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Hello, Jiang! I can't remember if I ever welcomed you to Wikitravel. If not, please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub.

Thanks for fiddling with the China maps. It can be such a hassle dealing with the CIA data, which don't usually have the traveller's best interest at heart. It's good to call a spade a spade -- after all, the traveller comes first.

Not a lot of other folks are messing with maps yet, either. I think there's a lot of work to be done to get the Mapmaking Expedition off the ground. I hadn't really thought about it, but it might be useful to convert the PostScript source data for the CIA Factbook maps into SVG... hmm.

Anyways, thanks again. --Evan 20:27, 4 Dec 2003 (PST)

Thanks for the welcome. I'm very unskilled with this digital imaging stuff. I recolored parts of the China map using "primative" technology. The country template seems to leave out the CIA maps. Why? Are there plans to reinsert the maps after they're edited? --Jiang 01:07, 5 Dec 2003 (PST)
The country template leaves out the CIA maps because the template antedates the CIA factbook import, and the maps never seemed to be worth adding in. We have plans (again, in the Mapmaking Expedition) to do country maps, but I think they'll look a lot different than the CIA maps -- regions delineated, probably some important routes highlighted, etc. The CIA maps make nice placeholders, but I'm not sure of their utility. --Evan 09:03, 5 Dec 2003 (PST)

I am also User:Jiang on WV.--Jiang 08:25, 10 December 2012 (EST)