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New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool

The Metro Region Explorer allows the public new kinds of understanding about the city of New York and how it fits into the surrounding region.
May 31, 2018, 10am PDT | Joey788
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"[The New York City Department of City Planning] has launched a new mapping tool that harnesses population, housing and economic data and makes it available for exploring by the general public," reports Rachel Kaufman.

In a press release quoted by Kaufman, the city said that the Metro Region Explorer "will help New Yorkers understand the City’s relationships, including interdependencies, to areas outside our borders. It enables the public, planners and policy makers to examine the regional context for shared planning challenges. It is the only mapping resource that combines municipal population, housing and economic data across our region."

Chelsey Sanchez also reports on the capabilities of the Metro Region Explorer, noting that it grows out of the Planning Department's regional planning office, created in 2015.

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Next City
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