Wow, this is really amazing and so useful!  My one regret is that I had to give up my Android phone for an iPhone just last month -- long story, not relevant.  Is there any other way to access data like this?  The examples you've shared here are helpful to me, any way I can get one for the North Shore/Merrimack Valley area?

Elizabeth Thomsen

From: John Phelan <>
To: Teresa Cordova <>; Gabriel Fishman <>
Cc: David Sindel <>; Boston Wikimedians <>
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2014 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-boston] school service project

If you're interested in photographing places, I wrote an Android app that finds places that need photographs and plans a trip to visit them.  You can enter any location in the world, and even search Wikipedia's in other languages.  I think you mentioned Spanish.
free on the play store...
Here's some quick results around Boston, Lexington and Norwood...
On a 20 mile drive, it came up with 10 places near Lexington...
Link to a trip starting at Beacon High School (Watertown, Massachusetts) - 10 places - 18.7 miles
  Arlington School - middle school
  Beacon High School (Watertown, Massachusetts) - middle school
  Waltham Land Trust - land trust
  Bemis (Watertown, Massachusetts) - neighborhood
  John A. Ryan Arena - indoor arena
  Boathouse Group - advertising agency
  The Castle (Waltham, Massachusetts) - historic castle
  Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - graduate school
  Gifford School - school
  North Waltham, Massachusetts - neighborhood
On a 20 mile drive, it came up with 8 places near Norwood...
Link to a trip starting at Ursuline Academy (Dedham, Massachusetts) - 8 places - 17.0 miles
  Norfolk County Correctional Center - prison
  Westwood High School (Massachusetts) - high school
  Oak View, Norwood, Massachusetts - house
  Norwood Hospital - hospital
  St. Peter Parish, Norwood - roman catholic parish
  Xaverian Brothers High School - boys' school
  Ursuline Academy (Dedham, Massachusetts) - girls' school
  Endicott House - house
On a 6 mile walk, it came up with 13 places around Boston...
Link to a trip starting at Globe Theatre, Boston (1871) - 13 places - 5.7 miles
  Combat Zone, Boston - neighborhood
  Globe Theatre, Boston (1871) - burned theatre
  Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy - educational institution
  Green Restaurant Certification - restaurant
  New South Church (Boston, Massachusetts) - disestablished chapel
  One Federal Street - skyscraper
  60 State Street - skyscraper
  Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building - government building
  Nashua Street Jail - prison
  North Point Park (Cambridge, Massachusetts) - visitor attraction
  Luna (tugboat) - historic tugboat
  Broad Canal - canal
  Fisher College - university

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:14 AM, Teresa Cordova <> wrote:
Hi Gabriel,

I haven't heard back from the Social Studies teachers at school, and I'm wondering if you'd like me to put your list on the Lexington, MA parents' listserve.

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Gabriel Fishman <> wrote:
I have a short list of Boston articles that need photos - primarily mid-late 20th Century history. 

One idea might be to take kids to the Boston City Archives or the BPL to scan and upload photos. The Boston City Archives has agreed to put their photos in the public domain so they can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM, David Sindel <> wrote:
In short: all of them. Bits and pieces here and there are up to par, but really there's just not enough editors (particularly those with experience referencing, formatting, obtaining free-use images, etc) thus far to make everything high quality. A lot of the articles are patchwork with varying styles and quality.

I've been working on MBTA and related articles for about the past 2 years. I've made progress on a number of articles, and I'm currently preparing to blitz the high-priority articles (those about each line, downtown transfer stations, etc) fairly soon. If there's a couple who have any interest in working with railroad / transit history, I'd be glad to help them.

On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Teresa Cordova <> wrote:
Hi there,

Thanks, sounds great. How do we find out which neighborhoods or which periods of local history are in particular need of more research?

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM, Kevin Rutherford <> wrote:
Hey all,
I would love to help out with this, as I know people in the Boston area who could help with rail articles, and I can help out with general history, although I specialize more in modern military history around the city.
From: Pharos
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-boston] school service project
It could be fun to have students working on articles covering Boston neighborhoods and local history.


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Teresa Cordova <> wrote:
We're doing service projects at school, and I would love to include Wikimedia in it.  Any ideas?

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