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ProQuest Sanborn maps geo edition [electronic resource]
Alternate Title Sanborn maps geo edition
ProQuest Sanborn maps geo edition (1867-1970)
[Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest UMI, [2009?]
Location Call Number Status
 Web  G3701.G475    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Fire risk assessment -- United States -- Maps
Cities and towns -- United States -- Maps
Surveys -- Maps
DESCRIPT Scale not given
Physical Description 1 online resource
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Title from home page (viewed Dec. 21, 2010)
Restrictions on Access Restricted to subscriber institutions
This resource is available only to current faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. NNC
Summary "ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970) provides digital access to thousands of large-scale maps of American towns and cities, searchable by address and GPS coordinates. Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. Founded in 1867 by D.A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. By applying the latest in geo-referencing technology to the collections, Sanborn Maps Geo Edition allows for increased discovery and greater ease of use that can unlock the histories of urban America. Historians, urban planners, architects, environmentalists, geographers, genealogists, and others will find the maps a valuable tool for exploring the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. Maps contain detailed data such as building outlines, size, use, construction details, and function of structures. They also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, house and block numbers, and other features like pipelines, railroads, and wells, and dumps."--Publisher information
Alternate Author Sanborn Map Company
ProQuest Information and Learning Company

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