New York (state)

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New York State, United States
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latitude: 42.788, longitude: -75.776
Browse map of New York State 42°47′16.80″ N, 75°46′33.60″ W
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New York State is a state in the United States at latitude 42°47′16.80″ North, longitude 75°46′33.60″ West.

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Community

Events

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Event Name Date Time Description OSM Calendar Link
Past Events
Event Name Date Time Description OSM Calendar Link
The Great, Socially Distant, Bike Scavenger Hunt 2021-03-13 11am-2pm EST Conducted a scavenger hunt of the New York City Bike Parking. Organized with support from BetaNYC
Mapping Houses in the Town of Hempstead 2020-06-05 7pm-9pm EST Virtual Mapathon to map houses and garages in Hempstead, NY

Online Communities

Slack #local-newyorkstate

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Facebook

Twitter

  • use hashtag #OpenStreetMap and/or #OSMNY to connect
  • Tag OpenStreetMap US with @OpenStreetMapUS

To-Do

  • Map all New York State Roads
  • Map all New York State Buildings
  • Map all New York State Waterways
  • Map all New York State Bus Routes
  • Map all New York State Bus Stops
  • Map all New York State Bicycle Routes
  • Map all New York State Bicycle Parking

Active Task Manager Projects

Active Map Roulette Challenges

Counties

County Relation ID Status
Albany
Allegany
Bronx
Broome
Cattaraugus
Cayuga
Chautauqua
Chemung
Chenango
Clinton
Columbia
Cortland
Delaware
Dutchess
Erie
Essex
Franklin
Fulton
Genesee
Greene
Hamilton
Herkimer
Jefferson
Kings
Lewis
Livingston
Madison
Monroe
Montgomery
Nassau 2552442
New York
Niagara
Oneida
Onondaga
Ontario
Orange
Orleans
Oswego
Otsego
Putnam
Queens 369519
Resselaer
Richmond
Rockland
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Schuyler
Seneca
St. Lawrence
Steuben
Suffolk
Sullivan
Tioga
Tompkins
Ulster
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Westchester

Tagging ideas for New York (more coming soon!)

Highways

Highway Types
Type Description Examples
highway=motorway Highways with controlled access. No traffic is allowed to cross the median and all entry/exit is through slip roads. highway=motorway applies to almost all Interstates, but a very small number of Interstates or segments of Interstates warrant a lower classification. I-84, NY 17, Palisades Interstate Parkway
highway=trunk High speed roads with incomplete control of access. The highest speed through-routes in an area (particularly in rural areas without any interstates), or roads which would qualify for highway=motorway except for occasional traffic lights or fronting uses. Saw Mill River Parkway (Westchester), Scajaquada Expressway (Buffalo), US 11 (North Country)
highway=primary The most important streets in an area for through traffic. Most US Routes qualify. US 9, NY 25, 2nd Avenue
highway=secondary Important streets in an area for local traffic. Most state routes qualify. NY 37 (North Country), Genessee Street (Buffalo), Park Avenue (NYC)
highway=tertiary Lower traffic volumes on wide streets, or higher traffic volumes on narrow ones.
highway=unclassified The least most important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. For instance, minor country roads, often linking villages and hamlets. (The word 'unclassified' is a historical artifact of the UK road system and does not mean that the classification is unknown; you can use highway=road for that).
highway=residential Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing. Single traffic lane each direction, may also be oneway=yes. Usually 25 MPH or slower. May have traffic bumps and other "traffic calming" measures. Apartment complexes, neighborhood roads
highway=service For access roads to, or within an industrial park, camp site, business park, car park etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances.
Highway link Short connecting ways, like highway or round-a-bout entrances and exits and "New York turns".


If something has a state or federal highway number, it gets classified higher if there is a question.

State Highways

New York/State Route Relations is a page for tracking the progress of placing highways into relations within New York. See Relation:route and Interstate Highway Relations for more information.

Railroads

See New_York/Railroads for a very early wiki seed.

Bike Routes

New York/Bike Routes is a page for tracking the progress of mapping Cycle_routes in New York State.

Bus Routes and Stops

OSM Friendly Data Sources

Statewide

NYS Aerial Photography

New York State publishes a series of WMS services that provide aerial orthoimagery. The imagery is statewide, with parts of the state updated each year. It can be previewed at https://orthos.dhses.ny.gov/. While imagery from every year is provided as a separate WMS service, the most useful service provide a mosaic of latest imagery. Both color and IR imagery is available.

WMS Services

This imagery is available by default in both iD and JOSM. Make sure that you're viewing an area in New York State, then check the imagery options. Select "NYS Orthos Online".


If for some reason the default is not working, you may try to manually add the imagery source in JOSM:

Add a new WMS imagery provider, paste the url into the Enter service URL text box at the top.

Other WMS layers can be found on the NYS GIS Clearinghouse

Counties*

Status of TIGER in New York

All of the TIGER (US Census) data has been loaded, but needs lots of cleanup and merging with the previous data. Some areas have already been updated.

Since there are multiple governments involved in building/maintaining roads, and there doesn't seem to be usable correlation of what they call a road to the types used in OpenStreetMap, road types need to be done by judgment. The following guidelines are for urban areas, and are loosened for rural and tightened in dense urban to avoid making everything secondary or larger in an area.