The GIS Lab is officially back in business for the fall 2019 semester! We'll be available Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 9am-4:30pm, and Wed 1pm-5:30pm. Ryan is also back for the semester and he'll be in on Thu & Fri. Visits are by appointment. See the GIS Lab page for contact info, hours, and exceptions when we'll be closed. The fall semester runs from Aug 27 to Dec 20.
Before the summer was over I managed to post 2018 ridership stats for the NYC subway. Visit the NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers to access the spreadsheet.
The new data.census.gov has been formally released, and it will replace the American Factfinder as the new census data portal. I've written a new tutorial for it and have updated a few others that mentioned the AFF. Check them out on Census Tutorials page. I'll also be revising my library research guides over the coming weeks.
I decided to delay the release of a new NYC Geodatabase until December or January, because the Census Bureau has delayed the release of the County and ZIP Code Business Patterns data as they're busy tabulating the 2017 Economic Census. This will give us some time to modernize the scripts we use for updating the database. So, the next iteration of the DB at the end of this year will be chock full of new data from the ACS and Business Patterns, and there will be new features for subway stations and NYC facilities like schools, hospitals, and libraries.