The charismatic Alex Gil submitted a feature request to Neatline asking to be able to browse Neatline exhibits on your Omeka home page. Turns out you can already specify which page you want as your home page in Omeka 2.0, so that helped with Alex’s original query. But as we discussed the issue, Alex also…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] I ran into an interesting testing challenge yesterday. In Neatline, there are a couple of controller actions that need to spawn off asynchronous background processes to handle operations that are too long-running to cram inside of a regular request. For example, when the user imports Omeka items into an exhibit, Neatline needs…. More.
[Cross-posted with dclure.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…. More.
[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”…. More.
[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…. More.
[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.…. More.
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,…. More.
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…. More.
Photo by kittybabylove Continuing our roll-out of Omeka plugins we’ve been working on here at the Scholars’ Lab, I’m pleased to announce the BagIt plugin for Omeka. BagIt is a specification by the Library of Congress for creating containers of files with metadata. However, the files don’t actually have to be in the container. There…. More.
The Scholars’ Lab has been working a lot with Omeka over the last several years, and in that time I’ve accumulated a bunch of different installations of Omeka. On neatline.org alone, there are four different Omeka containers running. If I were a glutton for punishment, I would manage these by setting up a new space…. More.
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