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Projects

The links below provide descriptions of projects that highlight CUR's CUNY Mapping Service recent projects and activities.

40 years of changing demographics

A video from the New York Times offers an opportunity to highlight an important compilation of Census data from researchers at Brown University, comparing demographic change at the local level from 1970 to 2010.

Who Represents You in NYC? Find out here

A service provided by the Center for Urban Research in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York.

New York from the 1940s to now

The 1943 "New York City Market Analysis" available through the CUNY Graduate Center provides hundreds of photos and maps to illustrate what life was like in New York 70 years ago. In addition to our "Welcome to 1940s New York" website, we provide here an analysis and comparison of key indicators of socio-economic change from 1940 to 2010.

New York Senate and Assembly Districts 2012: eligible voters mapped

CUR has mapped the statistics on eligible voters for redistricted New York State Senate and Assembly districts, as a resource for the September 13, 2012 primary and in advance of the November general election.

New York Congressional Districts 2012: eligible voters mapped

CUR has mapped the statistics on eligible voters for redistricted New York State Congressional districts, as a resource for the June 2012 primary and in advance of the November general election.

CUNY interactive redistricting map: UPDATED MARCH 2012

Our interactive redistricting map visualizes how current State Senate, Assembly, and Congressional districts compare with proposed lines. Now updated with district plans from LATFOR and the US District Court for March 2012.

Helping New Yorkers Get Counted in the 2010 Census

Several New York foundations provided funding to dozens of community groups in 2010 to help get the word out about the importance of being counted in the 2010 Census. The Center for Urban Research created an interactive map for the NY Community Trust, highlighting where these groups focused their efforts.

NYC Subway and Bus data in GIS format

In Spring and Summer 2010, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority made great strides in providing public access to data about subway and bus routes and stops, schedules, service updates, and more. The CUNY Mapping Service has converted the files provided by MTA to geographic information system (GIS) format for use in mapping and spatial analysis applications.

Census 2010 Hard to Count mapping site

The Census 2010 Hard to Count maps pinpoint areas across the country that will likely be difficult to enumerate in 2010. The map also displays why each area will be hard to count, and provides several overlays such as real-time Twitter feeds.

2008 Voting Results

Maps and analysis of voting results for the 2008 presidential election in New York City.

Long Island Index 2008

Since 2004 the Long Island Index has provided invaluable data on trends and comparison statistics about this suburban region's population, economy, housing stock, environment, and more. The CUNY Mapping Service at CUR participates in the Index's Technical Committee to provide maps, spatial analysis, and advice regarding key data sets. This case study highlights our work on the 2008 Index report.

Mapping Long Island

The Long Island Index now has a new and powerful interactive mapping feature for its website. The CUNY Mapping Service developed the new feature, making data about Long Island come alive using innovative mapping tools displaying local and regional trends in revealing ways.

Handheld mapping and data capture with NYC Dept of Finance

In 2005, CUR partnered with NYC Department of Finance the to evaluate the effectiveness of handheld devices enhanced with GIS maps to improve the efficiency and accuracy of data collection for property valuation and tax assessment purposes. The pilot project was completed in Fall 2007, and the Department is now evaluating an agency-wide expansion of the project.

NYC OASIS: the Open Accessible Space Information System

The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) website provides the richest source of community maps for New York City -- free and all in one place. It helps nonprofits, community groups, educators, students, public agencies, and local businesses develop a better understanding of their environment with interactive maps of open spaces, property information, transportation networks, and more.

Willets Point land use study

A joint project in 2006 between CUR and Hunter College's Center for Community Planning and Development to survey and map land use patterns and businesses in the Willets Point area of Queens.

Geocoding at CUR

The CUNY Mapping Service at CUR can match your lists of street addresses with Census geography, administrative and legislative districts, and property information.