The D.C. Water Atlas
Done as part of the institutional component of the Tyler Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks, the project consisted of gathering, for the first time and in one place, maps of the ways in which water shaped and continues to influence the form of the City of Washington, D.C. and the larger capital region. Visit the full, interactive site here: www.doaks.org/resources/water-atlas
The Atlas was the product of a year-long research project involving extensive archival work to locate paper maps which were then digitized and assembled in consistent form. The digital format of the project allows for interaction and for the user to see changes in the landscape over time and the various scales at which planners and engineers confronted hydraulic and urban problems.