Neatline by Scholars' Lab

Plot your course in space and time.

Neatline is a lightweight, extensible framework for creating interactive editions of visual materials – maps, paintings, photographs, and anything else that can be captured as an image.

Built as a plugin for Omeka, a collection-management framework developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Neatline adds a digital map-making environment that makes it easy to represent geospatial information as a collection of “records” plotted on a map, which can be bound together into interactive exhibits that tell stories and make arguments.

Designed for scholars, archivists, journalists, and students, Neatline provides a flexible set of tools that can be adapted to fit the needs of a wide range of digital mapping projects. In addition to the core content management system, Neatline exposes a flexible programming API and “sub-plugin” system makes it easy for developers to add custom functionality for specific projects – everything from simple UI widgets up to really elaborate modifications that extend the core data model and add completely new interactions.

– For general information and demos, head over to

– For documentation, head over to the project documentation.

– If you found a bug or thought of a new feature, file a ticket on the issue tracker.

License: Apache License, Version 2.0

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