Amache Web Map and Directory Search

Searchable Amache Map

I’ve developed a web app which includes a map of Amache as well as the ability to search the camp directory from either 1943 or 1945. Use the search bar at the top to enter names or barrack address (ex: 7G_5F).  Have a look and see if you can find the person you’re looking for. This was done using ArcGIS Online and is hosted by the University of Denver.

Link to the Amache Camp Directory Map:
http://arcg.is/1Oae1f

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Mapping Amache – Here We Go!

I have been mapping Amache Internment Camp since 2010… The challenge is to present this information in a way that makes it useful, accessible and honors the people who lived there.

Amache Internment Camp is located near Granada, Colorado. It is where over 10,000 Japanese-American citizens and persons of Japanese ancestry were forced to live from 1942-1945. It is also called Granada Relocation Center.

I have been mapping Amache Internment Camp since 2010 as a GIS specialist for the University of Denver Department of Anthropology. It is my good fortune to be working on this project still.

This weblog is intended to follow along with the long-term project of mapping this one square mile of earth where so much history took place. The basic map of Amache has been developed over the last few years. There are layers for things like roads, boundary, housing blocks, barracks and so forth. The challenge is to present this information in a way that makes it useful, accessible and honors the people who lived there.

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