Enhancements Planned for OpenSFHistory

Our goal in creating OpenSFHistory is to build the most accessible collection of historical San Francisco images in existence. To that end we have the following features in mind.

Advanced Search – allowing filtering by date, location, update time, and date added to the site

Map Enhancement –  filtering by date, clustering of markers.

Enhanced Mobile Device Support – currently, small screens are not supported well by the map  or by lightbox modal windows. We are actively working on the issue.

Print Sales – We are in the process of creating a program whereby users can buy high-resolution images for printing.

Related Institutions Metadata- We will connect individual images with institutions that possess related items. In the case of reproduced copy negatives, we hope to identify and link to the agency or institution where the original is held.

Photographer/Contributor Metadata – We will acknowledge creators and contributors where possible, creating links to biographies and related collections.

Greater Interpretation of Images – We will strive to interpret images, not just to present them without comment.

Incorporation of User Input – We don’t know everything about every image. We encourage users to correct and identify misinformation. Each image has image has a contact form attached to it on its detail display page for this expressed purpose.