EDR’s Certifed Sanborn® Map Report is the result of a search of the
complete holdings of the Sanborn Library, which dates from 1866 and includes over 1.2 million Sanborn Maps. This essential Phase I historical information source tracks the changing landscape and property uses of approximately 12,000 American cities and towns since the late 19th century.
Since its investment in the Sanborn Map Company's collection in 1996, EDR has revolutionized the fire insurance map research process. The original Sanborn collection has been digitized and can be searched from your desktop through EDR's website. EDR's Sanborn Search Engine is the only system that searches the Sanborn Library collection using latitude and longitude and provides instant, site-specific search results.
Enhancements to EDR’s Sanborn Map service include:
Since the entire collection has been rescanned into a seamless digital mosaic, reviewing Sanborn maps as part of your historical research has never been more convenient or valuable. With Seamless Sanborn, your target property is centered in the middle of the Sanborn image, and the image will always be oriented north-up. With this improvement, turnaround time has been reduced, and the mosaic images integrate with other tools, like the online Sanborn Map Viewer.
Interactive Sanborn Viewer
Scan through various years of Sanborn coverage with an online viewing tool that allows you to layer and switch between Sanborn maps, current aerial photos and Google Street View, Change the opacity of each layer to view multiple images simultaneously. To access the Sanborn Viewer, just click the link in your Certified Sanborn Map Report PDF. Find out more here.
High-resolution scans of every map in the Sanborn Library
EDR has invested in re-scanning each of the more than 1.2 million maps in the Sanborn Library. The result is that you will be able to see more detail and extract more valuable information than ever before.
A unique certification number that can be used to validate your search
The Sanborn certification number provides you with the most complete documentations that you have searched the complete Sanborn Library collection, the largest and most comprehensive collection of Sanborn Maps, and that you are licensed to reproduce the map images in your report. (Sanborn Maps obtained from EDR-authorized resellers will receive the same certification benefits.)
- Search by latitude/longitude, order and receive maps online
- Review instant map coverage results
- Same-Day Sanborns! service to get your Sanborn Maps within one business day
Fill out the form below to learn more about the EDR Certified Sanborn Map Report.