Historical Maps

With your help we will map Staten Island in a way that has never been done before. We are seeking volunteers to "warp" hundreds of historical Staten Island atlases into a single online map that will let users see the changes that have occurred over the years at any Island location.  The mapping tool is available from maps.nypl.org.  The Staten Island maps are already scanned and available for "warping".  The process involves dropping "pins" on matching locations on the historical map and the new map. It only takes a few minutes to add a new layer to the map. Watch this video to see how it's done.
Once we have mapped Staten Island we will add lots of fun and interesting content describing historical locations on Staten Island.

SOME SAMPLE MAPS
Beers’ new map of Staten Islan... Digital ID: 1693801. New York Public Library Part of New Brighton. Digital ID: 1515703. New York Public Library

Under Construction:  History Trails
The following maps will become 12 themed Staten Island History Trails.


View Staten Island Military History Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Sports Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Politics and Civic Life Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Ethnicity and Immigration Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Business Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Education Trail in a larger map

View Staten Island Health Trail in a larger map