User talk:Profoss

File:Equatorial Guinea location map.svgEdit

What's up Profoss, just wanted to point you to the recently refurbished version of File:Equatorial Guinea location map.svg. I asked “map god” NordNordWest if it was possible to add some more borders. Here's the the talk dealing with this issue: File talk:Equatorial Guinea location map.svg (Du kannst doch deutsch, nicht?) He promptly reacted and painted some more borders. So if you like, you could take this new map as a template for your locator maps. But that ain't mandatory for sure. By the way: nice picture at your user page. (a little bit scary, too) How come that the norwegian army uses good old german MP5, while I had to carry this piece of crap in the german army? --TUBS 09:56, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Wie gehts? Ah! lovely! I thought the borders was a little bit odd, I've added "fix Eq. Guinea maps (upd borders)" to my todo list :). German was actually my worst subject in school, (gradewise) and how I past it is beyond me. How ever, I can vaguely make out heads and tails of that german discussion.
Haha, yeah, I should have changed that photo ages ago. Apparently they've started replacing the MP-5 with another piece of German engineering (MP-7). Oh I liked my MP-5, it was a lot better than lugging around this ancient heavy weighter ;) Profoss (talk) 01:20, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
I can feel you. The G3 was a heavy burden until I got my all-new lightweight toy-like plastic gun. But now enough of guns. You mustn't get the wrong the impression that I'm into arms.--TUBS 08:03, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Haha, no worries, I'm not really a gun nut myself. Anyways I've made uploaded the updated version of Category:SVG locator maps of Provinces in Equatorial Guinea (location map scheme). Profoss (talk) 23:02, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

While Bahamas still on top of my to do list (patiently waiting for NordNordWest checking his Bahamas locator map), I found some distraction doing African island states' locator maps. I.e.: locator maps for Cape Verde, Seychelles, Cormoros and Mauritius. I'll upload them within the next few days. Hope I didn't interfere with your plans. --TUBS 20:47, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Ah, wie gehts? No worries mate, that isn't a problem at all! the only thing I've got lined up is Djibuti. Just can't figure out which region this island belongs to. (yeah, I know, it is nitpicking really :). And I was wondering if you had any insides on how to make maps for subdivisions that aren't on the locator map (districts, municipalities etc). Profoss (talk) 21:15, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Tack. Jag mår bra. Framåt Rosenborg! That's basically all I know in one of the nordic languages. But that was Swedish, right?
The German Wikipedia states that this rock is a part of the capital district. Can't tell if this is true (don't forget: an Austrian may be the author ;-).
Well, subdivisions is really hard w/o good templates. It will take you forever and I doubt that Africa is the right continent to ease the upcoming pain, cause african sub-divisons are not well described on wikipedia and good online resources may be scarce. Sometimes Open Street Map contains also sub-division borders (export maps as pdf and open them in Illustrator or other vector graphics software --> pdfs are often the best vector based templates you can find), but I question if this holds true for African countries. If you don't talk about African subdivisions and you don't care which country to start with, check out [1], [2] and so forth. But remember my words: it takes you forever, it's hard to convince regional projects of new designs, you won't earn much appreciation and the smaller the admin areas the more frequently borders change and maps will depreciate. This warning was issued based on experiences I made with the locator maps for 12.000+ german municipalities and counties.--TUBS 22:03, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Va bra! Yeah, that sounds Swedish alright :) Hmm, interesting, It is true that frequent border alterations would make things difficult, that and the fact that some countries see increasing the subdivision as a way to increase employment. I tried some retraceing with the Burkina Faso provinces map, and it worked pretty well, but that was just one border, I dread the possibility of doing the same thing for hundreds of borders. Oh well, there is plenty of other maps to make, just have to finish off the African maps first (it is part of a dugnad on
Lovely, I've uploaded new maps based on that possibly unreliable (yet delightfully austrophobian) piece of information :). Profoss (talk) 02:46, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Never forget: All Austrians are evil based on what I know. Guess where these guys were from: The Terminator aka the Cheater, a familly full of anti-democrats controlling Germany and several other foreign countries and of course the evil in persona. Hahaha, hahaha. That was of course a a joke.--TUBS 07:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
I think this is the first time I'm not the one breaching Basil Fawltys first rule in communicating with Germans. :) I just noticed your maps for Mauritius and Cape Verde, good work, I just need get my act together and create articles for them on Profoss (talk) 02:19, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

