New GeoNames-sourced locality records

We’ve recently added millions of records sourced from GeoNames, bringing global locality coverage to Who’s On First.

This is a blog post by stepps00. It was published on May 13, 2019 and tagged whosonfirst, wof, geonames and data.

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. It was published on December 22, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst, neighbourhoods and data.

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. It was published on December 14, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst and data.

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. It was published on October 15, 2017 and tagged places, flex, data and whosonfirst.

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. It was published on September 19, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst and data.

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. It was published on August 22, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst, data and interns.

Geotagging WOF venues

Photography as data collection.

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

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. It was published on July 28, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst, data, design and interns.

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. It was published on June 29, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst, data and yugoslavia.

Simple is hard

Making something less complicated is complicated.

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

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. It was published on April 20, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst, neighbourhoods and data.

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. It was published on April 17, 2017 and tagged boundaryissues, whosonfirst and data.

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. It was published on February 10, 2017 and tagged whosonfirst and data.

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. It was published on December 08, 2016 and tagged WOF, county, whosonfirst, data, mesoshapes and Who’s On First.

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. It was published on October 06, 2016 and tagged WOF, ID, whosonfirst, data, Who’s On First and lifecycle.

Boundary Issues: Editing Properties in Who’s On First Records

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

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

All of the Places

A tiny website for sharing links to places.

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

Concordances with Wikipedia data

Collecting and analyzing Wikipedia data to extract useful information.

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

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. It was published on June 24, 2016 and tagged whosonfirst, tutorial and data.

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. It was published on September 28, 2015 and tagged data and whosonfirst.