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Map Div.'s "Best of the Web" : New York City
Bytes of the Big Apple is a family of software data and geographic base map files for the City of New York. The Department of City Planning offers these products for free download or by a license.
Digital HOLC Research Project("redlining maps")
Links to a collection of digitized Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and various other U.S. cities.
"ABFEs can serve as a guide to understanding current coastal flood hazard risk and the elevations that communities should build to in order to protect themselves from future flood events."
The New York Times maps the growth of Manhattan's grid from 1642 to 1942. The website also includes map overlays of Randel's 1811 Comissioners' map, 1836 farms map and historical census data from 1910, 1940, 1970 and 2000.
A survey of the flooding in NYC after hurricane Sandy, October 30, 2012.
The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909 : compiled from original sources and illustrated by photo-intaglio reproductions of important maps, plans, views, and documents in public and private collections by I.N. Phelps Stokes.
89 maps from NYC's Municipal Archives Online Gallery showing early 19th century Manhattan farm lines with names of property owners under street grid overlays.
The aim of the Mannahatta Project is to reconstruct the ecology of Manhattan when Henry Hudson first sailed by in 1609 and compare it to what we know of the island today.
The Museum of the City of New York presents a collection of historic Staten Island maps.
PDFs of the current NYC subway system and 5 borough bus maps.
The New York City Census FactFinder provides easy access to US Census Bureau population information for NYC.
Enter a NYC address to see which evacuation zone it is located in.
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development.
The New York Times maps the old and new (2012) NY congressional dsitricts.
The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center maps the old and new (2012) NYC council districts .
NYS Orthos Online is a part of New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program, orthoimagery has been produced annually for a portion of the State starting in 2000. This site brings together that entire collection plus orthoimagery from a mid-1990's statewide program for viewing and download. In addition, users can learn how to connect to web services to load the imagery into desktop GIS and other applications.
New York City census records are arranged by and are only available on microfilm. In order to locate a person, you first need to know their address and then you need to convert that address into Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED). This website will help you obtain the AD/ED numbers.
Geographically, New York is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of neighborhoods.
A collection of NYC commuter rail, subway and bus maps from the 1880s to the present.
A collection of track maps, showing the physical tracks making up the subway system.
Zoning maps show the boundaries of zoning districts throughout the city. The maps are regularly updated after the City Planning Commission and the City Council have approved proposed zoning changes.
NYCityMap is New York City’s online map portal. The application provides a wealth of information including the locations of schools, day care centers, senior centers, libraries, hospitals, subways, and more, as well as links to Web sites for these facilities.
The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) website provides the richest source of community maps for New York City. The website is guided by a collaborative partnership of private and public sector representatives that seek to sustain an accessible information system that helps enhance the stewardship of open space so these areas are linked, diverse and sustainable for the benefit of all people, organisms, and ecosystems in and around New York City.
Cities grow and change over time. Part of that process may involve changing the street names. The further back in time one goes, the greater the chance that the street has been renamed or the houses renumbered. The creators of this website have generated tables that show the changes for all the boroughs of New York.
Oldstreets.com will help you identify Manhattan locations mentioned in old books, articles and documents relating to New York City. It contains more than 1,600 old names of streets and other urban features that are no longer on the map.
Drafted between 1818 and 1820 by John Randel, Jr., this set of one-of-a-kind documents has long been in the care of the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. The maps, which are hand-drawn and hand-colored, document the island of Manhattan--stretching from today’s Houston Street to the northernmost tip--in meticulous detail. Drawn at an impressively large scale of 100 feet to 1 inch, the so-called “Farm Maps” display the island’s natural and manmade features down to individual buildings. They provide an incomparable online record of the young, growing city.
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