Collaborating with Pastmapper

For Students of Creating Digital History, Fall 2012

Welcome to the Pastmapper Greenwich Village project for the Creating Digital History course at New York University.

This project's goal is to present detailed data from five federal censuses (1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940) for West 9th Street in Manhattan onto historically accurate maps for the corresponding years. As member of a student team in this course, you will transcribe information from the census documents to create a structured data file that can be geocoded and displayed on Pastmapper.

Read the following instructions carefully and follow them to ensure your file can be easily processed.

Step 1: Download the template file Right-click here and click Save to download the preformatted CSV file. This file is pre-populated with headers for all of the necessary data fields you'll be transcribing from the census documents.

Step 2: Fill out the template file

Fill out the data from your selected census year. Leave blank any fields that are not listed in your document. Examples will be posted here soon. If you have any questions about how to fill out the form, please send an email to

Step 2: Upload your completed file

Your file must be in CSV format. Maximum size: 30MB

Pastmapper, 2012

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