New techniques give more accurate measurement of NYC's parks

New York City officials have used mapping software and satellite data to get a more accurate assessment of the size of the city's 1,700 parks. The updated figures indicate there is actually more total park space in the city than was previously believed, but they also show that old mapping techniques overestimated the sizes of certain parks. The most notable example of this is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which was previously listed at 1,255 acres but was measured at only about 897 acres in the new assessment.

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