Eric Sanderson pictures New York — before the City

400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta’s fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife — accurate down to the block — when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn’t get delivery.

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  1. wonderful, I work with GIS on maps and photos but what I do everyday would be never like this

  2. At first I wondered why is he doing this… and second.. I still wondered.. then I thought, this is the kind of thing what everyone thinks has no real meaning, purpose but after a time we will see that it led to something good or a lots of them :)
    So I congratulate to the creators, they made something good I think :)

  3. This was featured in National Geographic a few months back. Really cool stuff in the magazine as well as this video. Thansk for sharing!

  4. The book this talk is based on is pretty incredible and worth checking out. Very cool!