Blog posts tagged sfo

Harvey Milk Plane Has a Permalink – Updated flight data at SFO Museum

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If you had told me that a little over two weeks of data would have yielded almost 1,400 unique airplanes I would have been surprised. I am surprised.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on May 17, 2019 and tagged sfo, whosonfirst, opendata, airplanes and airlines.

Remembering the He’e Nalu : Wave Riding exhibition at SFO Museum

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As legend has it according to O’Neill’s own account, his eureka moment shortly following the vest’s creation took place at San Francisco International Airport. After boarding a DC-3 for Los Angeles he looked down at the floor noticing a thin padding of black rubber sticking out from under the edge of the carpet. The material, a synthetic rubber invented by DuPont and named neoprene, helped insulate the heated passenger cabin from the frigid spaces below deck. It was smooth sealed, closed cell, flexible, quite strong, and proved fairly impervious to saltwater. Soon the era of the wetsuit was fueling the allure of surfing for the masses.

This is a blog post by john hill. It was published on March 09, 2019 and tagged surfing, sfo, history, T3 and exhibitions.

People Looking at Art at SFO (1982 - 2019)

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A selection of photos of people looking at the many exhibitions put on by SFO Museum, since 1982, throughout the terminals and the airport’s always-changing architecture. There is a lot more to say on the subject but this time we’ll let the pictures do the talking.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on February 26, 2019 and tagged sfo, history and photography.

Capturing flight data at SFO and SFO Museum

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This is historical data compiled by harvesting flight data throughout the day, aggregating it overnight and finally publishing atomic records for every flight that graces our runways. That’s interesting enough on the face of it but what we think is even more exciting is that every record contains pointers back to things already in the SFO Museum collection. … With only a few exceptions all of the airlines and gates and airports that comprise any given flight, on any given day, all have a pre-existing relationship with the objects in our collection.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on January 18, 2019 and tagged sfo, whosonfirst, opendata and airplanes.

Where is Gate A1?

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We’ve updated the location data for gates to make the primary location, for each gate, the doorway between the terminal and jetway (rather than the jetway and an airplane).

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on January 14, 2019 and tagged sfo, history and whosonfirst.

Surface Areas – Photos and Depictions on the Mills Field Website

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Starting today there are pictures on the Mills Field website! Not all the images but approximately 1,500 photographs of exhibitions on display in the terminals and another 1,500 photos of airports and aircraft related to the SFO Museum collection, taken by Flickr users (and published under a Creative Commons license) … As I write this there are another 30 years worth of exhibition photos to process and another 100,000 Flickr photos to review so this is just the beginning but we’re excited to finally share the work we’ve already done so far.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on January 02, 2019 and tagged flickr, sfo and whosonfirst.

Dear Eric, Mr. Staller, Your Emperor of Creative Genius

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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 blog post by sfomuseum. It was published on November 30, 2018 and tagged publicart, sfo and T3.

More old maps and more-better architectures

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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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on October 04, 2018 and tagged architecture, maps, opendata, whosonfirst, sfo and history.

Who’s On First at SFO Museum

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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 is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on August 28, 2018 and tagged architecture, opendata, whosonfirst, sfo and maps.

Why “Mills Field”?

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This website is named in honor of the original “Air Port” at the site of what is now San Francisco International Airport.

This is a blog post by megan callan. It was published on August 08, 2018 and tagged sfo, mills field, aviation and history.

Old maps (and old map tiles) at SFO Museum

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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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on August 07, 2018 and tagged maps and sfo.

Maps (and map tiles) at SFO Museum

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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 blog post by aaron cope. It was published on July 31, 2018 and tagged maps, nextzen, sfo, aws, golang and rasterzen.

Welcome

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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.

This is a blog post by sfomuseum. It was published on July 11, 2018 and tagged sfo.

We do everything ourselves at the museum, from curatorial to registration to exhibition design and installation and now digital. The goal of this weblog is to be a place where everyone at the museum can share their work and the motivations that guide that work, and inform what you see at the airport. Some of it will be tangible and immediate, some of it may be shop-talk, and some of it may be speculative and aspirational. We hope that all of it will be interesting and give you a reason to discover a little more of the museum the next time you’re at the airport or visiting us online. Here are the most recent posts from our blog!

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