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Where to import roads from[edit]

I recently saw you added a line marking Quebec Route 389 on the Quebec Route 389 page, where did you import all those coordinates from as I would like to add roads to my own dynamic maps Tai123.123 (talk) 03:11, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi Tai123.123, I should alert you that it is quite time consuming, as it took me 1.5 hours to do the Quebec Route 389 one. But I used this website, which I've also used on articles such as London on foot and Stuart Highway. The Wikivoyage:How to use dynamic maps is also a useful guide as well. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 03:17, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
You could also use the line for railway lines as well, and not just roads although those are harder to map. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 03:25, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
@SHB2000 Thank you, I may try making a static map instead but I'm not good at graphic design and dislike the look of Open Street Map (prefer google maps alot) Tai123.123 (talk) 03:32, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Why am I not allowed to use the Vizual editor on this page it seems to work on every other one? Tai123.123 (talk) 03:43, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
The Wikivoyage:How to draw static maps page has a good overview on static maps. I also prefer Google Maps given the user unfriendly interface on OSM, although google maps can take you on cliffs at times. (once in Arizona, it took me to a place 4 hours away from where I needed to go and more recently once also took me through a road full of potholes because it bypasses a town and the algorithm thinks it's faster because of a 100 km/h limit)
And to the visual editor, it's still in beta testing so it's not perfect yet, particularly for templates and also doesn't work on talk pages, but WhatamIdoing might know more on the visual editor. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 04:06, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok thank you, just one more thing "If both city and countries have a buy section why doesn't the region template have one, I'm currently revamping the Kiso Valley as a region and want to add a buy section can I?
To be quite frank, I'm not too sure. I've not really worked on region articles, and the two that I have worked on Sapphire Coast and Central Highlands (Tasmania), I never really expanded them. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 04:20, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
The visual editor is not a Beta Feature here. It also has never been enabled in talk pages (or templates). WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:16, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Isn't it still not complete though? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 00:17, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
There are things you can't do easily in the visual editor that you can do (if you know how) in a wikitext editor (e.g., using HTML to add colored backgrounds to table cells), but I don't think that most people would consider it incomplete.
The opposite is also true: In the visual editor, you can create a table simply by dragging and dropping a .csv spreadsheet file into the editor. You can't do that in the old wikitext editors. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:13, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
@Tai123.123: I've done another example on Oodnadatta Track. If you need me to do any for you, I should be able to do it. (not too hard, but takes some time, but the result is rewarding) SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 14:00, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
I just spent half an hour trying to make a line for the Magome-Tsumago trail and accompalished nothing, if you have free time could you make the line, Thank you! Tai123.123 (talk) 18:15, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

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I recently pasted 500 edits and would like to give you this Barncompass to thank you for helping me learn how to edit this site and for always quickly responding to my questions on your talk page. --Tai123.123 (talk) 04:39, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the barncompass and Happy 500th :). Thanks for all your works onto Japanese articles you've put in. Japan has been on my want to go list for some time now and I hope to use these guides when I go there. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 04:45, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

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Dynamic maps[edit]

Is there a way to have two different map masks on one map, for the Nakatsugawa map I want to have all of Nakatsugawa highlighted but Magome in Yellow with a title showing it has a different article, is this possible. Tai123.123 (talk) 05:32, 21 September 2021 (UTC)

Erm, not sure. I believe SelfieCity is much more familiar with that given that I don't usually work with map masks. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 05:33, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Why not? I have mapshapes for all national parks that have them available via wikidata at Finnish National Parks. You may have to play around with the parameters to get them work together as you want; I haven't been trying this. –LPfi (talk) 09:27, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
just you so you know one has wiki data and has hand made coords