The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta’s built environment and human landscape was shaped in large part by highway construction through the city’s downtown area in the middle part of the 20th century.  Making use of modern GIS analysis and visualization tools, the series of interactive maps and text provide an exceptional example of how technology and data can be used to convey important information about our past.

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