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Social Media Week NYC at NYPL: Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop: Tracing 19th Century Manhattan
Tracing 19th c. Manhattan
Many important buildings from Manhattan’s landscape ca. 1850 are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Citizen Cartographers will trace some of these important features from Wm. Perris’ 1852 Maps of the City of New York. Only after we do this can we learn where to buy lumber or book a room or attend a play in 1852.
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 second Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop.
Participants will learn how to trace information from maps using tools at maps.nypl.org, and in the process, create new resources to help researchers, students, geographers, urban planners, and the general public study 19th c. Manhattan.
Friday, February 11, 2011