User talk:Schzmo

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First Edit[edit]


Wishing Schzmo a very Happy First Edit Day!

Have a fantastic day!

From the Wikipedia Birthday Committee

--Nadir D Steinmetz 13:13, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 16:07, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

Anniv.svg Hey, Schzmo. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
-- §hep¡Talk to me! 02:31, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Happy Birthday from the Birthday Committee

Wishing Schzmo a very happy birthday on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake!

Idontknow610TM 14:00, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Nuvola apps cookie.png Happy Birthday, Schzmo, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day!

--Faizaguo (talk) 20:07, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey, from kid who just asked for your username yesterday[edit]

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Massachusetts Route 62 map[edit]

I like the map, except that it doesn't match the ones I have made in that it doesn't follow the guideline at WP:USRD/MTF#Standards which calls for an aspect ratio of 1.7:1. Also, you are using a solid black line for town boundaries when it should be "0.5x dotted #828282", substituting "town" for "county" in the standards table. Optionally, I think it is a good idea to include the starting and ending route intersecting roads, in the case of Route 62 those are Route 32/Route 122 in Barre and Route 127 in Beverly - see the map at Massachusetts Route 60 as an example.

You should redo the map, and any others you've started, to maintain consistency with the maps already done. There are an awful lot of roads to go, and your help here is very much welcome. Please drop me a line if you need any help or want to comment. Sswonk (talk) 17:50, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Setting the aspect of the PNG output is not possible in QGIS directly. It appears to simply take a screen shot of the map image on the screen at the time. I am using a MacBook which displays at 1280 x 800 and then you have the chrome of the OS and QGIS to consider. At any rate, what I do is close the legend display on the left, save as PNG and then use GIMP to crop the image. GIMP and Photoshop will let you set the marquee to 1.7:1, closing the legend gives a ratio that is closer to that than with it open. Generally you want the highest resolution possible, so finding a zoom scale in QGIS first may take a couple of tries. Good luck, and please let me know if you have any questions. Sswonk (talk) 19:09, 21 August 2008 (UTC)


Schzmo, I love the maps that you've added recently (Schaghticoke Rensselaer NY.png, for example). Such maps show the shapes of municipalities and give a better sense of where towns and villages are, as opposed to those "pushpin" maps that cover the whole state and show only a dot for the location. Any chance you will be making a map for Warren County, New York? --JBC3 (talk) 02:35, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

GDBarnstar1.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For all the hard work you've done creating county maps, I'd like to award you with this Graphic Designer's Barnstar! Your contributions truly enhance the Wiki experience, allowing readers to see administrative locations as more than just a dot on a map. Thanks again, and I look forward to your future contributions! JBC3 (talk) 21:50, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Your (appreciated) addition to Troy, New York; the "stretched" county
SVG currently in Rensselaer County, New York, not stretched
Resized version of Schzmo's map by JBC3
SVG currently in Rensselaer County, New York, not stretched
I, too, am very happy and impressed with your recent additions of these maps in Rensselaer County related articles. One issue though: the map is stretched in the E-W direction. Any way to fix that? See the svg on the right for an example of how the county is truly shaped. I won't even consider removing the images though; their value far outweighs this minor fault. Thanks again, and hopefully there's a solution to this stretching issue. ~ ωαdεstεr16♣TC♣ 19:26, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Not to nag, but is there any update on the stretching situation? ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 04:58, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I've included a comparison of the image after I took a crack at it (which I assume I can do — correct me if I'm wrong — because the image is released to the public domain by Schzmo). Resizing the image isn't a problem, except that I don't know how to do it without compromising image quality (see full size image). It also appears a little bit taller here because I didn't leave as much "buffer" space between the county edge and the edge of the image. --JBC3 (talk) 03:16, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Looks good. Not sure why you lost quality there... weird. Thing is there's another umpteen that must be updated so all the RensCo entities are shaped right. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 03:59, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

Anniv.svg Hey, Schzmo. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
-- I dream of horses (talk) 00:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Edit day.svg Happy First Edit Day, Schzmo, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Logan Talk Contributions 00:28, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Rhode Island maps[edit]

They look great! I'd like to compare notes, so I'm wondering how you're making them. I get the GIS shapefiles and plug them into QuantumGIS, export them to SVG, and then clean them up in Inkscape. Category:Road maps of Iowa has a bunch of the maps I've made. I didn't make all of those, but a signficant number of them.

Anyway, great work and I hope to see more of it! –Fredddie 03:29, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

USRD WikiProject Newsletter, Winter 2012[edit]

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 00:54, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

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New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Schzmo, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Anastasia [Missionedit] (talk) 20:14, 23 January 2016 (UTC)