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Old 12-11-2008, 12:28 PM
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The Long Island Index, in collaboration with the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, CUNY Graduate Center, has developed a new feature at its website Long Island Index that makes data about Long Island come alive using innovative mapping tools displaying local and regional trends in revealing ways.

The feature Long Island Index Interactive Maps combines land use data across both counties that has never been mapped online before, Census demographics, downtown surveys, aerial photos, and much more to create detailed neighborhood maps and give users a bird's eye view on key housing, transportation, and development issues facing the region.

The online maps provide:

* Detailed property-level patterns of residential, commercial, industrial, and other land use types within each village and across Long Island. This data - provided under license by the Nassau and Suffolkplanning departments - has not been mapped online before. It provides a rich picture of each of Long Island's neighborhoods.

* Key population and housing characteristicsshown on the maps, plus statistics listed dynamically as users zoom in to each community.

* Transportation & reference featuressuch as satellite photos (provided by the New York State GIS Clearinghouse), bus & LIRR routes, incorporated and unincorporated (sic) villages, special districts (such as fire, police, and sewer), and legislative districts.

* Bar charts comparing Census statistics from 1990 through 2006.

* Regional views showing villages that meet certain characteristics, such as all the villages across Long Island with more than 10% population growth from 1990 to 2000.

* New mapping tools such as a "dynamic transparency slider" to reveal land use patterns or aerial photos underneath Census maps and Microsoft's "bird's eye view" photos integrated directly into the maps (accessible with the click of a mouse).

The Index plans to add more data in the coming months, including health, education, open space, and brownfields, and will also update current data when new information is available.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:31 PM
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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Wow this is an UNBELIEVABLE find! The most amazing part is that it goes beyond just grouping into census blocks and represents each individual property. I'm gonna kill a few hours with this thing tonight.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:42 PM
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Yeah this is really cool! Its like that computer game sim city but real.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:12 PM
Location: home...finally, home .
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Thanks very much , walter. What an interesting map & loads of fun to play with.

People may not recall what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel .
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:14 PM
Location: Little Babylon
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Cool map. I was looking at the Housing tab and the Housing Cost Burden for Cold Spring Harbor and was surprised to see the differences in HCB in the affluent neighborhoods.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Location: Sound Beach
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I was playing with it today at work. It is a really nice collection of tools already out there...but this is like a one stop shopping for nifty mapping tools. Actually already put it to use while issuing flood statements today.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:11 PM
Location: Long Island
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How cool!
Thank you Walter, what an awesome map
How often does it get updated? Is it tied to the Census (every ten years) or does it get updated in between?
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:22 PM
Location: Plainview, NY
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Pretty Neat! Thanks
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:29 AM
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Very Cool. Thanks Walter..

Will it be updated based on the new 2005-2007 Census Community Survey Numbers?

How about for the 2010 Census?
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:06 PM
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Default Who thinks that this thread should be a "Sticky"?

With a show of hands, so to speak, who thinks that this thread should be a "Sticky"?
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