Is Zoom.it going to die?

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Over time I've build an application with the zoom.it API, which allows a fast growing community to compare daily mid resolution satellite images covering the Arctic provided by NASA.

http://www.arctic.io/split-zoom/

Now the yearly sea ice minimum is close and there is even more interest. Scientists compare visible sea ice concentration against models, enthusiasts follow drifting ice bergs, laymen enjoy the continuous zoom and fanatics count single flows.

It is sad to see the community collapsing because the zoom.it project apparently run out of resources at Microsoft. I think the drama happening at the warming Arctic deserves full support and the seadragon viewer is first choice to explore huge satellite images. At least that's the feedback I got from people not exactly computer experts.

I hope a solution will be provided soon and zoom.it will continue accepting new images. Anyway, some kind of feedback would be great.

Pressing thumbs,

--Torsten

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Daniel Gasienica

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Psst, a few of us who used to work on zoom.it are working on an open source equivalent. We’re planning to share rough prototype in the coming weeks to support your important work.
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ahbiscuits

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Daniel,

Any more you can share with us (publicly or privately)? I'm excited about an open source alternative.

Thanks!
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Daniel Gasienica

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Yes, please reach out to me via email: daniel@gasienica.ch