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Forums: Grand Lodge > Maps - image categories

I think maps, and categories for them, could use an overhaul.

not just cleaning up the category tags, but expanding the category list to enhance clarity

for example http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/File:Bigger_Basic_Flip-Mat.jpg isn't really an image of a map, it is an image of a cover art (and correctly categorized as such) - the product contains maps (as many do) but this is not a map image per se.

on this basis, a large number of the items categorized as an image of a map are not. - a rough guess looking at the results page http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Category:Images_of_maps would be half the images are not maps.

obviously getting image permission isn't easy - but the plus side is that restructuring the categories would be relatively easy right now.

I'd also argue for a more detailed category system based on geographical regions in the same way the geography pages are categorized solar system/planets and heavenly bodies global continent ocean/body of water nation local source book or AP maybe a category for type/scale :urban/countryside/location

usually the images have few tags that help place them in the world. for example learning this map http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/File:Ilizmagorti_map_final.jpg is of a city on Mediogalti Island in the Arcadian Ocean off western Garund still requires a fair bit of research

finally there seems to be a general (and helpful) naming convention that the last three letters of the name of the map image is "map" (xxxxxx map.jpg) with some notable exceptions http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/File:Goblin_Tribes.jpg

how would one go about cleaning up the image names that don't meet that convention - and would you agree that removing the "image of map" category from the cover art is an improvement?