[Cross-posted with scholarslab.org] It’s here! After much hard work, we’re delighted to announce the first alpha release of Neatline 2.0, which migrates the codebase to Omeka 2.0 and adds lots of exciting new things. For now, this is just an initial testing release aimed at developers and other brave folks who want to tinker around…Continue reading.
[Cross-posted with scholarslab.org] We’ve been getting a lot of questions about when Neatline plugins will be ready for the newly-released Omeka 2.0. The answer is – very soon! In addition to migrating all of the plugins (Neatline, Neatline Time, Neatline Maps, Neatline Features) over to the new version of Omeka, we’re also using this transition…Continue reading.
[Cross-posted with dclure.org] ;tldr – The new version of Neatline makes it possible to take SVG documents created in vector editing software like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape and “drag” them directly onto the map, just like a regular polygon. This makes it possible to create really sophisticated illustrations that go far beyond the blocky, “sharp-edge”…Continue reading.
[Cross-posted with dclure.org] ;tldr – The upcoming version of Neatline makes it possible to build huge interactive maps with as many as 1,000,000 records in a single exhibit. It also introduces a new set of tools to search, filter, and organize geospatial data at that scale. Watch the screencast: One of the biggest limitations of…Continue reading.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Over the course of the last week or so, I’ve been working on implementing “as-needed” spatial geometry loading for Neatline – the map queries for new data in real-time as the user pans and zooms on the map, just loading the geometries that fall inside the bounding box of the current viewport.…Continue reading.
For the next and final round of the Omeka plugin release parade, I’m pleased to announce minor or patch releases for all Neatline plugins. Neatline is an Omeka plugin that helps you tell stories in time and space from your Omeka collection. For more information, see our original announcement or the Neatline site. For now,…Continue reading.
After extensive deliberations at the Scholars’ Lab, we’re pleased to announce that we have two winners of the Neatline Omeka Theme Name Contest:Amanda Visconti and the theme name “Astrolabe,” and Franky Abbott with the theme name “Neatscape.” We’ll be getting in touch with Amanda and Franky separately, to get those beautiful Neatline tshirts their way.…Continue reading.
Yesterday I tweeted asking for name suggestions for an Omeka theme based on the design of Neatline.org. We’ve already gotten a few great responses, but we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. We’ve got a few Neatline t-shirts. They’re nice t-shirts, as demonstrated by our friendly Scholars’ Lab Waynebot: Between now and next Thursday morning, say…Continue reading.
In my last post (Geocoding for Neatline – Part I), I covered how to programmatically geocode a set of addresses and generate a CSV file for use in Neatline. In this post, I’ll go over how to actually post this information in Omeka and make it available for use in your Neatline exhibit. Requirements As…Continue reading.
Recently I was asked if there was a way to import place names in connection with lat/lon points. Twitter’s character limitation does’t provide an adequate format to respond, and this technique can be quite useful outside of Neatline too, so I thought I would dive in a bit and explain a method to can get…Continue reading.