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New York State Dept. of Transportation Map Information Unit Miscellaneous 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:
Many of the maps in this series either directly or tangentially relate to transportation functions. The maps pertain to numerous subjects including the state's canal system, coastal areas, community water systems, power pools, gasoline facilities, recreation, tourism, Adirondack Northway motorist assistance facilities, Empire State Plaza, Adirondack Park, municipal boundaries, and the New York State Thruway. Other items include state atlases and gazetteers, highway condition maps, highway planning material, and motorist maps.
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Quantity:
4.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1921-1997
Series Number:
B1903

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Scope and Content Note

The New York State Department of Transportation and its predecessor agency, the Department of Public Works, possessed a sophisticated cartographic unit where they created a variety of maps for their purposes and for other state agencies and local governments. These maps are a variety that either directly or tangentially relate to transportation functions. The maps pertain to numerous subjects including the state's canal system, coastal areas, community water systems, power pools, gasoline facilities, Finger Lakes bicycle touring facilities, North Country trail maps, Adirondack Northway motorist assistance facilities, North-South Expressway, State Office Campus, Empire State Plaza, Adirondack Park, Cranberry Lake, Sacandaga Lake, Lake George, municipal boundaries, and the New York State Thruway.

B1903-12: This accretion contains a Department of Health Atlas of Community Water Systems, maps of legislative districts, Department of Transportation action program planning maps, state atlases and gazetteer, highway condition maps, highway planning material, motorist maps, recreation maps, Adirondack North Country Region maps, "I Love New York" tourism map, New York State Thruway maps, and other map-related documents.

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 B1807 Village/Hamlet Atlases, 1960-1994

Series B1907 New York State Maps and

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

Series 20984 Project History Files - Special Projects, 1967-1987, contains background information on special one-time mapping projects by the Department of Transportation Base Mapping Unit

Other finding aids

B1903-06: Partial item list.

B1903-12: Folder list.

Acquistion Information

B1903-06: These records were transferred to the State Archives from the Department of Transportation's Map Information Unit at the time of the unit's closure in 2003, and were accessioned pursuant to RDA number 20986.

B1903-12: These records were transferred to the State Archives from the Office of Cyber Security pursuant to records disposition number 20986.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B1903-12
1972 December Statewide Master Plan for Transportation Map (paper map - 1 copy) 1
1948-1969 New York State Highway Condition Map (paper map - 1 copy of each quarterly publication) 1
1987 1:506,880 scale New York State Canals Map (paper map - 2 copies) 1
1968 December The Development of a Statewide Mapping Program & Project Grid System (report - 1 copy) 1
1965 April Prospectus for a Highway Planning Mapping Program (report - 2 copies) 1
1972 January New York State's Comprehensive Base Mapping Program (report - 2 copies) 1
1969 December MapNotes (newsletter - 2 copies) 1
1971 February MapNotes (newsletter - 2 copies) 1
1972 February MapNotes (newsletter - 2 copies) 1
1955, 1960-1970 New York State Airport Map & Directory (paper map - 1 or 2 copies for each year) 1
1976, 1980 Gasoline Facilities for State Vehicles Map (paper map - 2 copies for each year) 1
undated I-87 Motorist Map (3 editions; paper map) 1
undated I-81 Motorist Map (4 editions; paper map) 1
1985 January New York State Amorphometric Atlas of Selected Lakes: Volumes 1-4 (NYSDEC publication - 2 copies) 1
1969 Outdoor Recreation Map of New York State (NYSDEC paper map - 2 copies) 1
1987 The Adirondack North Country Regional Map (APA paper map - 2 copies) 1
1966 Physical Map - New York State and Adjacent Areas (NYS Department of Commerce paper map - 2 copies) 1
1969 New York State Highways Map (NYS Department of Commerce paper map - 2 copies) 1
1978-1980, 1987 I Love New York Tourism Map (NYS Department of Commerce paper map - 2 copies for each year) 1
1959, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1982 New York State Thruway Map (NYS Thruway Authority paper map - 1 or 2 copies per year) 1
1982 Dept. of Health Atlas of Community Water System Sources 2
1972, 1973-1974, 1975-1976 Maps of New York State Legislative Districts - Assembly 2
1973-1974, 1975-1976 Maps of New York State Legislative Districts - Senate 2
1975 Dept. of Transportation Action Program maps (by DOT region) 2
1974, 1980, 1983 New York State Atlases 2
1983 New York State Gazetteer for 1:250,000, 4-sheet map 2