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New Obsession: GSU's Digital Atlanta Planning Archive

City planning geeks rejoice! The team at Georgia State University's library has been hard at work creating a digital archive that's sure to eat away potentially productive hours from lovers of all things local history, planning and cartography. Dubbed "Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s-1990s," it's a fascinating collection of 130 maps dating back to Atlanta's Depression era planning efforts; it'll ultimately contain over 1,500 maps and 250 planning publications. The best part: there's the option of overlaying Google Earth and Maps at varying opacity on top of the vintage documents, making it that much easier to comprehend just how much the city's changed (for better or worse) in 80 years.

· New 'Planning Atlanta' web archive [ATLUrbanist]
· Visualize Atlanta's Past with Historical Atlanta Maps from GSU's New "Planning Atlanta" Digital Collection [GSU]