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Spin Your Sanborn Maps

July 19, 2011

A few weeks ago, I made a vague promise that I would hack together some sort of overview map of the rather lovely 1905 Sanborn maps of San Francisco, scanned by the all-powerful David Rumsey.

All 700 of them. Gulp.

Fortunately, Mike Migurski of Stamen Design took pity on me and they whipped up with a crowd-sourcing interface and database to place, scale and rotate the Sanborn maps!

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More details on Mike’s blog.

It’s quite fun (not to mention theraputic), and is coming along quickly. Place some maps before we run out!

Thanks again to the guys at Stamen.

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