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An interactive geospatial study of historical, environmental and health related impacts to Salt Lake City.

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The Historical GIS of Salt Lake CIty.kmz

This project is viewable using Google Earth software.

Note: All components run on network links, allowing layer updates to be applied without the need to download a new version of the project.

Unfamiliar with Google Earth?  We've got you covered!  Visit our website to view Google Earth Tutorial videos on a variety of topics.

Sister Project - The Historical GIS of Ogden City

     The Historical GIS of Ogden City focuses on the impact of previously non-banned or regulated chemicals in use from the 1930's through the 1950's on the land and water of Ogden City and its surrounding communities. Information about EPA Superfund Sites along with their boundaries and impacts are used in conjunction with decennial census data, ACS data, and Ogden Yellow Pages to show the impact Superfund Chemicals had on the land and people in and around Ogden City. The Historical GIS of Ogden City operates under the same software and format as the Historic GIS of Salt Lake City.

Download a copy of this project by selecting the link below:

The Historical GIS of Ogden Utah.kmz

This project is viewable using Google Earth software.

Note: All components run on network links, allowing layer updates to be applied without the need to download a new version of the project.

Unfamiliar with Google Earth?  We've got you covered!  Visit our website to view Google Earth Tutorial videos on a variety of topics.

About This Project

     The Historical GIS of Salt Lake City focuses on the impact of later banned or regulated chemicals in use primarily from 1935-1952.  Each chemical impact layer draws upon content from the J. Willard Marriott Library collections, EPA Superfund Site data and other external data sources to forge relationships between the different materials.  Each analysis provides users with detailed information on each chemical, associated businesses, the extent of EPA Superfund site impacts as well as reports found in the media. 

     By incorporating additional Salt Lake City layers on a variety of topics, users are able to gain a deeper understanding of each chemical and the resulting impacts to Salt Lake City, making this project beneficial to researchers across multiple disciplines.

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