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Note: zoom in code for mapframe is not same as zoom in template??

National historic areas in the United States
           National historical parks  --  National memorials
           National and international historic sites
           National battlefield/military parks, battlefields or sites
  • 1 Boston African American National Historic Site, Beacon Hill, Boston — Contains a set of buildings dating back to the early 19th century that relate to the history of Boston's African-American community.
  • 1 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville — Preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln, as well as a memorial with a symbolic log cabin meant to resemble the one Lincoln was born in.
  • 1 Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Baldwyn — Site of a major Civil War battle in which Confederate forces defeated a much larger Union force.
  • 1 Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington — In the midst of the noted military cemetery overlooking Washington, D.C. is the former home of Robert E. Lee, now open for tours.


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Results from global Wikimedia survey 2018 are published[edit]

19:25, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Testing Quickgrab2[edit]

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  • Christmas Market: 26 November – 22 December 2018, Römerberg, Paulsplatz und Mainkai ( Dom/Römer  ). M–Sa 10:00–21:00, Su 11:00–21:00. Get a glühwein mug and start enjoying the evening. It is one of the biggest German Christmas Markets featuring a big tree and popular particiaption.
  • Christopher Street Day (CSD Frankfurt): 20–22 July 2018 ( Konstablerwache  ). LGBT parade. (date needs updating)
  • Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt Buchmesse): 10–14 October 2018 Frankfurt. The largest event of the world's publishing industry, held yearly in mid-October. The Frankfurt Book Fair has a long history, first being held in 1485, shortly after Gutenberg's printing press in nearby Mainz made books much more easily available than before. The last two days (Sa Su) are open to the general public, with book sales allowed on Sunday only. The public days of the Book Fair have also drawn a vast contingent of manga/anime fans, many of whom dress up as their favorite characters! Photography is allowed, but only after asking permission. Day ticket €12. (date needs updating)
  • Frankfurt Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung): 12–22 September 2019 Frankfurt. The world's largest motor show and Frankfurt's biggest event, held every two years. (In even-numbered years, the show is held in Hannover.) Day tickets €11-18.
  • Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums): 5 May 2018. One night a year most Frankfurt museums are open to the public until the early morning of the next day. Special bus lines will take visitors from one to the next. Various special events are organized; for example dances, music performances, special exhibits, games, and so on. It is very crowded but also highly recommended; be prepared for very long lines. Buy a ticket in advance so you do not have to waste time during the night of the event on this, and do not forget to pick up a schedule of the events and map of the bus routes. Similar events are organized in other German cities as well. (date needs updating)
  • Museumsuferfest (Museumsufer Festival): August 2018. Massive 3-day outdoor festival held every year in late August along both sides of the downtown waterfront. Numerous stages with live music, DJs, food, shops, and museum events. Beware that it can get very crowded in certain spots and there are often queues to cross the Eiserner Steg bridge. Fireworks on the last day. Free. (date needs updating)


Module testing[edit]

Swept in from the pub
I am currently testing an experimental Module as a tool that checks/tests a lat/long combination (point) and examines a polygon (shape) to see if it (point) lies within that shape or not. The polygon can be a box or polygon (shape) using coordinates that you provide. I am not a programming guru but so far it appears to be somewhat successful. Further work to be done - if you have any ideas/suggestions or are interested let me know. Ciao -- Matroc (talk) 09:02, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Do you think this could be also done with mapshapes from wikidata? I can imagine how such thing could be programmed, but I wouldn't want to do it :-D In the end, it'd be great if we could have some category "articles with listings outside maphapes", esp. if we could add some sanity there (like - "ignore the page, if one of the mapshapes is without boundaries"; the mapshapes added AndreeBot were often empty). -- 19:25, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
The basic goal was to create something an editor could pop into a Sandbox and do some checking and assist in selecting markers (points) for inclusion in a specific map rather than a production type model which I think you are looking for. That would be a totally different and complex story altogether for me to accomplish. This all came about because of a request to see if I could help to identify items out of a few hundred that could be selected for inclusion in an article and its mapframe (an intensive labor effort by hand). I have worked on using a GeoJSON polygon as one would find within a mapframe or maplink which at this time has to be copied and put in as an argument (or one can manually enter coordinates for a simpler shape such as a box etc.) to the module. I am also now checking multiple latitude and longitude combinations (points) against that polygon argument. WV needs more qualified programmers to provide some of solutions we need. My favorite French saying: "Little by little the small bird builds her nest". Testing goes on... Thank you for your input and will keep your ideas in mind. -- Matroc (talk) 08:13, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately there appears to be now way to just get the textual coordinates of a mapshape polygon only from OSM that I know of yet. (Have a few feelers out) As far as testing goes - to look up name,lat,long information from Wikidata, there are for too many POI's for this mini tool project that would probably break processing limits (past and recent testing shows that the limit is about 420) and is the basic reason I have not incorporated that as of yet. For the time being the following page; if interested, has test for Negev Region checking to see if 488 positions can be found within its polygon shape or not. (may change/edit or delete in near future -- I just changed it from testing 6 POIs in Upper Galilee) -- Additionally; I have tested using a temporary Table of mapshapes (polygons) ... -- Matroc (talk) 06:30, 16 September 2018 (UTC) -- To do want to do what you mentioned earlier; it might require outside Python/other processing -- Modified my comment. Cheers! -- Matroc (talk) 07:09, 17 September 2018 (UTC)