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Michigan State University

Using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online: FIMO (Sanborn in Color)

View very detailed building-level historical maps for Michigan plus 12 U.S. metropolitan areas which can be exported as .jpg images or GeoTIFF.


Using FIMO

Step1: Enter the database and choose between using an interactive map to select your location, or use the Place Name search.


Step 2: Search for your community of interest.  Then click "Show" next to a map year to reveal the index diagram.  Take note of your page number of interest (in this case page 79).


Step 3: Right click on the publication title to open it in a new browser window or tab.


Step 4: Select your page number of interest.  View the page in the larger window, then click 'Download' to download the image.