A fun San Francisco map stitched together by noted SF cartographer David Rumsey has popped up again online, and even though it’s a few years old, it’s worth another look.
The map is a composite of 1938 aerial images taken by Harrison Ryker over the city. Rumsey and his team stitched together 164 of the aerial images to form a zoomable map of incredible detail. They published the map in 2011and it made the rounds again in 2013.
Zoom around and you’ll see the old Seals Stadium – with a game in progress – at 16th and Bryant streets. You’ll see sand dunes in the Outer Sunset and an Army landing strip at Crissy Field. But other parts of the Presidio are whited out, likely because they showed sensitive military info.
Can you see your street? Many are marked, and the level of detail is gorgeous.