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Sanborn Map Sample

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of 1886.  Find the full size using the link in the box to the right for Missouri.

Google SketchUp + Google Earth

Google SketchUp is a great tool to create maps.

Import Google Earth images into SketchUp to create topo maps and models.

Video tutorial: "How to Create a Topo Map with Sketchup" from Designer Hacks

Map Web Sites

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Sites

Below is a list of sites with a limited number of digitized Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps made available through various state and academic institutions.  These are older maps now in the public domain.  To see a large, beautiful, physical 2-volume set for Springfield from 1956, head down to the Library Center on So. Campbell to the local history rare book room. It's worth the trip.