The NYPL Map Rectifier is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.
For in-depth information and resources including self-paced training that centers on mapping and geospatial technologies you can sign up to participate in the Blackboard course Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You will find in the course instructions on how to obtain course codes for the ESRI Virtual Campus courses. This course never expires. Directions on how to get there:
There is still limited space available for the workshop this week on geographic information systems. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Learn more about this technology and how it can be used for research and projects in the business, humanities, and the health, natural, or social sciences.