WOF in a Box (part 3)

The Spelunker was rebuilt on a bare Ubuntu 16.04 Linux server, following Dan’s WOF in a Box instructions and everything worked without a hitch. Along the way, I made some updates to the “fetching and indexing data” piece specifically to make things faster and easier for people who just want to work with the data as-is and don’t need to make updates.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged spelunker, sqlite, whosonfirst and wof-in-a-box. It was published on February 20, 2018.

Privatezen

The first week I started at Mapzen, in 2015, I remembering thinking I wonder if I can swap out each one of third-party services used by Privatesquare with an equivalent Mapzen service? The answer, at the time, was “No”. It was a useful reminder of the work we had set out for ourselves.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged electron, mapzen, privacy, privatesquare, sqlite, venues and whosonfirst. It was published on February 02, 2018.

Who’s On First, Chapter Two

It means that while things are not literally “better than yesterday” – since yesterday you didn’t have to read this blog post – it means that things are hopefully better than the yesterday of the last time a service you came to depend on had to shutter its doors.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on January 02, 2018.

WOF in a Box (part 2)

Run Who’s On First on your own hardware.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged whosonfirst and wof-in-a-box. It was published on December 29, 2017.

Updating Who’s On First Neighbourhoods - Part III

Check out the most recent additions and updates to neighbourhoods in WOF!

This is a blog post by stepps00 and zbsingleton that is tagged whosonfirst, neighbourhoods and data. It was published on December 22, 2017.

WOF in a Box (part 1)

Run Who’s On First on your own hardware.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged whosonfirst and wof-in-a-box. It was published on December 21, 2017.

Whos On First Updates, 2017

Outlining a few one-offs, changes, and edits that were made to Who’s On First in 2017

This is a blog post by stepps00 that is tagged whosonfirst and data. It was published on December 14, 2017.

Who’s On First ꞉fist-bump꞉ OpenStreetMap

The 70s were weird like that in a way that we don’t have time to discuss today except to say that Who’s On First would like to be the bucket of water to OpenStreetMap’s giant eagle.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged osm, sotmus and whosonfirst. It was published on October 24, 2017.

maîtres chez nous

Perhaps we can stop teaching our tools the bad habits of the past.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged nacis and whosonfirst. It was published on October 17, 2017.

Mapzen Places is here! And there! And everywhere.

Get geometries, hierarchies, statistics and more with the Mapzen Places API.

This is a blog post by mapzen that is tagged places, flex, data and whosonfirst. It was published on October 15, 2017.

Statoids, Mesoshapes, and Who’s On First

Check out our recent additions to the Who’s On First gazetteer, including our partnership with Statoids!

This is a blog post by stepps00 and nvkelso that is tagged whosonfirst and data. It was published on September 19, 2017.

Increasing Name Translations in Who’s On First

Outlining and visualizing the work we’ve done to increase name translations in the Who’s On First gazetteer.

This is a blog post by ndcartography and stepps00 that is tagged whosonfirst, data and interns. It was published on August 22, 2017.

Geotagging WOF venues

Photography as data collection.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged boundaryissues, whosonfirst and data. It was published on August 01, 2017.

Redesigning and Rebuilding the Who’s On First website

How can we most effectively allow for understanding, visualizing, and interacting with Who’s On First?

This is a blog post by sdombkow that is tagged whosonfirst, data, design and interns. It was published on July 28, 2017.

Tackling Space and Time in Who’s On First

Using the Extended Date/Time Format to track historical records in Who’s On First.

This is a blog post by stepps00 that is tagged whosonfirst, data and yugoslavia. It was published on June 29, 2017.

Simple is hard

Making something less complicated is complicated.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged boundaryissues, whosonfirst and data. It was published on May 20, 2017.

The Who’s On First API Explorer

I like to think the WOF API Explorer is another illustration of the idea that “Mapzen should always be Consumer Zero (of Mapzen services)”.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst, electron and api. It was published on April 28, 2017.

Updating Who’s On First Neighbourhoods - Part II

We’ve been busy updating neighbourhood records in Who’s On First - check them out!

This is a blog post by stepps00 and zbsingleton that is tagged whosonfirst, neighbourhoods and data. It was published on April 20, 2017.

The world is weird and wonderful!

The multifaceted maps we make simply reflect the weird and wonderful territory they represent. CSV and GeoJSON make it easier.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged boundaryissues, whosonfirst and data. It was published on April 17, 2017.

The Who’s On First API

Anything you can do by clicking around the Spelunker should be able to be automated using code.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on April 04, 2017.

Bundling up descendants into GeoJSON

We made a handy tool that lets you download the descendants of a place as GeoJSON.

This is a blog post by burritojustice, stepps00 and dphiffer that is tagged whosonfirst and data. It was published on February 10, 2017.

Improving county coverage in Who’s On First

We’ve doubled the number of counties in Who’s On First by adding data sources and introducing mesoshapes to fill the gaps

This is a blog post by stepps00, nvkelso and martin-gamache that is tagged WOF, county, whosonfirst, data, mesoshapes and Who’s On First. It was published on December 08, 2016.

Venues, Postal Codes… and All Those GitHub Repositories

Multiply "a lot of venues, even in the smallest of communities" by the "entire planet" and you’ve got… well, a lot of venues.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst and venues. It was published on October 07, 2016.

Who’s On First Life Cycle Documentation

Documenting the life cycle and tracking rules of the Who’s On First ID

This is a blog post by stepps00 that is tagged WOF, ID, whosonfirst, data, Who’s On First and lifecycle. It was published on October 06, 2016.

Boundary Issues

Introducing our bespoke web-based editor for Who’s On First records—helping GeoJSON help you.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged whosonfirst, boundaryissues and data. It was published on October 05, 2016.

All of the Places

A tiny website for sharing links to places.

This is a blog post by dphiffer that is tagged whosonfirst, data, wof and api. It was published on August 24, 2016.

Mapping with Bias

I like that idea that there might be an instrument to measure the motion – the velocity – of people’s understanding of place

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst, wof and thisisaaronland. It was published on August 15, 2016.

Concordances with Wikipedia data

Collecting and analyzing Wikipedia data to extract useful information.

This is a blog post by okavvada that is tagged data and whosonfirst. It was published on July 13, 2016.

Updating Neighbourhood Records in Who’s on First

A handy guide updating neighbourhood records in Who’s On First!

This is a blog post by stepps00 that is tagged whosonfirst, tutorial and data. It was published on June 24, 2016.

Missing the Point- GeoIP’s, Points, Polygons, and a Precarious Farm in Kansas

Investigating the consequences of ambiguity in geography has never been so terrifying.

This is a blog post by riordan and thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on April 14, 2016.

Yes No Fix

Yes No Fix is not a perfect solution but our hope is that it will at least make things a little better than they were yesterday.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on April 08, 2016.

I Am Here

Mapzen should always be Consumer Zero (of Mapzen services).

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on February 19, 2016.

Spelunker - Jumping into Who’s On First

If you’re not from New York you may not appreciate just how wrong the current data for the Gowanus Canal is. … This sort of discrepancy is exactly what the spelunker was built to uncover.

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland that is tagged data and whosonfirst. It was published on September 28, 2015.

Who’s On First

Mapzen is building a gazetteer of places. Not quite all the places in the world but a whole lot of them and, we hope, the kinds of places that we mostly share in common. You might want to get a cup of coffee or maybe a drink if you’ve been thinking about this sort of thing for as long as we have (or maybe longer).

This is a blog post by thisisaaronland and nvkelso that is tagged whosonfirst. It was published on August 18, 2015.