The links below provide descriptions of projects that highlight CUR's CUNY Mapping Service recent projects and activities.
In September 2015, the MTA opened its first new subway station in NYC in decades. CUR has added the new station and extension of the 7 line to its maps and underlying GIS data, and is making this updated data freely available.
The NYC Election Atlas, a joint project of the Graduate Center, CUNY's Journalism School, and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, now includes maps of recent election patterns in NY Congressional District 11. They show how the Republican congressional candidate fared across the district in the last two elections, but also how two Democrats (Governor Cuomo in 2010 and 2014, and Pres. Obama in 2012) also won the district. The maps can provide background and context for voters and others in anticipation of the recently scheduled special election for this district.
Mapping the region's demographic changes from 1970 to 2010 visualizing almost 40 Census variables such as age, race/ethnicity, education, and employment. The interactive map reveals these changes over the recent past and provides the foundation for anticipating and shaping Long Island's future growth.
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.
A service provided by the Center for Urban Research in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maps and analysis of voting results for the 2008 presidential election in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CUNY Mapping Service at CUR can match your lists of street addresses with Census geography, administrative and legislative districts, and property information.