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new version of the day two animated battle map is available

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by johncla, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. johncla

    johncla Private

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    The day two map is now complete through 10 pm and I added a couple new features I think will add a lot of value. It's still a 'beta' version because there's some stuff missing from menus, and I want to do fit and finish work before calling it version one.

    To go straight to the new day two map:
    http://www.clarksoncs.com/Gettysburg/dayTwoB2.html

    To see the 4-minute demo video on YouTube:


    To start at the top level menu which gives you access to day one and day two maps and the videos:
    http://www.clarksoncs.com/Gettysburg/menu.html
     

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  3. infomanpa

    infomanpa First Sergeant

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    Excellent! After completing the complex actions of Day 2, the next day will seem like child's play.
     
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  4. chucksr

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    Thank you--now after lots of study, reruns, I might be able to figure out what happened in and around that wheat field during those three hours! Especially now that I can follow the brigades. The map sure underlines that Longstreet's forces didn't attack down the road as ordered but across it. Appreciate all the hard work that had to have gone into this valuable map.
     
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  5. mofederal

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    Looking pretty good. Keep up the good work.
     
  6. johncla

    johncla Private

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    Thank you all!
     
  7. Iron Brigade

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    Great animated map! Makes following the movements of July 2 so much easier.
     
  8. Chattahooch33

    Chattahooch33 Sergeant Major Civil War Photo Contest
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    Oh my God. That's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.
     
  9. JCF

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    SUPERB !

    Just on first run through watching the action in The Wheatfield it gave me me a better sense of the logic of Sweitzer's placement of his brigade on The Stony Hill - The markers on the loop being all being crammed in there combined with the trees that block some of the fields of view and the confusion and timing of the movements in that part of the field made it difficult for me to put it all together.

    The final version should be shown at the Visitors Center.

    Thank you
     
  10. Larryh86GT

    Larryh86GT First Sergeant

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    Wow. This really shows how immense this battle was. Very cool.
     
  11. Chattahooch33

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    It gets my dander up seeing the hole that Kershaw and Barksdale open up that Wofford absolutely steamrolls through.
     
  12. Chattahooch33

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    Does anyone know where I can get a Hi-Res copy of this map? I want to try to walk McLaw's Division's route to the staging area.
     
  13. johncla

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    Try this:
    1. Look at this page: http://www.codex99.com/cartography/gettysburg.html
    2. Page down to see the gettysburg map
    3. Click the 'rumsey collection' link
    4. Scroll down in the linked page and you'll see download instructions. Looks like it gives you a sid file, which can be converted to other file types.
     
  14. johncla

    johncla Private

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    This map is now available via the 'Digital Public Library of America' web site. See here.
     
  15. Billy Yank

    Billy Yank First Sergeant

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    Exceptionally well done. Gives the viewer actual developments in real time. I should like to save this as a resource.
     

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