New link address for the NYC community garden mapping project
- Subject: [cg] New link address for the NYC community garden mapping project
- From: "Lenny Librizzi" email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 12:09:05 -0500
I am pleased to annouce that maps and a wealth of information about New
York City Community Gardens are now available on Open Accessible Space
Information Systems (OASIS): www.oasisnyc.net.
The garden information has a custom search page located at:
Frequent users of the site should update their bookmarks or favorites
links to the Community Garden Mapping Project.
As many of you may know the Council on the Environment of New York City
created and has maintained a GIS based Community Garden Mapping Project
Website where community gardens can be located on interactive maps since
Information on over 700 community gardens has been available on a web site
devoted solely to community gardens, including land ownership, open hours,
garden programs, membership, and physical features. Many gardens have a
written description and a photo image provided by gardeners, New York City
Department of Parks & Recreation GreenThumb, and other community greening
organizations. CENYC has updated the website information regularly to
correct any out-of-date information.
This new location replaces the maps and data that had been available on
the Community Garden Mapping Project website. OASIS is a cooperative
effort of non-profit open space and environmental organizations, city,
state and federal agencies, and private companies. This website includes
all publicly available open space and environmental information in
digitized form that can be displayed on computer generated maps. The OASIS
website and the original Community Garden Mapping Project website were
both designed and developed by the New York Public Interest Research
Group's Community Mapping Assistance Project (CMAP).
As before, users can search for gardens by garden name, zipcode,
neighborhood or community board. Additionally, the new website allows
searching by street address and also allows the user to pan or move the
map on the computer screen, and to zoom in or out. Follow the simple
directions on screen or view the help page to perform these functions.
Many additional layers of information and aerial photos can also be
displayed on the OASIS website that were not available on the former CGMP
Website visitors will also be able to identify any other lot in the city
and view information from the NYC Department of Finance about zoning and
ownership. As with any database about property that doesn't give real time
data, this information may be outdated or inaccurate. CENYC assumes no
responsibility for the accuracy of any information included on this
For more information about the Community Garden Mapping Project visit:
I hope the new website is even more helpful than the former site.
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