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Are there any free Sanborn maps?

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The Library of Congress offers some free Sanborn fire insurance maps online at its website, LOC.gov. To view the maps, users search by state and then select a city for its available maps. Users can also view maps from Canada, Mexico and Cuba.

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Users can also search for maps by two building types: whiskey warehouse and sugar warehouse. If a user knows the exact map he wants, he can type in keywords into a search field. As of 2015, the Library of Congress has over 6,000 Sanborn fire insurance maps in its online database. Users can also view interpretation tools to learn how to read keys, colors, symbols, abbreviations and scales on the maps.

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