Getting High Resolution Maps
There are many challenges when placing images such as these
city maps on the web for public access. First and foremost is
the quality and readability of the images.
The problem is the size of high quality digital images.
Even using compression software, keeping enough quality in the image
to retain the ability to read all the small names on the maps causes
the files to jump well over 1 to 2 MB per file. Although high speed
access like DSL and cable is widespread, it would prevent
persons with 56K or slower modems from accessing the information. It
would also be expensive for me to store enough files of that size on
the web to make the entire atlas available.
So, I have placed medium quality images on the web that allow the
user to read most of the information. I will also make available to
those people who wish to obtain high quality images for their
personal use for a reasonable cost to cover my time, media and
The images are all copyright protected and may not be used for
any commercial purposes. You will, however, receive an authorized
use statement with your order allowing you to use the maps in the
pursuit of your personal genealogy, which includes the use of the
maps on your personal web site and the inclusion in a personal
family history book you produce.