Historic Map Works

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Historic Map Works

Post by Curtis_F » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:57 pm

I was supposed to be cleaning up files on my hard drives yet some how ended up delving through Baldwin Spec books and looking online for maps of long lost ROWs.

On the bright side I stumbled across this website which provided several hours of fun: http://www.historicmapworks.com/

They have quite the collection of digitized historic maps, and will sell copies for a hefty price, but just being able to search the maps they have is very impressive.


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Re: Historic Map Works

Post by John Coker » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:49 pm

I have an Encyclopedia Britannica world atlas-1936. It has all the n.g. lines before the big spate of abandonments in the downturn of 1937-38 . A lot of fun to look at. Many Nevada towns on this map are long-gone.

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Re: Historic Map Works

Post by dsp&p_fan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:52 pm

Thanks for the link!

You have also refreshed my memory as to the USGS historic Topos.
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/topomaps/f ... 7918105216
The 1950s maps have the Oahu Railway intact from Honolulu until somewhere around NAD.

I need to download some GIS layers for Hawaii so I can use ArcScene to help me get a better feel for the Wahiawa Branch as I find it difficult to clearly understand how the railroad and valley fit into the land.

I understand that there the US Military performed extensive aerial photography during the 1930s. I need to track it down for Hawaii, as well as the Sanborn Maps.


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