to Map New York!
created by Dr. John Logan and a team under
his direction, while he was Director of
the Lewis Mumford Center at the University
at Albany. Dr. Logan continues this research
as a faculty associate of the Mumford Center
and as Professor of Sociology at Brown University.
Further information about his activities
can be found at the website of the
American Communities Project.
Map New York project, a map-based information
system developed with ArcIMS, connects communities
with helpful information using data from
the census as well as state and federal
agency reports. Our project provides city,
town and tract level information and, in
a separate mapping page, county level data
you begin, please make sure you are using
Explorer or a version of Netscape higher
than 4.7 as your browser.
Map NY application has two components: one
for census tracts/towns level data which
allows the user to map neighborhoods and
one for county level data, useful in making
comparisons across counties.
can access the census tract/town level map
OR the county level map and start our interactive
mapping applications by clicking the appropriate
map application link at the bottom of this
page or the Map Application button on the
menu tabs at the top of the page.
you click the links a new window appears
with the title of the mapping system - Map
New York Tracts/Town OR Map New York Counties
in the upper left hand side corner of the
page. Just below the title, you are
asked to Choose a category then Choose a
variable to map.
below this text is the first of two drop
down menus allowing you to choose a category
to map such as Population and Immigration
or Race and Ethnicity and then to choose
a variable such as Population density or
choosing a category and variable, use the
Zoom in tool ( )
found on the tool bar above the map and
click on the map in the area of your tract
and/or town or in the case of the Map New
York Counties system, the county.
more information about using our Map NY
project, click on our HELP menu button above
or, once you have chosen your map, on the
upper left hand side of the Map Window.
This HELP page, which includes an example
of how to use Map NY, will be enhanced very
shortly with an audio power point presentation
to help you better understand the incredible
usefulness of this mapping system. Also,
just below the HELP button you can click
on Abbreviations for a key to the abbreviations
used throughout the Map Application.
you need additional help in navigating the
site please contact Merci Miglino at 518-442-2579
here to enter the "census tracts/towns level" maps
here to enter the "county