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 Encoding: 32 TEXT http://www.sni.net/~castagne/des.html 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.