Over the years as a designer in architecture industry I am well aware how most architects are missing out of great resources that are made available to them by the city and other organizations just because they're lacking the skills to communicate with those resources.
I started working on the "New York, As Is" project to document my work from the past year and to create a friendly interface for architects, designers and other construction industry professionals to find specific information about land parcels and existing buildings in New York City.
I also saw the project as a good opportunity to put the programming knowledge I have acquired over the past few years to test.
Future improvements include integrating Amazon S3 to authenticate downloads for registered users using signed URLs.
The project goes hand in hand with NYC, As Of Right project which uses data from New York City Department of Building to calculate three dimensional zoning envelopes for future development of New York City sites.
working repository: https://github.com/karimi/AsIs