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Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 340, 2019
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Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 340, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-abs-1-340-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  15 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019

Central Park Squirrel Census Maps

Nathaniel Garnett Slaughter IV Nathaniel Garnett Slaughter IV
  • Chief Cartographer for the Squirrel Census, LLC

Keywords: New York City, Census Maps, Eastern Gray Squirrel

Abstract. In October of 2018, the first official squirrel census of New York City’s Central Park was conducted. Throughout the project’s 30-month duration, maps were a critical tool – from logistical planning and data gathering, to data analysis and presentation of census results. Of these project phases, two in particular generated important cartographical work, not only to the success of the census project, but within the historical lineage of Central Park maps: the Tally Map, which was used for squirrel and park data collection, and the series of maps to be used to present the census findings in the Official Central Park Squirrel Census Report.

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