this map, and presumably similar ones as well. Some of the Manchester districts (on left of map) are not rendering correctly...--Nilfanion (talk) 12:51, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Nice, that you tell me. Cheers! You mean the thick borders, ain't cha? That's indeed a problem of many of my maps in this map series. On the other hand, some files of this map series are rendered correctly (sometimes depending on the the imgage size), which makes me think, that it could be at least 50% the fault of the Wikimedia renderer, which sometimes works oddly and with umpredictable outcome. However, I guess there's also a problem with my file. I assume, that there's maybe two parallel lines in one spot (line on line). I'll check this. May need some time, but files will be improved.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 13:29, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Issue appears to be in the file, not the Wikimedia rendering. I see same fault in SVG itself (when rendered by Firefox).
Exact problem is 6 districts with thicker borders, and white/transparent fill.--Nilfanion (talk) 13:54, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
I see... seems to be easy to fix then. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 14:22, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Took me some time, though. Now ✓ Done. Thx again a thrillion times for telling me. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 10:37, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Saudi Arabia, administrative divisions - Nmbrs - colored.svgEdit

Hello, I can see that you did this map, can you update it, because it based on an old data and now the domestic region borders have been changed. Here you can find the official map (from Central of Statistics & Information), thank you.MrJoker07 (talk) 13:14, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Saudi Arabia location map.svg needs to be updated first. Please ask user:NordNordWest to update Saudi Arabia location map.svg. I'll track changes and will incorporate changes into my very own maps. Thx. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 14:15, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
I asked him now, thank you. MrJoker07 (talk) 15:31, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done. Thx again for telling me. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 10:06, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
really thank you so much for the update, but do you know if this map (File:Saudi Arabia relief location map.jpg) going to change as well or I need to ask for it also. I'm sorry if I asked too much. MrJoker07 (talk) 16:27, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Ask as much as you want. The relief map should update aswell. Due to the fact, that this map is a jpg-file, everything becomes a little bit more difficult (Vector graphics such as SVG are much easier to handle when it comes to updates). Thus, it will take some more time. There's a neat projet site in fancy German where work is coordinated (the Saudi-Arabian map is featured here: This projecet will give notice to Carport (the guy who did the relief map) and he (or someone else) will incoporate new borders. Plz be patient.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 17:57, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
That's a good news and a brilliant work, they can have as much time as they want, I'm not in hurry ;). Thank you again.-- MrJoker07 (talk) 18:25, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Russia mapsEdit

I have noticed that you reverted my edits on the maps of Russia. Where exactly are they used for geo templates, because as far as I know these specific maps are only used for depiction of the areas already present on them (Moscow, Kalinigrad Oblast, Adygea Repyblic). --Leftcry (talk) 03:16, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Leftcry, before I give you some in-depth information on this issue, please let me say that I hate reverting things. I know, people invested time in their locator maps and in most cases (like here) locator maps are not wrong from a geographical standpoint. I'm also not interested in backing one state's or one people's opinion on the Ukraine conflict. Mostly this comes down to schoolyard arguments, which bores me. I think it's best to create maps that show all different kind of maps that show different political or legal opinions: So let's have maps that show Russia including or excluding Crimea and/or Kuril Islands (or fancy: Crimea hatched!). Users then can chose what map they actually like best in the respective article. So please reupload your maps, but chose a different filename like File:Moscow in Russia (claimed).svg or File: Moscow in Russia (claimed hatched).svg or File:Moscow in Russia (-disputed).svg or so. Filename doesn't really matter as long it is consistent and allows differentiation. Let Category:SVG locator maps of oblasts of Ukraine (location map scheme) or Category:SVG locator maps of Russia (location map scheme) inspire you of what alternative versions are possible. My geo-template remark was mainly a technical argument. I don't know if someone actually used one map of the Russia map series as a location map. But I know, some folks did it with other maps for -let's say- for showing the capital of the highlighted province. It won't work smoothly with either. For other ideas why it's useful to keep the very same pixel ratio and size, plz read the very first discussion on this page (the on with Alex the Great). So I recommend, that your maps should be derived from File:Russia adm location map.svg. Keep the file size. Keep the image ratio. Keep the resolution. Keep all elmenets and colors as long they are suitable enough for your map. If not someone like you takes over, I'll expand the Russia map series anyway (as I did with the Ukraine map series) to reflect the incorporation of Crimea like I announced in the Alex-the-Great-thread. So, if you had some patience, I'd do that for you.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 08:17, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Plz hold. Don't use File:Russia adm location map.svg, yet. There's is an immediate talk going on at File talk:Russia adm location map.svg, 'cause this map seems flawed in parts.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 11:49, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
fixed.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 14:19, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, sorry for taking so long to write you back. I don't mind waiting for you to just upload all the maps yourself, the only thing is when I uploaded the maps I used File:Crimea in Russia.svg because I feel it has better quality in terms of borders, rivers and etc... I also wanted to ask you to name the file "xxxx in Russia (with disputes)" or "xxxx in Russia (disputed)" or something like that as claime dis usually used for regions which are not controlled by the country. --Leftcry (talk) 16:37, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Before I answer you: Plz still don't use File:Russia adm location map.svg, yet. Still some errors that I discoverd when I was about to start. Will be fixed soon.
Wether claimed or disputed means something different or roughly the same, isn't important. That's just the filename. It could also be named xxx in russia (UN view).svg or xx in Russia (Vladimir is the only one who think that's lawful).svg or xx in Russia (de-facto). It's just a F-I-L-E-N-A-M-E. I'm also not consistent when it comes to naming files. Sometimes disputed means, that it's controlled by A but challenged by B. Sometimes diusputed means that neither A or B controls the whole region in question but claim it in full. Likewise, claimed sometimes means that it's claimed by A and B but is under control of C that doesn't claim it. Sometimes it means that it was seized and claimed but not incorporated from a constitutional viewpoint. Or it means something else. There's too much funny stuff (or as far humans are concerned: sad stuff) going on around our planet, that filenames are probably not a good mean to explain the current situation in a region. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 17:52, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Ukraine Oblasts location mapsEdit

I was just wondering why exactly those files of Ukraine without Crimea couldn't be cropped. I don't think I should upload them as several files as it's pretty much pointless to have too many unused files, but if there's a problem with cropping the original then I guess it should remain the way it is although it is pretty awkward. --Leftcry (talk) 02:11, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

From a designer's point of view it makes absolutely sense to crop these files. But it doesn't make sense when you still wanna apply templates such as de:Vorlage:Positionskarte Ukraine or de:Vorlage:Imagemap Ukraine1 (both in fancy German, but I think you get the catch). 99% of my maps are connected to the corresponding location map for this very purpose (and faster maintenance). Please keep the ratio, file size and depicted area as it is in File:Ukraine location map.svg. Please upload your files as a new file and name it like Kiev in Ukraine (de-facto) (cropped).svg or a alike.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 08:54, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


Lieber TUBS, ich habe nicht verstanden, warum du eine Karte des Stadtkreises Schwerin anstatt des entsprechenden Landkreises hochgeladen hast. War es ein Fehler?--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 22:58, 30 November 2014 (UTC)