Sunday, December 11, 2005

Some Books to Use to Start Planning Your Visit

Walking in Baltimore: an intimate guide to the Old City
By: Frank R Shivers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. • ISBN: 0801848725
Although 10 years old, this is a really cool title with walking tours of different parts of town. The tours point out architectural details and historic places. Some of the places highlighted include: Edgar Allen Poe's burial place (see our Wayfaring map, point 17) , Babe Ruth's birth place, where Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived, and the neighborhoods from The Accidental Tourist and Marnie.

I'm also looking at
Baltimore Magazine, "Best of Baltimore 2005" (August 2005)

The Insiders' Guide to Baltimore
by Bob Graham; Elizabeth A Evitts; Nancy Jones-Bonbrest
Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2002.* ISBN: 0762712120

You might try a Yahoo search on: "Baltimore (Md.)" "Description and travel."
"Baltimore (Md.)" "Guidebooks."

Update: Annie suggests: "The Baltimore Book:New Views of Local History" by Elizabeth Fee, Linda Shopes, and Linda Zeidman, from Temple University Press, c1991. (reprinted in 1994).
(on Amazon), Thanks Annie!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

How to map waypoints on Wayfaring...

Well turns out that it's not recognizing addresses... so here's how to do it:
  1. Go to Wayfaring and sign up for an account
  2. When you login, you'll be at "my Wayfaring", go to our map, SLA2006
  3. Click on edit (gold-colored button on the lower right)
  4. Add waypoint (red droplet looking thingy)
  5. Here's the tricky part -- do it by clicking on the map. It has not been doing well with the addresses. Luckily, you can scroll around and zoom in and out to find where.
  6. Add the name, and tags... if we have a cataloger in the house, feel free to post preferred tags, i've been using: bar, restaurant, shopping, kids, museum, tourist, attraction, souveniers, etc.
  7. Save.
I think that's it. If you can't do the above, let me know. Also, it may be easier to add a waypoint with the satellite mode.

I've added quite a few... now it's up to you all to help.