*Photo Credit – The New York Times
By Alison Haller, M.S., Director of Marketing and Communications at Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.
A free dataset by Microsoft may become a new tool for historic preservation. This dataset contains 125,192,184 computer generated building footprints in all 50 US states. The data is freely available and available for download. The New York Times recently wrote an article highlighting the unique features of the maps and how these maps can show us the history, culture, and growth of cities across the United States. Read more at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/12/us/map-of-every-building-in-the-united-states.html