Through a process called "geo-referencing", we have added 12 historic maps for you to explore. Click on the "Historic Maps" button below to begin... But remember, it is very easy to over-interpret historic maps!
When a historic map is activated, it is added as a "layer" on top of the current basemap. You can "stack" multiple historic maps by activating more than one; the most recently activated map will be placed on top. To enhance the view, you can adjust the transparency of any historic map.
NOTE: Be sure to click on the icon to learn more about each historic map!
In the Overlays tab, you can add AFRH-W resources to the map. By default, a layer showing all resources is present.
In addition to the resource overlays, the following extra overlays are available to help you get acquainted with the layout of the AFRH-W campus:
Historic Map Disclaimer
While viewing historic map layers, keep the following in mind:
The maps themselves may be inaccurate or approximate.
Overlaying them on current maps is not precise.
The Armed Forces Retirement Home cannot guarantee the reliability of the apparent relationship between features on historic maps and their current location.
The map view does not show the following types of resources:
Physical resources that do not have a permanent location (such as moveable objects)
Resources in the "Recurring Resources" Character Area (curbs, sidewalks)
Resources in the "Spatial Patterns" Character Area (viewsheds, topography, spatial organization)
Click "SHOW HELP" at the top of the page to find a full list of omitted resources.
Cursor: (lat, long)
Select a basemap by clicking on its name below. Not all basemaps are supported at high zoom levels, and will turn off accordingly.
These historic maps can be added on top of the current map view. Multiple maps can be added, and the most recently added map will be shown on top of any other visible historic maps. You can adjust the transparency of each map using the dial.
Click a layer name below to show those resources on the map. Once activated, you can use the dial to adjust the transparency of the layer.
The AFRH-IRIS is powered by Arches v3, a free and open source software platform designed to create and manage rich inventories of culturally signficant resources. Check out the Arches website to learn more, or the Arches forum to get involved.
Visit our agency website: www.afrh.gov
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