This research guide includes links to a wide variety of digital maps on the Internet describing the New York City metropolitan area, including parts of suburban NYC, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The links have been grouped into subject tabs relating to the state or municipality; NYC interactive map websites have been further sorted into the following subcategories: architecture & urban design, communities & neighborhoods, the environment, transportation, as well as maps relating to political boundaries.
We've included a bibliography of material relating to digital mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), and multimedia cartography available at NYPL for researchers wishing to understand how these interactive maps are created. We've also provided links to websites that provide open data and mapping software.
What is GIS? Visit USGS.gov, National Geographic.org, and Wikipedia for more details.