New ‘Planning Atlanta’ web archive

Duuuuude. I may not be able to lift myself from the inevitable vortex of Atlanta-history goodness that has been laid down by this new Planning Atlanta website.

The fine folks at the Georgia State University library have put together a digital archive of 130 (and growing) planning maps of Atlanta from the 1930s-1990s. And there’s a Google Maps overlay so you can view changes over time.¬†

A news release on the GSU website has the details:

"Documentation of the Atlanta of the past exists, in part, in the numerous city planning maps and publications produced by the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission. These once overlooked items are finding renewed life in the form of a new Georgia State University Library digital collection."

I may go blind. Check it out and be my co-dependent in map obsessiveness, won’t you?