A sample map

05-03CarlinAdvances

Folks have been asking me about the look of the maps. Here is a sample map from chapter Five, detailing fighting on September 19th in Viniard Field.

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6 Responses to “A sample map”

  1. Harry Smeltzer Says:

    Will there be elevation lines?

  2. James F. Epperson Says:

    They are in color? I’m impressed!

  3. Don Gallagher Says:

    I just received my copy yesterday, and it looks very well done. I have a question. Are there two Dug Gap’s in North Georgia? The one on your map looks about 8-10 miles West of the one near Dalton.

  4. davidpowell334 Says:

    We did not use contour lines. Originally we intended to, but they presented a couple of problems. The terrain here is a bit dramatic – the valleys are pretty flat, and require 5 or 10 foot contours to really highlight the ground. A normal 20 foot contour makes things too vague, IMO. If you have the Trailhead map, you see that they use 10 foot intervals.

    This is great if you can see the whole map as needed, and place things in context. With our smaller maps, the lines become very confusing.

    Also, when you get to the really high ground – Like Missionary Ridge – the elevation change is so sudden that the contours overwhelm the rest of the map. Instead we fell back on the 19th century method – hatchures – to show hills.

    We did versions both with and without contours, and in the end, felt the current look was superior in clarity and appearance. One of those trade-off things.

    And yes, all maps are in color. I was shocked when Savas-Beatie told us they could do it that way, especially given the retail price of $39.95. I think it’s a great bargain.

    Don,

    The Dug Gap you are thinking of plays a role in 1864 – there is a small park there featuring a fight on May 8. 1864, as part of the Atlanta Campaign. That Dug Gap is in Rocky Face Ridge. Our Dug gap is indeed about 10 miles west of that location, in Pigeon Mountain – just west of Lafayette.

    Dave Powell

  5. Jamie Gillum Says:

    Believe it or not, your map just came to attention down here in Tennessee – at least where I live. It looks fantastic and I think the maps are the most comprehensive ever made. Great Job!

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