go-iiif version 2.0

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I am happy to announce that go-iiif version 2.0 has been released. The biggest change in this release is that go-iiif no longer requires the libvips image processing library, by default. As of version 2.0 go-iiif can do all its image processing using native (Go) code. The absence of external dependencies means that go-iiif tools can be compiled in to standalone applications that can be run even if Go isn’t installed on the same computer.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on November 13, 2019 and tagged golang and iiif.

More recent old maps (and the shapes in the details)

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Wandering around the airport at high zoom levels, seeing the “shape” of airport in its details, is so much fun we’ve added a handy 📷 button to the map that will allow you to create an image of whatever you happen to be looking at.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on November 06, 2019 and tagged history, maps, rasterzen, sfo and whosonfirst.

Using the Placeholder Geocoder at SFO Museum

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This is a long and technical blog post. The short version is: It is now easy, possible and inexpensive to install and operate a “coarse” geocoding service, with global coverage, support for multiple languages and stable permanent identifiers using openly licensed data, both locally and in ☁️ the cloud ☁️. We’ve made some additional tools to complement this reality and waded through some of the muck of modern software development so you don’t have to.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on November 04, 2019 and tagged aws, geo, geocoding, pelias, placeholder, sfo and whosonfirst.

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