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Historical Data & Maps at NYPL is a series of public workshops and talks from the New York Public Library’s NYC Space/Time Directory project. In this series, we will focus on making new maps with old data using open source mapping tools, and learning how to use the Library's open data sets and APIs to tell new stories about New York City’s history by finding and combining materials from the NYPL’s Digital Collections

This series of events aims to bring together historians, developers, data scientists, librarians, and everyone with an interest in the history of New York City. 

About the project: the NYC Space/Time Directory will make urban history accessible through a set of resources including a searchable atlas of New York's past, a historical location directory, a set of APIs and data sets, and a discovery tool linking NYPL collections together in an historical and geographic context.