Blog posts tagged whosonfirst

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.

Airlines and Companies and Enterprises (and Concordances)

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…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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on December 03, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata, whosonfirst and airlines.

Sweet spots between the extremes

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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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on November 07, 2018 and tagged aws, golang, whosonfirst, maps, nextzen and rasterzen.

SFO Museum, Who’s On First and Airports

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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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on October 30, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata, whosonfirst and airports.

1,318 exhibitions in 38 years

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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.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on October 17, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata and whosonfirst.

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.

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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