[Talk-us] Civil War sites

Richard Welty 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
of that.

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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -- 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
>>>         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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