[Talk-us] Civil War sites

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Mar 8 22:09:23 GMT 2011

historical mapping can be hard. i have the resources to do a bunch of it for
the Civil War, but the tagging system doesn't support a lot of the data and
it would just make a mess  of the map, i think, right now.

but there are cases where we could tag historic road names where they differ
in a significant way from current names without too much trouble. this 
add clutter.

On 3/8/11 5:05 PM, Steven Johnson wrote:
> FWIW, when we mapped at Manassas, we mapped what's on the ground now. 
> Not to say there couldn't be other approaches, but we didn't really 
> have a plan in hand to do historical mapping.
> -- SEJ
> t: @geomantic
> s: sejohnson8
> "A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting 
> entirely of jokes." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 16:40, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net 
> <mailto:rwelty at averillpark.net>> wrote:
>     definitely. i've done some mapping of the Antietam Battlefield Park,
>     and would love to do more.
>     how do you (SteveC) envision this? there are numerous things that
>     can be
>     mapped, but some would seem pretty unreasonable to attempt in OSM
>     as it is now (e.g., showing all the unit locations during the day
>     at Antietam
>     as they appear on the 1908 Cope maps).
>     On 3/8/11 3:39 PM, Steven Johnson wrote:
>>     I would definitely be interested. We had a mapping party at
>>     Manassas Battlefield last June, but there are so many other
>>     battlefields within an easy drive of WashDC that need greater
>>     visibility on the map. And now that the weather is moderating, it
>>     would be a great time to do some historical mapping.
>>     On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 05:00, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com
>>     <mailto:steve at asklater.com>> wrote:
>>         Hi
>>         Anyone interested in mapping civil war sites, maybe with a
>>         mapping party? I mention because the anniversaries are all
>>         coming up.
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