CMAP’s new website is the result of several months of
planning and development. Last year, CMAP received a small
grant from the Fund for the City of New York
to revise our web
presence to provide New York’s nonprofit community with easier
access to information about how our mapping services can assist
their work. CMAP hired the web development firm
[www.jasperdesign.com], who led us through a series of “content
planning” and “information design” workshops and discussions.
This several-month review and analysis of our mission and services
led to a set of recommendations regarding the look and substance
of a new website.
Christy Knight used this template plus other graphic ideas
developed by NYPIRG’s web designer Li Howard to completely redesign
CMAP’s website. The CMAP team participated closely in the process,
and we’ve developed a web presence that we hope achieves the goal
of making it easier for our client groups to make better use of
our services. We’ve added more useful descriptions of what we do
and how we can help you, updated our selection of sample maps,
provided an easy way to experience our interactive maps (right
from our homepage), and included better explanations of the data
sets that we use to make your maps.
We welcome your suggestions on how we can continue to
improve our materials. Contact us with your ideas.
The CMAP Team