Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop
Redefining New York City’s Environment: Newtown Creek
Friday, October 29, 2010, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Ave & 42nd St, Room 117
22 participants max. (16 bring laptops/6 no laptop required)
A tributary of the East River, Newtown Creek delineates the northern section of the border of Brooklyn and Queens. In the mid 19th century, the adjacent area was one of the busiest hubs of industrial activity in New York City, resulting in massive pollution that persists to this day. Newtown Creek is poised for environmental remediation having just been designated an EPA Superfund site.
The New York Public Library has created a new set of historical map tools available at maps.nypl.org that allow library staff and the general public add valuable geographic context to old maps. Make a difference in your community! Participate in our inaugural Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop.
Participants will learn how to align historical maps of the Newtown Creek area using maps.nypl.org, and in the process, create timely new resources to help researchers, students, environmental activists, and the general public study and clean up this waterway.
Friday, October 29, 2010
10:00am - 10:30am Introduction to Map Division
10:30 am - 10:45am Introduction to Map Warper
10:45am - 1:00pm Warp!