Where can I find data of 1906-08 SF for use in a GIS?

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I am looking for as much data, especially if it's in ESRI's shapefile format for ArcView GIS, but any tabular data, hard or softcopy, will do. I am looking for general background geographical data, such as transportation, land usage, forested areas, vacant lots, vacant buildings, open areas (especially debris areas following the Great earthquake and fire), but I am also looking for such data as census data or demographic data showing how many people lived in what neighborhoods, for example. We are studying the plague of 1908 which swept through the city, and it'd be great to find as much georeferenced data from that time period as we can.

-- Eddie Van Slyke (evanslyke@dynatec.com), May 16, 2002

Answers

For those who (like me) wanted to know what the heck ďGISĒ was: http://www.gis.com/

For Eddie, these might help you:

For demographics, you canít beat The Association of Bay Area Governments: http://www.abag.ca.gov/

This is the first time Iíve seen this site, and itís quite interesting: http://www.notfrisco.com/calmem/earthquake/

Scientific info, including lots of charts and time periods: http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/

Lunatic info: The Psychic Salmon: http://www.seattleinsider.com/psychicsalmon.html

-- Miz Rosa (rosadebon@yahoo.com), May 16, 2002.


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