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New York State Department of Transportation Map Information Unit Urban Area Maps

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of mylar masters and paper prints of 1: 9600-scale urban area planimetric maps. The 36" x 48" maps provide large-scale coverage (one inch represents 800 feet) of the larger urban areas of the state, with the exception of New York City. Map features include: roads, route identification, railroads, airfields, civil boundaries, community names, water features, and the State Plane Coordinate and New York Transverse Mercator grid systems.
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Quantity:
15 cubic feet (circa 915 maps)
Inclusive Dates:
1960-1994
Series Number:
B1806

Arrangement

B1806-02: Alphabetical by urban area map name.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of mylar masters and paper prints of 1: 9600-scale urban area planimetric maps. The 36" x 48" maps provide large-scale coverage (one inch represents 800 feet) of the larger urban areas of the state, with the exception of New York City. Portions of the Department of Transportation's 1: 24,000-scale planimetric edition maps were enlarged to produce the maps in this series. Generally, each urban area map represents the north or south half of a 7.5 minute, 1: 24,000-scale quadrangle. In most cases, several individual urban area maps must be combined to provide complete coverage of an urban area.

Additional local street names were added to the 1: 24,000-scale maps in creating the maps in this series. Map features retained from 1: 24,000-scale maps include: roads, route identification, railroads, airfields, civil boundaries, community names, water features, and the State Plane Coordinate and New York Transverse Mercator grid systems. To improve the clarity of the urban area maps, light gray tints used to demarcate built-up areas were deleted. Likewise, only those buildings of landmark significance were included.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1804 Highway Corridor Maps, 1942-1987

Series B1807 Village/Hamlet Atlases, 1960-1994

Series B1903 Miscellaneous Maps, 1921-1991

Series B1907 New York State Maps and

Series B1911 County Planimetric Base Maps, 1988-1999 all contain maps with similar features.

Other finding aids

B1806-02: Item list.

B1806-11: Container list.

An index map indicates the name and limits of coverage of each urban area map. Most maps are designated as north or south halves of 1: 24,000-scale quadrangles using an N or S in the corner of the coverage area on the index map.

Acquistion Information

In February 2002 the New York State Department of Transportation Map Information Unit was discontinued, and its staff and services transferred to the New York State Office for Technology. At that time older, non-current but archival copies of various series of maps were transferred to the Archives. The maps included in this series, series B1804 Highway corridor maps, and series B1807 Village/ hamlet atlases were accessioned under RDA 20986.

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