Stanford
OCTOBER 01, 2014
Visualization
Examples of Digitizing Rail from Historic USGS Quads
Examples of Digitizing Rail from Historic USGS Quads
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One of the goals of the Shaping the West project is to construct a complete digital and spatially accurate network of the railroads as they existed at the turn of the century. We scan the oldest available USGS topographic quadrangles at map archives and then digitally trace the scanned map image in ArcMap. These images illustrate a small sample of our railroad network superimposed on an original USGS quad.

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