The New York Public Library recently started something called Building Inspector, an interactive map application to chronicle the changes New York City has seen over time. For years The New York Public Library has collected maps documenting the ever-changing city. The new Building Inspector app allows users (“citizen cartographers”) to extract, correct and analyze data from historical maps. The goal is to produce a comprehensive directory of old New York.
Building Inspector: Mapping Old New York
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About the Author: Ellyssa
Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker.
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