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Ferozepur, Punjab, India
latitude: 30.9452, longitude: 74.6263
Browse map of Ferozepur 30°56′42.72″ N, 74°37′34.68″ E
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Ferozepur is a city in Punjab, India at latitude 30°56′42.72″ North, longitude 74°37′34.68″ East.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

Uploading an image file

The old way of doing things (which is still widely in use) is to upload an image file into the wiki. This has the major disadvantage that the image is not updated automatically as the map develops. But it does mean you can use Mapnik view, or some other rendering.

Follow instructions at Osmarender to render a pretty map, or use one of the other tools in Category:Outputs, or just take a screenshot of your area on the map. PNG is the format in favour for maps.

Upload the image to the wiki, using the "Upload file" link (bottom left).

Finally edit the wiki page again, and set the image parameter e.g. image=Image:Oxford-map.png.

Categorising the city

The Template:Place (see above) will automatically allocate the page to categories as follows:

  • If the subarea parameter is defined then the page will be allocated to a category such as "Towns in subarea" (or "cities in..", "villages in...")
  • If the subarea parameter is not defined, or subarea is defined and the corresponding category does not exist, the page will be allocated to a category such as "Towns in area".
  • If a category exists with the same name as the place then the page will be allocated to that category.

If you wish to manually add a further category (or you haven't used Template:Place) then add text to the bottom of the page, saying what category the place is in.


[[Category:Towns in Canada]]

To find a suitable category, look through Category:Places.

Other things you can do

  • If the place has multiple names, alternate spellings, capitalisation, etc., then create redirect pages so that they link to your new page. See Help:Redirect for how to do that.
  • You might want to track the status of your city by using the template of Landkreis München.

Further information

Any problems, ask on the mailing list or other contact channels.