…like all the other datasets we’ve published we’ve modeled “enterprises” as Who’s On First documents. Which, let’s be clear, is not really what Who’s On First was designed for. This is SFO Museum piggy-backing on an existing project and then starting to push it in new directions to suit our needs.
Dancing around over the spinning shapes and colors was the happiest 20 minutes in my son’s life. He smiled non-stop - hopped and skipped with joy. Your art spoke to him on a level that I’ve never seen before and built a bridge from our world to his.
This is a technical blog post about map tiles, caching, third-party services, so-called “serverless” computing and sustainability. It’s also about improvements to open-source software for managing all of that stuff.
There are between 4,000 to 5,000 medium to large airports in the world, in 2018. As of this writing about 300 are relevant – are “holding hands” – with the SFO Museum collection. As of today those airports and the countries they belong to have a home on the Mills Field website.
Since 1980 SFO Museum has produced 1,318 exhibitions (an average of 34 per year) and today we are publishing them all on our website and as an openly-licensed dataset.
All of these many SFOs are important because they help to contextualize things (like the photo of Rotunda A) in the moment but also to demonstrate how that context has changed over the years.
Today, we are happy to announce the first release of historical building footprints and interior spaces, including galleries and public art, at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as an openly licensed dataset. The data spans the years 1954 through 2018 and is published under the Linux Foundation’s Community Data License Agreement - Permissive 1.0 (CDLA).
This website is named in honor of the original “Air Port” at the site of what is now San Francisco International Airport.
Did you notice the aerial overlay of the airport in final image in our last blog post about maps? That’s what this blog post is about.
Maybe these maps are simply a fail-safe and only used when nothing else works. Their value then comes from giving us the confidence to try a more sophisticated approach while still having a way to get home safely, so to speak.
This is a technical blog post about image processing. The short non-technical summary is that not only were we able to use open source software to simplify our image processing workflow (and reduce costs) but we contributed our improvements back to the project so that hopefully others in the museum sector may benefit from our work. Yay!
Sometimes people say to us “I’m at the airport… where is the museum?” The answer is that the museum is everywhere inside the airport. That in many ways the airport is the museum.