Move Over Google Maps! Marin County Library is doing some serious mapping!

  • Jeff Hurn Act3 Partners
  • Jack Schaeffer Act3 Partners
Keywords: Marin County, digitizing historic maps, maps, digitizing, stitching, scanning, preservation


The digital imaging team at ACT 3 Partners describes the tips and techniques used to capture a special collection of more than 2000 historic maps and surveys for the Marin County Library. Many of the maps which date back to the1800's are fragile and worn but are still used today by surveyors and developers. They were digitally captured on site at the Library's archive, and are now available on the Library's public portal. As researchers, historians and other non-surveyors access the collection, a wealth of cultural history contained in the maps have been discovered.