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I have added you as a maintainer on the popular restaurants file, let me know if you need assistance with the database navigating.
Let me know if the 24 Hour Pharmacy list needs any modifications!
Are their any topics or site locations that I can help with? I live 4 miles North of Boston and have live here all my life. Know the area well?
I can see this one is a barn burner.
Well, I for one will try to post what I come up with.
The file "Boston Freedom Trail & Attractions CSV" has some problems.
1) The Lat/Long values are only two decimal digits, which means you can be off by a river.
2) The generation of the file left some artifacts in it that don't seem to be fully compatable with conversion.
The file "http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5609" also has all the lat/long values are only two digits which doesn't give all the locations accuratly.
I live an hour south west of Boston.
It might be handy if someone familiar with the area could put together some PARKING lots/garages in different areas of Boston.
Theater District, North End, Faneuil Hall, Financial District; Fenway, etc.
Possibly Italian restaurants in the North End (there are so many!)
Bakeries in the North End (again, no shortage)
Sports Bars near Fenway.
I like the icon/avatar!
I'm compelled to ask a stupid question. My apologies if it's too silly for the crowd. I know there's more variations of GPS' than carter's got liver pills but isn't most of this information provided in most GPS units that can take waypoint collections such as this?
As such, would us creating a list of existing municipal resources, i.e. parking, restaraunts, etc. be duplicating a lot of what already exists?
POI for municipal resources such as parking are usually fairly complete. It's the business locations that are sadly lacking. Many locations are missing, many are outdated, and still others aren't the stores but the address shown on a business license which may be a private residence.
Probably the primary purpose of these 'waypoint' collections is to fill in missing locations as well as give the correct locations of the actual stores.
Some of the lots in Boston are privately owned, some Bostonians know tips and tricks for finding free parking during the week and weekends. Those locations would be most desirable.
Box Car is right about some of the store addresses actually being the address of the owner. We were once taken to the home of the owner of an Italian bakery instead of the actual bakery.
I got the bug in me so I went to the Mass SP website and typed in all their addresses.
The file's been released now:
I hope it helps folks.
The Assembly Square MBTA station at 42.3924° N, 71.0773° W has opened.
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