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How to use this tool

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. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.

Everyone is welcome to participate!

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Most Recently Rectified Maps

Map Title Year Last modified Status
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From Whole (In 6 layers) Depicts: 1890
1890 about 13 hours ago. 5 control points.
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From Manhattan Depicts: 1909
1909 1 day ago. 11 control points.
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from Third ward: Flushing. (In 2 layers) Depicts: 1901
1901 2 days ago. 4 control points.
There are no known US copyright restrictions in maps available through Map Warper.
NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
For more information, see the Export tab for a map.