New York, NY – October 3, 2016 – This article was originally published on October 3.
New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the New York State Police have unveiled a map of America, and its contents, that is free to use, share and download.
The maps show a “focal point” of sorts between America and other continents, including Antarctica and Greenland, as well as the United States.
“This is the map of New York City that we’ve been building,” said Bill de Blasier, the mayor and head of the city’s Department of Design and Planning.
“This map will be available to anyone, anywhere, who wants to use it.”
De Blasio is referring to a $3,000 free download of the maps that the New Yorkers Department of Planning and Development (DPD) sent to residents who sign up to participate in a survey, in which they are asked how they would like to see their city shaped by the maps.
The city has been exploring a series of concepts for the new map, including the concept of a “pivot point”, which would place the city at an altitude between two locations.
“In our city, the city is a pivot point,” de Blasio said in a press release.
“It’s not a place; it’s a system.
We can’t just be a city of buildings and a city that’s a collection of people.
It’s a city we need to make, and that’s why we’re doing this survey.
We want to know what the city wants.”
While de Blasio and his team of designers and engineers have already begun to develop the map, it will not be released to the public until November.
“We are committed to working closely with residents in New York and across the country, but we are also committed to the transparency of our process, and making sure that people have the opportunity to participate and share our map,” the city said in the press release announcing the project.
“The maps will be free for the public to use,” the release continued.
“The map will have the highest level of protection of all city-wide maps, and we are making sure to protect the privacy of the public.
It will be released on the DPD website and in a downloadable format.””
We believe that this project is a vital step towards helping New Yorkers identify, engage, and make informed decisions about how our city is shaped by our digital future,” said Mayor de Blasio.