[Talk-GB] [OHM] New York Public Library - Building Inspector

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Thu May 1 18:11:22 UTC 2014

Yes, all Open. It's great.

In terms of how we could use it here in the UK, the best data I can think
of is the OS Town Plans for Scotland that NLS have as individual map sheets
and as a slippy map:


There is also some great London data:


We have a pretty good relation with NLS. Is there any interest in our
community to enquire about working with them?


On 30 April 2014 15:46, Tim Waters <chippy2005 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rob,
> it has been on the list before - but they have recently revamped it and
> added many more features, and maps! In my opinion it's a shining example of
> how geo crowdsourcing applications should be.
> I believe it has been developed internally with the library - and I think
> they are just using Mapbox to host the tiles (originally coming from the
> warper at maps.nypl.org)
> The code is on github: https://github.com/NYPL/building-inspector and the
> data is available to download as well.
> http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/general/data
> Cheers,
> Tim
> On 29 April 2014 22:44, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Don't think I've spotted this on the historic mailing list so I'll post
>> it.
>> NYPL digitizing old maps using crowd sourcing. I just gave it a go and it
>> works very well.
>> http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/
>> Looks like Mapbox has some involvement, or at least the map display has a
>> similar style to mapbox's. I wonder whether the software is open as we can
>> use this to help OpenHistoricMap.
>> Rob
>> _______________________________________________
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