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Nilfanion (talk) 23:27, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant to nominate the main category - please see Commons:Categories for discussion/2017/09/Category:Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red instead.--Nilfanion (talk) 23:29, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, not my day - see Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red for the nomination in the correct process!--Nilfanion (talk) 23:47, 10 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed your signature does not match your username. If you want to change your username, please see Stewards requests/Username change.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:00, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

OS 2500Edit

Hi, I've started to populate Category:Ordnance Survey 1st series 1:2500, which is an incomplete map of Britain as it is limited to city areas. Navigating the map is hard as the numbering is not obvious, so to help that I'd like to get volunteers interested in presenting the map sheets in a summary for the city/area. I started with Gallery:Ordnance Survey 1st series 1:2500, Map of Birmingham and its Environs, but not knowing Birmingham is a bit of an obstacle for me. Maybe you know a Birmingham ethusiast that might enjoy this jigsaw puzzle? One complete gallery page, along with solving how to do the layout (spacer tiles using File:Blank.jpg seems to work), could then be used to encourage more volunteers.

I'm not planning to mention the 2500 series in notifications until it's more populated, maybe in a few weeks as each city is likely to take a day to upload. It strikes me that these maps may be ideal to discuss at a local editathon.   -- (talk) 10:07, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

@: Sure, I'll put the word out later (when people are home from work) and have a go myself when I get chance. I'll also add some categories. There's some good stuff there. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:10, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I've sorted it out into sheets, but I'm unsure about how to present these in a nice way to show how they join up. I've also started Gallery:Ordnance Survey 1st series 1:10560, Map of Berkshire, though the 10560 numbering works differently there are no sub-maps, so the maps run left to right (sheet level) with haphazard breaks, I think. -- (talk) 11:14, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
@: Structured data may resolve this - we can have properties for "next item above" "next item west" (etc). In the interim, we could use Template:Geographic location. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:18, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Could be good, though it's a bit far down the specific rabbit hole for me.   A geomapping enthusiast would probably shape these up pretty quickly, and might have smart ideas for how to use the maps too. -- (talk) 15:22, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
[ec] @: Like this: File:Map of Birmingham and its Environs OS Map name 014-06, Ordnance Survey, 1884-1891.png. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:23, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
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