Military maps of Arras 1917

A google map of the Battle of Arras 1917 maps from WikipediaWe’ve taken some military maps from Wikimedia Commons to produce a KML layer. A KML file is a file that contains geographic annotation and visualisation for earth viewing software. Within the map are 4 layers – some of which might obscure other layers, and so you can turn these off and on, or, in Google Earth, scale a layer’s opacity.

Instructions for opening in Google Earth: If you haven’t already, download Google Earth to your computer, and open the KML file. You can use your cursor to move around the globe and in many cases zoom down to street level.

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About Pat Lockley

I helped to develop this site's structure and elements of the theme. I worked to develop a series of visualisations and open data resources for this site and to help approach World War One from new perspectives More examples of my work exist on my website
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One Response to Military maps of Arras 1917

  1. Sorry but the positioning and scaling of these overlays is really not very good – a nice idea for the anniversary but poorly executed.

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