[Talk-us] Someone from Boston, MA?

Wolfgang Zenker wolfgang at lyxys.ka.sub.org
Wed May 1 23:03:33 UTC 2019

Thanks, this was quite helpful.

* Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com> [190430 05:47]:
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:12 PM Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:01 PM Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm not a Bostonian, but I've been to Copley Place.
>>> Copley Place is a named building: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/240501783

> This local Bostonian concurs.

> This is one of those skyscrapers with a vanity "street" address with
> no such street.
> (To confuse matters further, there is also a Copley Place Hotel whose
> address is NOT Copley Place!)

Apparently there are even two such hotels.

>> more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copley_Place - the
>> building complex, in addition to the shopping mall, has office
>> buildings (tenants include the German and Canadian consulates, on the
>> fourth and fifth floors respectively of tower 3), hotels and a parking
>> garage, all connected.

> (and all-weather connections to adjacent malls and hotels too, and to
> two T (metro) lines and Amtrak rail.)
> (used to have a Cinema, but iirc it got consolidated out of existence?)

>> I'm not familiar enough with indoor mapping to be able to direct you
>> how to map a suite within the towers.

> A Consulate might prefer we not map the interior access?
> That level of detail is fine for retail but ... government entities
> can attract untoward attention.

I have no clue of indoor mapping myself, so I just placed two nodes in
what I estimated to be the rough location of tower 3 and tagged them as
the Canadian and German consulates.

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