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Geospatial Projects

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    Showcasing Research: 

    Hidden Water

         Hidden Water  unveils surface water systems on the east side of Salt Lake Valley, both culinary and irrigation.  Where water comes from and how it's delivered is "hidden" to us. Somehow, it crosses a jumble of political divisions and property lines and arrives at our taps. The intention of this Hidden Water web site is to make that system visible and transparent.  

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    Historical GIS of Salt Lake


         This project is designed as a source material interface, bringing together materials on EPA Superfund Sites, chemical impacts with associated historical businesses along with census and demographic information from 1935-1952 as well as present day information at the click of a button, allowing the opportunity to interact with different types of information while incorporating outside information for analysis.

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  • thumbnail of gis sanborn Reconstructing the Past Through Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

         Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are a highly requested resource in libraries.  Each collection of hand-made maps contains detailed surveyor information on commercial, industrial and residential sections of cities from the mid 1800's to the mid 1950's. 

         This project is presented as a one-stop-shop for all Utah Sanborn Fire Insurance maps complete with catalog links, georeferenced Sanborn maps in both KMZ (Google Earth) and zip (ArcGIS) format for access by students, staff and faculty as well as interactive Google Earth windows displaying each set of georeferenced maps overlaid on a 3-dimensional model

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  • Just Digitize It Just Digitize It!

          The Marriott Library's "Endeavor to Bring Geological Scholarship to the World" was initiated by members of the Marriott Library's Geospatial Information Committee.  This project focuses on creating georeferenced versions of geological thesis and dissertation maps.

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  • Then & Now

    Then & Now:

    A Historical Photo Comparison of Downtown Salt Lake City

         This project demonstrates the importance of preserving our local history.  By examining the changes to an area over the course of several decades, an image is depicted of where we are and where we have come.

         This downloadable project focuses on photos of buildings in downtown Salt Lake City.  Geographically plotted in Google Earth, the historic image can be compared side-by-side to the contemporary using Google Street View.

  • Library Interactive MapJ. Willard Marriott Library Interactive Map

         To aid students, staff and faculty of the University of Utah as well as visitors to the J. Willard Marriott Library, this interactive interface was designed and created to assist in easily navigating and accessing information about the library.  Each location contains a photo for easy identification and includes information and links about each department and the services they offer at the library.  These locations can be accessed by clicking on an area of the map or by performing a keyword search for services or departments the individual is interested in.


 Last Modified 3/20/14