Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Call to Help Update the Peutinger Map Viewer

August 30, 2021 in E-resource, Interest, News

The Ancient World Mapping Center, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, seeks Expressions of Interest from freelance and contract web developers interested in a small project to replace an online viewer for the so-called “Peutinger Map” of the Roman World. The current HTML+JavaScript web application has been in production on the Web since 2011, providing a seamless “pan and zoom” interface to a raster image of the map, with switchable SVG layers highlighting thematic features. Raster tile services were implemented in the application using the free and open-source Djatoka server application, which is now defunct.

We seek a developer or small team to replace the application with a new software stack that makes as much use as possible of off-the-shelf, free and open-source code as possible, and that leverages applicable widely-used standards like the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).

Interested parties should email ISAW’s Tom Elliott (tom.elliott@nyu.edu) — not later than 6pm US Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 — in order to indicate their interest in learning more about the scope of the project and its technical aspects. Elliott will organize a prospective vendor teleconference or other forum for questions during the month of October, after which AWMC will solicit proposals for completion of the work. Meantime, the code has been posted to GitHub for review by interested parties.

This call supersedes that made on September 21, 2020.


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