[Talk-us] Civil War sites
rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Mar 9 01:44:05 GMT 2011
truly. i've spent a lot of time immersed in Antietam and the Maryland
Campaign of 1862 and would love to figure out a way to convey some
On 3/8/11 8:30 PM, Steven Johnson wrote:
> So, Steve - when you made your initial query, did you have something
> in mind?
> There are scads of sites scattered throughout the Mid-Atlantic area
> and, as you can see, a number of us with both interest and experience
> with mapping historical sites. If we can bring our resources to bear
> (I'm thinking MappingDC...) I think it could be a really awesome project.
> -- 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 17:09, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net
> <mailto:rwelty at averillpark.net>> wrote:
> 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 wouldn't
> 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
>>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 05:00, Steve Coast
>>> <steve at asklater.com <mailto:steve at asklater.com>> wrote:
>>> 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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