Animated Maps on Memorial Day Weekend
On this memorial day weekend the History Channel is kicking off a week of Civil War themed shows. While watching I thought I’d see if there were any interesting maps available on the intertubes. What did I find? Some wonderful animated maps from the Civil War Trust ! The maps are flash based and progress through some key battles of the war. The site also provides users historical maps and new digital maps that are static.
Additionally, the site has available BattleApps. The BattleApps are virtual Civil War tour guides for the war or specific battles for the iPhone or iPad. The apps are location aware and throughout the tour one could view video clips from the national park service and see locations of troops of both the North and South. Another great example of giving old paper maps a new lease on life with digital innovation!
Fredericksburg Gets Civil War App: MyFoxDC.com
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Along these lines, you may be interested in GIS lessons created for the Civil War battles and other historical pursuits. The folks over at The Virginia Experiment are sharing their teacher-created resources: http://tinyurl.com/4ynxyrm
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