Citizen Cartography Workshop: Stretching Newtown Creek

On 10/29 the New York Public Library hosted a mapping workshop focused on Newtown Creek.  No technical expertise or previous experience with maps was needed.  Participants learned how to use a mapping platform developed by NYPL that allows users to stretch historical maps over contemporary maps and trace maps into downloadable/feedable datasets.  The maps generated by workshop participants will be publicly available from the libraries website,, and can be used as downloadable shapefiles,csv, kml, and/or georss.  For more information visit the NYPL website here.

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