Message #37:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Denver CO Historic Maps and Images Digital Atlas
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 97 13:27:00 MST
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The Denver Metro Temporal GIS Project is a not-for-profit effort to organize 
the vast array of historic maps and images of the Denver
metropolitan area into a digital atlas of Denver. The idea is to compile a 
"Digital Road Atlas" with hyper-links to places, people and stories that 
comprise the history for the period of the underlying map features.  By 
creating multiple layers in a GIS related to different periods of growth, we 
hope to create both a tool for teaching history and a tool for studying the 
past.  Did you ever wonder what that old building at South Santa Fe and 
Oxford was used for? Why are there so many lakes along the South Platte 
River? Do you know what Denver looked like before interstate highways? What 
places appeared as part of early Denver only to be absorbed by urban growth? 
Where was the original Rocky Mountain News Published?  These and many more 
questions could be best answer by an interactive atlas. By choosing a time 
period, one could move backward 10, 20 or even 100 years to see the events 
and the land as it used to be. Where were the old dumps? Did you know there 
were active coal mines in the metro area? Like to see where the current EPA 
clean-up sites are? Wouldn't you like to know what used to be at those 
locations?  If these ideas sound interesting to you and you would like to 
get more information, you can contact the project coordinator at the 
following address: Jim Castagneri, 12157 West Coal Mine Dr. Littleton, CO. 
80127;  303-904-4388; .

The first meeting of the Metro Denver Temporal GIS project is scheduled for 
Monday January 27th at the Colorado Historical Society, 1300 Broadway, 
Denver, Colorado. The meeting will be held in the 3rd Floor conference room 
beginning at 10:00am. Seating is limited so please e-mail Jim Castagneri if 
you plan on attending.