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Urban Environment Research Seminar: Mapping the City


Sanborn Maps

Digital Sanborn Maps: New Jersey
Searchable by city and date. Extremely detailed, large scale plans of New Jersey cities and towns drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. Includes the size, outline, and often the function, of each building. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Rutgers-restricted Access
Princeton University Digitized Sanborn
Princeton has digitized its extensive Sanborn map collection.
Fire Insurance Maps from the Sanborn Map Company Archives : Late 19th century to 1990, New Jersey [microform]
Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, c1992.24 microfilm reels
Detailed maps of 167 New Jersey cities and towns covering the period 1945-1991. These maps were not deposited with the Library of Congress and are not duplicated in the set above.Alex: Microfilm 2754
Library of Congress: Sanborn Maps
The Library of Congress has digitized a significant portion of their Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Interactive Maps

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America
Over 150 redlining maps from the Home Owners Loan Corporation. Part of American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History
Renewing Inequality: Urban Renewal, Family Displacements, and Race: 1955-1966
Maps cities where families were displaced due to urban renewal. Part of American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History
Environmental Justice Atlas: United States of America
Click on map to find linked information and data on social conflict around environmental issues in the U.S.

U.S. City Maps

U.S. Historical City Maps
Digitized Maps from the University of Texas at Austin Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
Urban Rail (Subway) Maps: North & South America
Government Maps of Chicago in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
Digitized maps from the University of Chicago Library.
Digital Gallery Historic Map Guide: New York City
From the New York Public Library.
NYC Fire Insurance, Topographic and Property Maps
The New York Public LIbrary has digitized nearly 9,000 pages from 162 atlases documenting New York City's changing geography and built environment.

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