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Social Media Week NYC at NYPL: Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop: Tracing 19th Century Manhattan


Friday, February 11, 2011, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
24 participants max. (18 bring laptops/6 no laptop required)

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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, 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.

 Map bounded by Bowling Green Row, Marketfield Street, Beaver Street, William Street, Old Slip, South Street, W... (1852)

The New York Public Library has created a new set of historical map tools available at 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

Workshop Activities
Participants will learn how to trace information from maps using tools at, 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

10:00am - 10:30am Introduction to Map Division
10:30 am - 10:45am Introduction to
10:45am - 1:00pm Trace!


Registration is now closed for this event