Gettysburg: A Spatial Perspective

July 2, 2013

Gettysburg 150.  Most of us in Pennsylvania have been hearing about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg for quite some time.  What some may not realize, however, is that Ann Kelly Knowles and ESRI in partnership with the Smithsonian, created a new way we can examine  different aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg using our spatial thinking abilities.  Check out the following interactive topographic map to see how different perspectives influenced strategic decisions made at Gettysburg.  This map really puts Gettysburg into perspective….spatial perspective!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/A-Cutting-Edge-Second-Look-at-the-Battle-of-Gettysburg.html