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  • 1. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 2. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionCollections433,000 sheet maps ~ 25,000 books & atlases ~ 13,000 digital mapsGlobal to the Local ~ Antiquarian to the ContemporaryAntiquarian maps (to the late 15th c): 1,000’s of sheets, 100’s of atlasesTopographic maps: more than 200,000 sheetsProperty maps (approaching architectural scale): 10,000’s of sheets NYC Property maps: Fire Insurance Maps Sheet Maps Zoning Maps Farm Maps Historical Topographic Maps Historical Nautical Charts Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 3. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionUsersGeographers ~ Cartographers ~ Geographic Information ScientistsArtists ~ Curators of Art ~ Art HistoriansFiction Writers ~ Nonfiction Writers ~ PoetsUrban Archaeologists ~ Historic & Landmark PreservationistsGeomorphologists ~ Landscape Ecologists ~ Environmental ScientistsSocial Historians ~ Economic Historians ~ Infrastructure HistoriansArchitects ~ Architectural Historians ~ Historic PreservationistsAdaptive Reuse Architects ~ Landscape Architects ~ Urban PlanningComparative Urban Studies Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 4. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsDigitization1997-2001 ~ LHS Collection~ Mid-Atlantic -1850 ~ NEH ~ 700 maps2003-2004 ~ Austria Hungary ~ Maps 1:75,000~ 1877-1914 ~ IMLS ~ 800 maps2004 ~ NYC Early Fire Insurance Atlases ~ 1852-1854 ~ METRO ~ 200 maps2005-2009 ~ NY State County Atlases ~ 19th Century ~ NYPL ~ 2000 maps2005-2009 ~NYC Fire Insurance Atlases ~ 19th and 20th c. ~ NYPL ~ 3000 maps2010-2012 ~ NYC Atlases and Maps 19th and 20th c. ~ NEH ~ 7200 maps Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 5. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsOnce Digitized… What then?How can we add value to these resources?How can we make these maps more useful to our readers?One answer for us was to build a web based georectification and tracing toolkit Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 6. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGoogle Earth Indexes Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 7. http://nycatlases.blogspot.com/ Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 8. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL funded Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 9. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL fundedParallel Database of Maps Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 10. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL fundedMap Warping Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 11. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL fundedMap Cropping Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 12. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL fundedMap Mosaics Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 13. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector Toolkit2008NYPL fundedInteroperable.kml.wmsGeotiff (soon!) Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 14. http://nycatlases.blogspot.com/ Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 15. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and VectorToolkit2008NYPL fundedMap Tracing.shp.kml.csv Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 16. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsMaps.nypl.org ~ Georectification and Vector ToolkitLeverage tools and Collections into an NEH grant, NYC Historical GIS Project2009-2012Digitize: Remaining 7,200 public domain maps of NYC ~ 6,200 NYC fire insurance atlas maps ~ 1,200 NYC (borough-level) sheet mapsGeorectify: 2,000 previously digitized fire insurance atlas mapsTrace: 1,000 maps as vector built structures with attributes Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 17. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 18. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ Google Earth 2011 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 19. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ Bernard Ratzer 1776 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 20. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ Thomas Poppleton 1817 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 21. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ William Perris 1852 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 22. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ Elisha Robinson 1885 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 23. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ George Washington Bromley 1916 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 24. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map DivisionNew ways of meeting new user expectationsGeographic Flipbook ~ Google Earth 2011 Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011
  • 25. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division Questions or Comments? mattknutzen@nypl.org Talking Cartographically Matthew Knutzen Curator of Maps and Geospatial Librarian mattknutzen@nypl.org @mattknutzen @nyplmaps November 30, 2011