making things. saying things.

Post Mortem II

Why Mapzen used exclusively open data for its maps

Mapzen Post Mortem I

And what you do not know is the only thing you know / And what you own is what you do not own / And where you are is where you are not.

Mapzen Shutdown :(

Mapzen is shutting down, and API access will be shut down effective February 1, 2018

Mapzen Alternatives

Find alternatives to hosted Mapzen services, which will shut down February 1, 2018

WOF in a Box (part 2)

Run Who's On First on your own hardware.

Updating Who's On First Neighbourhoods - Part III

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

Scraping the web for All The Places

Scraping hundreds of websites to generate thousands of detailed records about venues.

WOF in a Box (part 1)

Run Who's On First on your own hardware.