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  - - (1863) Battle of Gettysburg - Map Study - Discussion and Feedback    
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johncla
seattle, WA, USA
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animated map of day two, new version runs to 6pm
Posted on: 3/9/2017 12:03:10 PM
A new release of the animated map of day 2 is available, at this address:
http://www.clarksoncs.com/Gettysburg/menu.html.

The new release covers day 2 from 9am up until 6pm and includes much of the fighting at Little Round Top, Devil's Den and the Wheatfield.

You can see a 5-minute YouTube demo of the day two map here:
https://youtu.be/Es2dfe5BWR8

Information sources for the day two map:

James A. Woods; Gettysburg, July 2 The Ebb and Flow of Battle.
Philip Laino; Gettysburg Campaign Atlas
Bradley M. Gottfried; The Maps of Gettysburg - The Second Day
Bradley M. Gottfried; Brigades of Gettysburg
the Batchelder map
Smithsonian Institution’s online map: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/A-Cutting-Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg-1-180947921/

I’m making progress, but the two issues I’m struggling with are:
size and shape of brigade icons. In the day 1 map brigade icon sizes do not change. For the day 2 map I wanted to support snaking icons around corners rather than spinning at corners, and then found myself on a slippery slope. You know how it goes…
downloading the 10 meg map. I may add a progress bar, or may figure out a way to load a low-res map quickly while the high-res map loads in the background.

  - - (1863) Battle of Gettysburg - Map Study - Discussion and Feedback    
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