Today our team at the CUNY Graduate Center updated the www.OASISnyc.net mapping site with lots of new data. There’s more to come by summer’s end, but here’s the latest:
- The biggest change is that we’ve added the latest community garden inventory from GrowNYC. Over a year in the making, it comes just in time to provide valuable context for the proposed new rules for gardens being considered by the city. More info at the OASIS wiki.
- We’ve integrated the latest subway and bus data that I’ve blogged about earlier (here and here), and also added bike routes via the NYC Dept of Transportation (one of the latest city agencies embracing #opendata).
(Lots of bike routes in Brooklyn.)
- A side note to the subway routes is that we’ve responded to user requests and added the ability to turn on/off the subway routes separately from the streets and rail lines. (May not seem like a lot, but hopefully this will make it easier to view an already busy map.)
- We also have gotten around to updating New York City parks and playgrounds data based on the Datamine release from last year. I’ll blog more about this separately, since it was a much more involved process than it should have been, given what I now realize are some major limitations to the city’s effort via Datamine and BigApps to provide open access to data.
- The latest zoning districts, scenic districts, and historic houses are also added to OASIS.
- The search options for community gardens, Stew-Map turfs, and the NY/NJ Harbor’s Comprehensive Restoration Plan data have been updated.
- We’re starting to use the OASIS wiki again for tutorials and examples of how OASIS can benefit local groups. For examples, see http://oasisnyc.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/Featured_Maps
- Finally, we’ve started to incorporate historic maps of Manhattan in partnership with the NY Public Library. I blogged about this earlier, and we have a post on our wiki with more info.
We’ll have more updates soon. Historic land use parcel by parcel citywide (with an accompanying statistical analysis), more data (such as parcels & open space) for northern New Jersey, more Google Earth/KML links, etc.