Civil War Cartography
|7:15 pm - 9:00 pm|
Join Camden County College on January 10th for a live Skype presentation by Hal Jespersen on Civil War Cartography.
Readers say that one of the most important features of a modern book about the Civil War is a good collection of understandable, accurate maps. Hal’s presentation, offered via Skype from California, will reveal some of the details behind the process for creating such maps. Hal Jespersen’s cartography business has produced over 2,900 maps for Wikipedia and numerous books, magazines, and battlefield displays. Hal will discuss the state of mapmaking during the war, review the work of some famous cartographers, and describe tools and processes he uses to create maps. Some of the technical concepts included were projection, elevation rendering, evaluating the accuracy of the Official Records Atlas, and plotting the courses of 19th century rivers, roads, and railroads. Presented by the Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable. www.oldbaldycwrt.org
200 College Dr Blackwood, NJ 08012