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New York Public Library Map Warper
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The NYPL Map Warper 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. Please reference the tutorial video to learn how to begin warping maps. Over 20,000 digital maps are available for rectification. Maps range from 1544 to 1980 in their date of creation, and range geographically from the international to neighborhood maps of New York City.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
New York Public Library
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New York Public Library Map Warper
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Primary Source Exemplar: Life on the Move
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In this unit, students will explore the different forms of transportation over time—from the New World and early America, to present day—and their impact on society and the environment (Change and Continuity). They will explore the impact of the different forms of transportation on economics, migration, and geography (where people live and how they adapt their environment to their transportation need), as well as how to become critical readers by gathering information from a variety of primary and secondary sources to understand the impact of transportation on history.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
brent sackris
Mitzie Higa
Connie Williams
Rachel Hull
Kitty Rutherford
Date Added:
01/19/2016