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Hi Andy! Hope you're well and that Covid isn't playing too much havoc. I'm looking to import a segment of map from OpenStreetMap to give an idea of location in an article (Chandler's Ford shooting). I've found the section I want ([1]) but I was hoping to get a version of the map without any of the business names etc. Is this possible and is it something you can help with? Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:28, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Harry,
I'm well, and hope you are, too.
It's possible to create your own rendering of OSM data, and to include or exclude whatever you want, but that's overkill for one use.
I would try the options at Template:OSM Location map and see if you can come up with something that suits your needs.
LMK if you need more help. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:01, 6 January 2021 (UTC)
Hey Andy, thanks for the suggestion. Life here is busy, which sadly allows limited time for Wikipedia, but otherwise I'm fine. We'll have to catch up properly when things get back to normal and we're allowed to sit and enjoy a pint. That template looks like it would do what I wanted, but I'm struggling to get it to do it. I think it's partly because I've got the map zoomed in to the maximum because the area is quite small, but I can't figure out how to get coordinates for individual buildings. Somebody suggested taking a screen shot and doing some crude editing in Paint, which isn't great but might work except that I don't want the names of the businesses currently occupying the buildings, because they've all changed since the events the article covers and businesses in leased units tend to be ephemeral. This is as far as I got. The places I want to mark are the bus stop in the top left, the inverted-L-shaped building roughly in the middle, and the rectangular building at the top. I'd appreciate any help you can offer! Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:34, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Hey Andy, I know you're busy, but if you could find a few minutes to look at this I'd really appreciate it. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:47, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
@HJ Mitchell: Sorry, I missed your earlier post; hang on, and I can pull those coordinates out of OSM for you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:53, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

@HJ Mitchell: I probably have a different size screen to you, so am likely seeing a different portion of the map, but if by "bus stop in the top left" you mean the one across Winchester Road, it's at 50.983242, -1.382827. The centre of the inverted L is 50.982508, -1.382693; and that of the rectangular building is 50.983231, -1.382478. If those aren't the ones you want, make something rough in Photoshop, highlighting them, and email it to me. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:33, 13 January 2021 (UTC)



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Hi! You might be happy to know that I translated Richard Henry Yapp to Portuguese using the Cite Q template. It was really handy too. Thanks for all your effort! User:Tetizeraz. Send me a ✉️ ! 19:56, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

@Tetizeraz: I am indeed very happy to hear that - as far as I know, it's the first time that an article with all of its citations in {{Cite Q}} has been translated from one language to another. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:06, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

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Edward C. AshEdit

Yesterday I added a rather late reply to your query, but I see that it has already been archived. Just noting in case you missed it. Cheers Davidships (talk) 22:33, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

@Davidships: That's very helpful; thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:47, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
I should have added that there's some other useful material in the obits. Davidships (talk) 22:54, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
@Davidships: I don't have BNA access; would you be able to email them to me, please? I'll send you a short email so you have my address. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:05, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Got it OK. I'll send them tomorrow Davidships (talk) 00:12, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Jonathan HaasEdit

You created this article with a red linked error. Would you fix it? Thanks.
Vmavanti (talk) 01:10, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

In the time you took to type this message, you could have fixed it yourself. Moriori (talk) 01:52, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
But then we wouldn't have has this wonderful exchange where you renewed my faith in humanity.
Vmavanti (talk) 03:45, 22 January 2021 (UTC)