NYWalker-Server provides an API for interacting with a rich database of places mentioned in various novels. As the name suggests, the initial focus was on novels about New York City, but the code doesn’t particularly care about New York City.
NYWalker has been used by scholars pursuing original research and by students in the classroom. A video description, showing its features, is available.
Currently, a frozenish version is available via NewYorkScapes. The default branch of this distribution, however, is version 2, which is under construction. The most significant changes between version 1 and 2 is that version 2 splits the client from the server. This repository is for the server.
Please fork and contribute.
Who are we?
This application is listed in GitHub under the NewYorkScapes collective, but (for now) it represents mostly the work of Moacir P. de Sá Pereira Prof. Tom Augst has also consulted on it, and he has also helped make the resources available for the project to come to fruition. The live version of the site is hosted by the FAS Office of Educational Technology at NYU. It is also part of the #NYUDH network. The project is also listed as part of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities.
The content and data of NYWalker is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0. See CONTENT-LICENSE.md for details.
The code is licensed under GPLv3. See LICENSE for details.
© 2018 Moacir P. de Sá Pereira