New York (state)
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- For the largest city of this state, see New York City
New York State, United States
|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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|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|
- use hashtag #OpenStreetMap and/or #OSMNY to connect
- Tag OpenStreetMap US with @OpenStreetMapUS
- 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
- Add buildings to Poughkeepsie, NY
- Triangular buildings fix in the United States
- Turning solar panel nodes into areas for better estimation of power - North America
- Legacy of overt racism in the United States
- Memorials to human rights activists in the United States
Tagging ideas for New York (more coming soon!)
NOTE: Proposal: New York/Highway Classification is intended to replace this section with text that will harmonize better with the classifications used in neighboring states. At such time as consensus is reached on that page, its language will replace the following table.
||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|
||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)|
||The most important streets in an area for through traffic. Most US Routes qualify.||US 9, NY 25, 2nd Avenue|
||Important streets in an area for local traffic. Most state routes qualify.||NY 37 (North Country), Genessee Street (Buffalo), Park Avenue (NYC)|
||Lower traffic volumes on wide streets, or higher traffic volumes on narrow ones.|
||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).|
||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|
||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.
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.
See New_York/Railroads for a very early wiki seed.
New York/Bike Routes is a page for tracking the progress of mapping Cycle_routes in New York State.
- BBBike @ New York - a cycle route planner for New York
- CyclOSM - a bicycle oriented map built on top of OSM data.
Bus Routes and Stops
OSM Friendly Data Sources
New York state has its own digital orthoimagery program (NYSDOP) since 2000. It has been included in both iD and JOSM as an available imagery background with name "NYSDOP Orthoimagery - Latest". NYSDOP is regularly refreshed with new captures, check program status page to determine the imagery capture date at: https://gis.ny.gov/gateway/orthoprogram/index.cfm.
Other WMS layers can be found on the NYS GIS Clearinghouse
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR) provides all kinds of geospatial data for the New York state including building footprints, crops inspection as well as hydrology network. It can be accessed at https://cugir.library.cornell.edu/.
Other GIS data
- Westchester County GIS
- See the New York section of the contributors page for context.
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.
Addresses for the state were imported in 2021, see New York (state)/NYS GIS SAM Address Points Import.