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Category:SVG locator maps of districts in Lesotho (location map scheme)Edit

Hello! You made several maps of Lesotho. Unfortunately a piece of Mafeteng was missing in the original map. The location map is already updated. Are you going to update your files, too? Regards, NNW 17:08, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:SVG locator maps of provinces in Zambia (location map scheme)Edit

Hello! Me again. There is a new province Muchinga in the East of Zambia (see File:Zambia location map.svg), so your files need to be updated, too. Regards, NNW 11:49, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


Congratulations! Task was approved. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

EugeneZelenko: Lovely, thanks! :D Profoss (talk) 15:22, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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User:Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot and Category:UnknownEdit

Hi, could you please modify your bot not to fill up Category:Unknown anymore. I've emptied it now several times (expample). This is a parent category for some speedy deletion categories and not, as you might think, a directory for images of unknown authors. Thx. --JuTa 19:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Juta, oh, sorry I didn't realise, I'll make the necessary modifications before uploading anything else. Profoss (talk) 09:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thx a lot. --JuTa 11:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot and RaumasEdit

Hi. Have you noticed there are two municipalities named Rauma, the other is in Norway and the other in Finland? I have moved your regent upploads from Category:Rauma to Category:Rauma, Norway.--Htm (talk) 08:10, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

@Htm, hi! I was completely unaware of the finnish town with the same name, I've added Rauma = Rauma, Norway to the exception list. Profoss (talk) 10:52, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay! Nice work with those interesting historic photos. --Htm (talk) 05:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Begnadalen kirkeEdit

Et par bilder av Begnadalen kirke fra Nasjonalbibliotekets samling (dette og dette) er datert "før 1964", altså som om det er forrige inkarnasjon av kirken (en åttekantkirke av Grosch etter samme modell som Rogne; den brant ned i 1957). Både eksteriørbildet og interiørbildet tyder imidlertid på at det dreier seg om dagens kirke, som altså ble innviet i 1964. (Se dette bilde på Kirkesøk for å sammenligne interiøret før og nå.) Det bør kanskje omdateres uten at jeg har noen ytterligere holdepunkter. Vinguru (talk) 22:28, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Postkort av OsloEdit

Hei! Postkortkategorien for Oslo er blitt ganske uhåndterlig pga størrelsen. Den har kun en underkategori, Postcards of Grorud, og den inneholder to filer. (!) Jeg tenker det kan være lurt å endre den slik at den favner den administrative bydelen Grorud, da får den med mye mer. Det er 15 kategorier i Category:Wards of Oslo og jeg tenker at det kan være en fornuftig måte å organisere dette på. Ser at Marka ikke ligger der, men det kan jo ordnes. Ka du tru? --Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 17:14, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Det høres ut som en god løsning. Kan jo bli litt avansert å holde styr på ymse bydeler for de som ikke er veldig godt kjent. Jeg må inndrømme at jeg har katalogisert postkort fra Grorud som Oslo. Profoss (talk) 17:16, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Jeg også. ;-) Skal skrive forklaringer slik at det blir enklere, det er også ofte greit å sjekke no-wp. --Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 17:49, 5 November 2015 (UTC) Blir nærmest overveldet av dette, tror jeg skal la det modne litt mer i hodet først. --Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 09:41, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Category:SVG locator maps of provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (location map scheme)Edit

Hello ! Thank you for making several maps of Congolese provinces ! However, there are now 26 provinces instead of 11 since 2015. You can see this link : [3]. The map in this link is correct but the province of Lulua (center of the map) has a new name : Kasaï-Central.

Could you please modify the SVG maps with the 26 new provinces ?

Thank you very much. Mightymights (talk) 12:32, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

User:Mightymights, Hi! I used File:Democratic Republic of the Congo location map.svg as basis for the location maps, and I'm afraid it hasn't been updated with the recent changes. Profoss (talk) 13:46, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I will ask the user who created this map. Mightymights (talk) 15:52, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello, a new map with the 26 provinces is available here. Mightymights (talk) 18:56, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
User:Mightymights, Hi, it has been a couple of years since the last time I made one these maps, I think I've got the hang of it now and I have a rough draft ready on my computer. The only question now is... what's the nameing convension? A lot of these provinces have the same names as the previous ones. Renameing the pre-2015 provinces and upload the new ones to Democratic Republic of the Congo - <province>.svg or Democratic Republic of the Congo - <province> - 2015.svg? Profoss (talk) 20:08, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
I think we should rename the pre-2015 provinces. For example File:Democratic Republic of the Congo - Bandundu.svg -> File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (11 provinces) - Bandundu.svg. We could then create the file File:Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) - Bandundu.svg. Mightymights (talk) 21:36, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Mightymights: Sounds like a plan, I have followed that naming scheme and started uploading to Category:SVG locator maps of provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (26 provinces) (location map scheme). Profoss (talk) 23:13, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Awesome ! thank you very much. I've added the maps on the french wikipedia. Mightymights (talk) 15:31, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

