Citizen Cartography Workshop: Build a Virtual Atlas of New York
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A (5th Ave. at 42nd St., Manhattan)
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop (which takes place the three times a month) will 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.
10:00am – 10:30am Introduction to Map Division and Map Warper tool
10:30am – 1:00pm Warp!
Once you learn to warp, you can do it anytime from the comfort of your home, and even teach others how to participate. If you can’t make this workshop, keep an eye out for upcoming offerings, or simply watch the tutorial at maps.nypl.org and get started on your own!