The city of New York has finally made a wealth of geographic data available for free. As The Atlantic reports, where you once had to pay $1,500, now the entire package of data — cleverly trademarked “BYTES of the BIG APPLE” by the city — can be accessed for free. This also means that anything made from the data can be shared on the Internet.
- BYTES of the BIG APPLE. New York City Department of City Planning.
BYTES of the BIG APPLE is a family of software, data and geographic base map files for the City of New York.
PLUTO and MapPLUTO
Zoning related datasets
Waterfront related datasets
Single Line Street base map dataset
Administrative and Political boundaries
Other City Planning datasets
- Visual Proof That Geographic Data Really Should Be Free, by Jenny Xie, The Atlantic Cities (Aug 14, 2013).
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