From The Vancouver Sun:
One of the coolest documents in the Vancouver archives is the 1912 Goad’s Atlas of the City of Vancouver and Surrounding Municipalities.
It shows every single building in the city, the old streetcar lines, and the location of long-gone piers on the waterfront.
Unfortunately few people outside the archival community know the Goad’s Atlas even exists. But the Vancouver archives hopes to change this, because it’s just been scanned and mounted onto Vanmap, the city’s geographic information system.
The plates have been digitally stitched together and “georectified” so that they seamlessly blend with a modern map. You can also look up various neighbourhoods on the city’s “Open Data Catalogue,” which provides access to 130 city “datasets.
Direct to Vanmap
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