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New York State Dept. of Transportation Map Information Unit Village/Hamlet Atlases

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 village/hamlet planimetric atlases. The atlases provide large-scale coverage (one inch represents 800 feet) of smaller New York State communities not covered by the related series of urban area maps (Record Series B1806). Each atlas includes maps of villages and hamlets for a single county or for a region encompassing two or more counties. Map features include: roads, route identification, railroads, airfields, civil boundaries, community names, and water features.
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Quantity:
5.7 cubic feet (ca. 600 individual map sheets)
Inclusive Dates:
1960-1994
Series Number:
B1807

Arrangement

Alphabetical by village hamlet atlas name.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of mylar masters and paper prints of 1: 9600-scale village/hamlet planimetric atlases. The 24" x 36" atlases provide large-scale coverage (one inch represents 800 feet) of smaller New York State communities not covered by the related series of urban area maps (Record Series B1806). Portions of the Department of Transportation's 1: 24,000-scale planimetric edition maps were enlarged to produce the atlases. Each atlas includes maps of villages and hamlets for a single county or for a region encompassing two or more counties.

Additional local street names were added to the 1: 24,000-scale maps in creating the atlases 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 village/hamlet atlases, light gray tints used to demarcate built-up areas were deleted. Likewise, only those buildings of landmark significance were included.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1804 Highway Corridor Maps, 1942-1987

Series B1806 Urban Area Maps, 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

An index map indicates the name and location of each individual village/hamlet included in the series of atlases. A smaller inset map indicates the name and limits of coverage of each village/hamlet atlas.

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Custodial History

In February 2002 the NYSDOT Map Information Unit was discontinued, and its staff and services transferred to the NYS 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 B1806 Urban Area Maps were accessioned under RDA 20986.

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