How: A community-based undertaking, local organizations design and test the first city wide, web-based, open space mapping resource for NYC. OASIS facilitates and focuses the delivery of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) resources to provide timely and accurate information about the green infrastructure of NYC.
What OASIS Will Do: OASIS will enable NYC community residents, for the first time, to:
Why: OASIS is based on the belief that a common, free, open space inventory – really a web-based GIS mapping resource – is invaluable to NYC’s greening and planning communities. In NYC and across the Nation, GIS and other GeoData Systems are critical planning tools for enhanced spatial visualization and data analysis. They integrate socioeconomic profiles and demographic analysis with data set creation, strategic mapping and comprehensive community and regional planning services. GIS is an invaluable resource for environmental, design, health, safety, economic and planning decision making.
- create maps of open space by zip code, borough, tax block and lot, and/or neighborhood;
- identify key open space resources within or near a user- defined area;
- locate these resources by name, type, and other attributes in addition to geographic-based searches;
- identify other natural resources and landmarks near or adjacent to open spaces in the city;
- calculate statistics based on open space patterns by zip code, borough, tax block and lot, and/or neighborhood;
- undertake “what if” scenarios, such as, what would my neighborhood look like if these vacant lots remained community gardens, or how would new bike lanes or bus routes improve my access to a park in the Bronx?; and
- use other mapping and data analysis tools.
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