Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
University Logo
MyDrury / Email / Moodle

Olin Library: Architecture : Maps

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.