There were two main objectives in this project:
Georeferenced layers can be trimmed and aggregated within public web maps to build seamless mosaics of historical Louisiana communities.
Study Period - February-May, 2022
This stage will see the heaviest use of the site, and users will be sent an optional survey near the end of May about their experience with the project.
Data Transfer - Summer, 2022
Single GeoTIFF files will be generated from the mosaics, and transferred to LSU Atlas where they will be published for for long-term public use.
To provide wide geographic and temporal coverage throughout Louisiana we devised the following criteria:
If a city does not appear in the "Start a new volume" list, then there is no Sanborn map of it in the LOC collection. However, do check for old names of your city, or the names of adjacent communities that may have combined with yours over the years.
Note: We are open to sponsorship, grants, or other partnership models to extend the scope and longevity of this project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this interests you or your organization.