Urban Mapping Tools

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Apr 19, 2023
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About BCG
4m 29s
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 17s
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Land Ownership Maps
9m 32s
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Fire Insurance Maps
17m 15s
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City Directories
5m 06s
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Panorama Maps
2m 42s
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Examples and Best Practices
21m 24s
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House Histories
2m 34s
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Modern GIS Applications
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Questions / answers
5m 33s

About this webinar

This presentation will suggest strategies to correlate large amounts of information often developed in urban research, with a significant emphasis on the use of cartographic resources. Generally, researchers of urban settings have an abundance of sources to consider. Many times, the challenge is to connect and analyze multiple, even overwhelming, amounts of information. A variety of resources will be discussed, especially, cadastral maps (land ownership), Sanborn fire insurance maps and city directories.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, a retired colonel who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is a past president and current board member of BCG. He coordinates the Advanced Land course
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  1. HS
    Helen Simmons
    3 days ago

    Great presentation! Love all the information and resources available. Thank you!

  2. VP
    Victoria Pauley
    1 month ago

    Soundly packed with excellent information – Rick Sayre provides well thought-out practical applications using Geography and Genealogy, soundly undergirded with the Genealogy Proof Standard and professional considerations. One for the “repeat” button, definitely!

  3. GL
    Graham Lowe
    1 month ago

    Rick Sayre, thank you for your in-depth and broad coverage presentation!!! I’ll need to watch the replay in chunks to grasp the information. Also, I will make a note to myself that this webinar is a fantastic urban mapping reference for my future research. Thanks again!

  4. DC
    Debbie Cravens
    1 month ago

    So much information, wonderfully and clearly presented. I will definitely watch again. I’m pleased that the syllabus is so comprehensive.

  5. KC
    Karin Coppernoll Coppernoll
    1 month ago

    What can I say? Rick is always great. He is the expert on maps!

  6. FU
    Fran Ussery
    1 month ago

    So much genealogy knowledge in Maps!

  7. JD
    John Danielson
    1 month ago

    My relatives usually lived at least one block past the edge of the zone valuable enough for insurance maps! But what great examples of correlation, and was happy to save and print out the huge handout.

  8. SH
    Susan Hollis
    1 month ago

    Superior as usual.


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