A City Evolves: Maps and Visions of Boston from 1775-Present
The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase images and illustrations in our map collections that demonstrate historic changes to the City of Boston. Our selection of maps focus on Boston’s regional core and three transformative areas: Roxbury, the Greenway and the South Boston Waterfront. These maps tell the story of the changing cityscape over time and are digital reproductions of actual historic maps. The primary goals of the exhibit are to provide examples of the evolution of mapmaking from handmade to digital cartography; to illustrate dramatic changes to the City of Boston; and to showcase the work of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, the BRA’s Office of Digital Cartography and GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and the BRA’s Urban Design Technology Group.
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