“GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost.”
July 1-3 mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and it seems only appropriate to share these rich, interactive resources to commemorate the event (this particular interactive feature uses an ESRI storymap template). This is a fantastic example from the Smithsonian Magazine of how history teaching and research can be benefitted by using GIS with the example of Gettysburg. Many student today visit the sites of the Battle of Gettysburg and get a greater appeciation of battle by getting a sense of the lay of the land and the challenged confronting both armies. National Geographic has additionally put together resources to made out other Civil War battles. GIS is not a tool that is just for geographers; any analysis that requires spatial analysis can be mapped.
See on www.smithsonianmag.com