Atlanta map

ATLMaps is a digital platform that allows users to overlay historical maps and vector data on a modern map of Atlanta to view changes over time, investigate research questions, or share stories about the city.

Users can create and save projects or simply explore thousands of map layers from Emory University and Georgia State University Libraries, as well as data points from Atlanta-focused research projects.

The materials in ATLMaps can be searched by multiple filters and subject tags, or by location of interest in the metro Atlanta area. This inter-institutional, interdisciplinary project brings together materials that would normally not be easily viewed alongside one another and gives greater visibility to library collections and research data.

Project Highlights

Emory Partners

Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Robert W. Woodruff Library

Additional Partners

Atlanta Studies Network

Georgia State University


Emory University

Georgia State University

Knight Foundation

Project Contacts ATLMaps website





Key Contributions

ECDS projects advance Emory University's mission through research, pedagogy, publishing, and public scholarship.

Research ATLMaps showcases collections from Emory Libraries alongside researcher-created data and maps from Emory and neighboring academic and cultural institutions, encouraging exploration of Atlanta's history and development to the academic and broader community of Atlanta.
Pedagogy Faculty involved in the project team are developing ways for ATLMaps to be incorporated into the classroom.
Public Scholarship ATLMaps is a publicly available site and encourages members of the Atlanta community to explore the factors that have influenced the development of their city. The platform makes academic library archival collections and research data readily available for viewing.