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New York State Department of Transportation Base Mapping Unit Project History Files - Continuous

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:
These records document the production of major ongoing series of maps created by the Base Mapping Unit. These files contain metadata and other background information relative to cartography projects and also include information on creation of the individual series of maps, sources of information used, reasons for corrections and revisions, technical information on map production, and related correspondence.
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Quantity:
9.1 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1970-1999
Series Number:
20983

Arrangement

20983-09: Arranged by type of project, then roughly alphabetical by geographic name.

Scope and Content Note

These records document major ongoing series of maps created by the Base Mapping Unit. These files contain metadata and other background information relative to cartography projects and also include information on creation of the individual series of maps, sources of information used, reasons for corrections and revisions, technical information on map production, and related correspondence.

Accretion 20983-06 documents the 1:9600 scale maps which were discontinued in 1996.

20983-09: This accretion contains specifications for mapping specific areas, often at the county level; information on mapping local sites such as airport terminals, bus stations, and developed parks; correspondence; records received from local governments concerning names (e.g. park names); and reviews. The records also document projects to update 1:24000 quadrangle maps and county base maps.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 20984 Project history files - special projects, 1967-1987, contains background information on special one-time mapping projects by Dept. of Transportation Base Mapping Unit.

Other finding aids

20983-09, 20983-11: Container lists available at the repository.

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