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Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby andrewnz » April 25th, 2015, 4:34 am

Hello,

I have been building an animated map of the Battle of Waterloo using Google Maps to try and show, in reasonable detail, what happened. It's very challenging because sources are unclear, sometimes don't agree, and there was no pan-battle time keeping in place.

So, it's my interpretation based on several key sources. Of course there are errors and a few wild guesses on my part (only a few) but the exercise gave me a new appreciation of how the battle went and I hope it might do the same for someone else.

All helpful comments are welcomed and I'll happily address any errors.

http://zyanmaps.appspot.com/

Thanks,
Andrew Brice (at least six Brices fought at Waterloo)
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » April 25th, 2015, 9:46 am

Clever! Do you identify somewhere the symbols you use?

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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby jf42 » April 25th, 2015, 7:50 pm

Remarkable. I do similar things with small change and counters. If only I had your skill.
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby andrewnz » April 26th, 2015, 12:29 am

Sarah,

There is quite a long list of improvements and additions and a decent key is one of them (but it is in progress). In the interim, if you mouse-over any icon it will show (on the left of the screen) information about that icon.

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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » April 26th, 2015, 8:00 am

Now I see that. A good feature. I also like Marbot trotting off to find Grouchy at the very beginning.

Nice avatar Andrew.

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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby Tarty » April 29th, 2015, 12:56 pm

This is great nicely done.
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby researchingreg » May 3rd, 2015, 12:32 pm

This is a really interesting contribution to understanding the battle. Thank you.
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby HistorysPage » May 25th, 2015, 8:07 am

Amazing - I will have to have a good look at this! Very interesting. :D
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby Digby » February 22nd, 2017, 7:02 am

As a fellow New Zealander, I must congratulate you on an amazing project.

As you have said, it will never be 100% correct, but your map and animations certainly show things very well.
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Re: Animated map of the Battle of Waterloo

Postby Amanda » May 29th, 2017, 9:40 pm

I've just come across this - truly excellent, very well done.
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