ARTstor is a non-profit initiative¸ founded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation¸ with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship¸ teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields. It is a searchable database of more than 300¸000 digital images and related data. Combinations of images¸ data and text provides comprehensive art-related teaching¸ learning and researching capabilities. Images can be viewed and analyzed through features such as zooming and panning.
"The mission of the Cincinnati Area Geographic Information System (CAGIS) is to create a revolutionary computerized information sharing system that enables the fundamental transformation of government and utility service management and delivery. CAGIS is to offer government, utility companies, groups, or citizens a new, intelligent, and cost effective tool to make informed decisions based on shared data within a standard framework.
In 1995 CAGIS established the foundation for automating the functions of government and utilities whose activities create the inventories of sewers, land records, water, drainage, electrical systems, streets, right of way, etc. supporting the community. Having a real-time availability of the graphic and alpha - numeric inventories has been demonstrated as the strategy upon which major cost improvements in line department operations are based. In 1995 CAGIS began the design for the automation of the Permits System for the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company as the first stage of embedding maintenance of inventory data into the on-going work of employees. The Permits project concentrates on the additions and deletions made to all of the public and utility managed inventories by the activities of the private sector. The goals of the project are to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the permitting services offered the private sector while enabling the real time parallel maintenance of the graphic and alpha numeric inventory databases."
The historical map collection has over 93,000 maps and related images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, and the World.
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
Sanborn Historic Maps (formerly, Sanborn Digital Maps) are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn Maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names¸ street and sidewalk widths¸ property boundaries¸ building use¸ and house and block numbers. These maps are heavily used in both public and academic libraries by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods¸ urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities¸ and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.Coverage: 1867 - 1970
PolicyMap is a cloud-based data and mapping platform enabling government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the U.S. It may be used for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.
SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap) is a web-based mapping application to create professional quality, interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of U.S. demographic, business, and marketing variables. Select, sort, and compare data across multiple geographic locations and create custom reports exportable to spreadsheets. First time users must create an account to login.