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titleStringAn Alternative to the Pushpin Map in the Neighbourhood Infobox
themeStringCommunity Initiatives, Education
typeStringLightning talk

Pushpin maps are used in the majority of Wikipedia Neighbourhood Infoboxes. However, they are not very useful since they lack detail and the scale is very large. Additionally, when enlarged, the Pushpin location and neighbourhood label both disappear. In a few neighbourhoods or cities, other static or interactive maps are also being used. A new type of map using an aerial photograph of the neighbourhood has been developed; see Neighbourhood Infobox at Draft:Britannia Village, Ottawa. The map is labelled to define the boundaries of the neighbourhood and to highlight points-of-interest discussed in the article. This type of map could be used in Neighbourhood Infoboxes across Canada since the federal National Air Photo Library (Ottawa) has aerial photos of the entire country. Although these photos are dated (e.g., 1968), the neighbourhood boundaries are current. This type of map is useful because it provides historical context and appeal when compared with Pushpin maps or readily-accessible Google or Apple maps, or OpenStreetMap. The presentation is available at:,_Toronto,_November_11,_2023,_final.pdf

authorStringR.D. (Bob) Reichert and E. St. Amour
emailList of Email, delimiter: ,
usernameStringRobert Neustadter
affiliatesStringBritannia Village Community Association
timeString15 minutes