Project

Title
Illinois State Highway Maps  
Geographic Area
Illinois, St. Louis, MO metropolitan area  
Organization
Illinois State Library  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://www.idaillinois.org/cgi-bin/ida/specificCollection.pl?url=isl9  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Illinois State Library  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
Dublin Core  
Num Items
64  
Scale
varies  
Years
1917 - 2008
Description
The Illinois State Library owns one of the two definitive collections of the Illinois state highway map. This historic run is so valuable for so many purposes that the State Library map staff chose to scan the state highway map as one of its first web map access projects. The State Library holds the Governors/Div. of Highways/IDOT version as well as the Secretary of State's version but only the Secretary of State's version was scanned except for some years, such as the 1950's and 1960's, when only a Div. of Highways version was published. The collection begins in 1917, when the roads were trails and were named instead of numbered, through the early years of Rt. 66, the beginning of the interstate highway system, and finally up to the present day.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
400 ppi  
Compression Ratio
100:1  
Image Management Software
CONTENTdm  
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
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Contact Information

Organization
Illinois State Library  
Name
Map Department  
E-Mail
islmap@ilsos.net  
Phone
(217) 782-5823