Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Exploring New York's Past and Present

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This workshop will explore and uncover New York's foregone eras and get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into tiles of a virtual atlas.  This program will be held in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in South Court Classroom A.

When: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library