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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 Last modified Status
?t=t&id=1955033
From Atlas 139. Vol. 4, 1901. (In 4 layers) Depicts: 1901
33 minutes ago. 5 control points.
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From v. 2A (In 3 layers) Depicts:
about 17 hours ago. 3 control points.
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from Topographical survey of portion of Central Park, Boro. of Manhattan ... / City of New York, Department of Parks, Topographical Division. (In 2 layers) Depicts: 1948
about 19 hours ago. 5 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.