This project will create a digital tool to visualize and analyze historical Atlanta by providing new ways to integrate spatial and non-spatial data in research and the classroom. The project team will create an application similar to Google Maps, but it will be a digital research tool for Atlanta from the late 1920s through the early 1950s. A geocoder transforms data such as addresses into locations so they can be quickly plotted on a map. The geocoder will assign addressed and map all of the 250,000 building footprints in Atlanta and its environs in 1930. Students, faculty, and researchers can then add layers and tag attributes to a series of addresses in the historic city. This combination of GIS technology and unique datasets will change the way Jim Crow Atlanta is studied.
Geospatial Librarian: Michael Page
MARBL Librarian: Randy Gue
DiSC Project Manager: Stewart Varner