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Find all of downtown Boston’s surveillance cameras this Saturday


This Saturday, the 26th, we are going to map all of the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We will start at 11am and meet next to the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common between the Fountain and the State House and the 54th Regiment Memorial. It is very close to the Park Street MBTA stop.

We hope you will join us then for a fun time talking with other anti-surveillance activists and identifying where the downtown Boston’s surveillance cameras are.

The schedule is:

  • 11am-noon: food and training;
  • noon-2:00pm: map cameras;
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: come back and debrief.

We would appreciate it if you told us you will be there.

We will show you how to map cameras using Open Street Map (OSM) software on your smart phone or on a paper map for later entry into OSM. We have tested some mobile phone OSM software and will provide How To guides. If you want to help with testing the apps or writing the How To guides, please contact us.

We setup a PiratePad to share what people are bringing for food, drinks and other items. If you can bring things or help out, please update it with what you can do.

We plan to have these events in other cities before the Winter comes, so contact us if you want to set one up in your community. To find out where people have mapped cameras so far, check out cctv.masspirates.org.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!

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