This section contains instructions, how-to guides, and definitions for Mapzen's Who's on First project.
Assigning Cessation and Deprecated Dates
When updating a record in Who's On First that is no longer current, it is important to differentiate between cessation and deprecated dates. Each have a specific meaning and usage in Who's On First.
What is a Significant Event
As the world is in a state of constant change, Who's On First (WOF) records are constantly changing, too. With most record changes, a simple property update and update to the wof:lastmodified property field is sufficient. However, if a Significant Event takes place, additional work is needed.
WOF Life Cycle
This document sets to establish guidelines and rules around the Who's On First ID ( wof:id ); a unique ID used to track features in Who's On First .
What is Required for S3 Import Files
While we can never account for all edge cases, we can develop an import strategy for the majority of issues.
Seattle Neighbourhood Updates
A multi-part issue was apparent in the WOF record for the Seattle neighbourhood of Capitol Hill.
San Francisco Neighbourhood Updates
The Who's On First (WOF) project is not pretending to be the authority of truth, but rather a home for data from various sources and a project that we hope generates discussion. The WOF gazetteer houses data for many geographies, including counties (which parent cities) and cities (which parent microhoods, neighbourhoods, and macrohoods). Neighbourhoods are the places where we live and work in cities; the more neighbourhood data, the better.
We recently tweeted that Who's on First was holding hands with Wikipedia entries. Today we will talk about who that work was completed.