Danville unveils “Places in Time” images showing city’s iconic spots


Courtesy of Danville Places in Time

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – The city of Danville has a new online story map which showcases the city’s iconic spots, called Danville Places in Time.

The story map shows a collection of photos and maps centered on the downtown area as well as the North Danville area and covers a period of time from the 1950s through the 1990s.

The maps were digitized and then georeferenced over the current map of Danville to show how the City was laid out as well give a glipse into what businesses were in downtown and the North Main areas at that point in time. The term “georeferencing” refers to the process of taking a digital image and adding geographic information to the image so that mapping software can “place” the image in its appropriate real-world location.

There are 48 photos and maps of downtown and 45 photos and maps of North Danville. You can view the story map here.

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