NYCityMap 7.0 Release Notes

1951 Aerial Photos

We’ve added the 1951 aerial photographs to NYCityMap. Now you can view aerial photography from 1924, 1951, 1996, 2006 and 2008.

The scanned 1951 aerial images were acquired from the Department of Records. DoITT staff georeferenced (i.e., established the position of the images with respect to actual ground locations) the images by using visually identifiable landmarks that existed in 1951 and were present in the current aerials. An additional entry was added to the aerial slider giving the public an additional year to stop at while working their way back in time. Historians may note that this was the year that the United Nations headquarters opened in New York City, which is seen below. Although the resolution cannot compare to current imagery due to advances in camera technology, the 1951 aerails provide an important historical archive that is being made available to the public through NYCityMap.

Improved Service Centers Naming

The city can tend to use a lot of acronyms and we realize that the public may not always have familiarity with these acronyms, so we’ve renamed our Service Center selections to be more clear.

Bicycle Routes

We’ve updated the bicycle routes and symbology.

Old Symbology New Symbology

Adult and Continuing Education (OACE)

Adult and Continuing Education locations were added to the Education menu.

The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in the state. They are an integral part of the City of New York Department of Education’s District 79 – Alternative Schools and Programs.

OACE offers over 900 classes for adults age 21 and over. Operating four Adult Learning Centers located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. They offer day and evening classes Monday through Saturday at more than 300 sites in all five boroughs, including public schools, community centers and faith-based organizations. Students can take classes at any of the sites, regardless of which borough they live in. All classes are taught by certified teachers and are offered free of charge (tuition-free).

To find a site near you, click the map below or visit NYCityMap.

Improved Printing Functionality

In the previous version of NYCityMap printing would fail if you had a PDF from a previous print open. This bug has been fixed and you can now print as many times as you like without saving the PDF.

2 thoughts on “NYCityMap 7.0 Release Notes

    • Nothing is planned at the moment but we hope to be able to look into additional years in the next six to twelve months.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s