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Historic Tehachapi Maps and Air Photos

General Land Office Township Plats

Tehachapi Townships

Tehachapi Townships (Vector Google Earth KML file)

General Land Office, Township Plats - Downloads. (Source: www.glorecords.blm.gov)

Mount Diablo Meridian Georeferenced PDFs* Google Earth KML files
31S, 32E (1876)
PDF
KML
32S, 31E (1854)
PDF
KML
32S, 32E (1854)
PDF
KML
32S, 32E (1855)
PDF
KML
32S, 33E (1854)
PDF
KML
32S, 33E (1855)
PDF
KML
32S, 34E (1855)
PDF
KML

San Bernardino Meridian Georeferenced PDFs* Google Earth KML files
11N, 14W (1855)
PDF
KML
12N, 14W (1855)
PDF
KML

1855 Tehachapi Trails PDF KML
Note: The Tehachapi Trails data was intrepreted from the township plats and other early maps. Due to my uncertainity for some of the routes there are gaps in the lines. The KML file is a line (vector), not a graphic (raster).

1939 Air Photos

  Georeferenced PDFs* Google Earth KML files
Tehachapi City PDF KML
Tehachapi City East PDF KML
Monolith West PDF KML
Monolith PDF KML
Proctor Lake East PDF KML
Tehachapi Old Town PDF KML
Golden Hills West PDF KML
Brite Valley PDF KML
Bear Valley West
PDF
KML
Bear Valley East
PDF
KML
Bear Valley North PDF KML
Tehachapi Prison
PDF
KML
Cummings Valley North PDF KML
Cummings Valley West PDF KML
Stallion Springs PDF KML
Tehachapi Loop
PDF
KML
Caliente
PDF
KML

Historic Maps (Map source: http://geonames.usgs.gov)

Caliente 1914 PDF KML
Mojave 1915
PDF
KML

Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler's Atlas Sheet No. 73, 1883

1898 Official Map of Kern County by Charles H. Congdon
(Source: http://davidrumsey.com)

 

How to create a high resolution Google Earth ground cover. Sharing some of my lessons learned.

*The PDF files can be viewed with Adobe Reader, however since they are georeferenced you can down load Avenza (aka PDF maps) to your smart phone to view them as well. Since they are georeferenced, Avenza will display a blue dot to show where you are on the map.
**FYI: Except for the Tehachapi Tehachapi Townships, and Trails KML files, the other KML don't open in Google Earth on my Android phone.

 

.Larry Vredenburgh