Friday, April 2, 2010

Civil War History Now Accessible to All

New technology now gives people worldwide access to Pennsylvania Civil War History. This is through a partnership with NASA, Carnegie Mellon University and Google as part of the Global Connection Project.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office now has giga-pan, a program that take a hundred high-resolution images and with special software stitch them together to create one massive panorama.

The visuals are then enriched with historical information about the war's battles, the role of women and children and of African-Americans. Michael Chapaloney, Director of Communications for Pennsylvania Tourism Office says in addition to seeing images, people also have the option of booking a hotel and choosing to visit the places they see.

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