The Nansen Collection uploadEdit

Thank you for your uploads! Nansen's photos from Siberia trip are really unique. But I see there's only half of what is at the library's site. May I hope for images starting from No-nb bldsa 3f257 up to 3f494 (or more?)? Figure19 (talk) 09:39, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Figure19: Thanks! I've had a little poke around at the National Library today and apparently the reason why those images are missing is because they haven't been redigitalised yet. The ones in the Nansen Database is the old 1999 digitalisation and the ones uploaded to Commons is from the more recent redigitalisation. I'm not sure why these ones have been missed, the metadata was lacking from the database dump as well. I'm going to try to dig a little bit more but I can't make any promises. Profoss (talk) 21:00, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
As for me - it would be good to have resolution higher than by my link above, no matter of 1999 scan session or later. Thanks for the hope, at least. --Figure19 (talk) 03:31, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Bilder fra gamle bøkerEdit

Er det grei skuring (juridisk og etisk) å plukke arkitektbilder fra denne boken til Commons? -- Vinguru (talk) 20:51, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Hei, ja jeg ville si det, jeg skulle gjerne lastet ned hele, men dessverre har ALTO-xml APIet forandret seg og fungerer ikke lenger. Jeg skal prøve å legge den på hukommelsen. Profoss (talk) 12:43, 4 May 2016 (UTC)


Mange fine hamarbilder som er lastet opp. Dette bildet fra Østre torg er speilvendt. Hvordan ordner vi det greiest? Laster det ned og vender det i et eller annet program? -- Vinguru (talk) 19:38, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Hei, ser ut til at noen andre har tatt grep og ordnet det. Jeg har sagt fra til nb så det kanskje blir vendt her også. Profoss (talk) 14:23, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Supert. Vinguru (talk) 16:44, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Sonja HenieEdit

Hello I see that there are some more recently added photos of Category:Sonja Henie from the and I just discovered that there are a few short-films also at the same site of her and at least this one Sonja Henie på Lillehammer says : Tilgang for alle. Does that also include available for Wikimedia Commons, if so i would surely like that and other short-films of her copied over there. Please, Best wishes Migrant (talk) 16:09, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Hei, takk for god respons på bildene, de kom fra Sam Eydes fotosamling og stammer nok fra tiden Haakon Eyde (Sam Eydes yngste sønn) var forlovet med Sonia Henie. Dessverre er det slik at bildene er ganske enkle å få tak i, men videoene må omkodes osv. Dessuten har jeg sluttet hos Nasjonalbibioteket, så der forsvant muligheten til å få tak i de filmklippene. Profoss (talk) 18:35, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Administrative divisions of BurundiEdit

Hello. At first, sorry for my english. I have one request, hope you can fix it. The maps of Burundi administrative division you made is not actual anymore. All are in the category Category:SVG locator maps of Provinces in Burundi (location map scheme). In year 2015 started exist new province Rumonge and were made any correction of borders province Bujumbara Rural. The new, actual situace is pictured in File:Burundi, administrative divisions - et - colored.svg or File:Burundi adm location map.svg. I´m wondering if you can fix all of them. Thanks a lot. --Unpocoloco (talk) 18:55, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

User:Unpocoloco: I'm currently on holliday, but I'll have a look when I get back home. Profoss (talk) 07:47, 13 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi Profoss,

thank you very much for the import. It's nice that the Fridtjof Nansen bildearkiv images have multilangual descriptions. But in many cases the German plurals are wrong. For example it is Keten and not Keter (a first nation of Russia).--Kopiersperre (talk) 15:53, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the heads up, but unfortunately the discriptions are from a now closed database that will probably get pulled from the internet in the near future, so it doesn't make sense to correct the database. Profoss (talk) 17:27, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
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