Expert Overlay Placement
I am hoping someone here can help me with what appears to be a relatively simple task but one I want to get as accurate as possible.
In doing some genealogical research, I've discovered that one of my ancestors was killed in World War I. Through the use of documents I was given by the National Archives I am fairly confident that I can narrow down the spot where he was killed to within a 10-100 yard area. I have in my possession the "grave location blank" that showed the coordinates (on a specific map) of where he was originally buried (and I assume killed) and have recently been sent a copy of the relevant map (warning: large file).
Some friends who have been helping me with my research have done a pretty good job of stretching the map over the proper area in GE and nailing down the coordinates, but I wonder if there is anyone here who can get a close to exact match between the WWI map and the GE terrain.
Thanks for your time,
PS: If anyone is willing to take on this task, please don't feel obligated to do the whole Verdun A map. The only section that is relevant to my interests is the top left square with the Bois du Chene Sec.
A very cool project you've thrown out here Justin. I'm hoping someone on this forum with more talents and skills than myself is able to assist you.
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Will not claim any talent etc. on aligning overlays. Still I took some minutes and then a few more... to try to adjust your entire overlay to the 'upper left' - hard to do, a big map... - I have added a smaller (specific/local) part of the image/map overlay (from original Verdun A map) of the 'Bois du Chene Sec' region. Both your original full map and the smaller north/west part are included in attached file.
Due to most likely a approx. 3MB size limits here at GEH I can not attach file in this forum. You can, for now, grap the file, all included, from my personal site here:
http://ge.dooley.dk/Verdun A map - B... Chene Sec.kmz
Hope it helps you in your search.
Last edited by T.Dooley; 05-21-2013 at 05:39 PM.