The soon to be broadcast History Channel special on 15th April will reveal for the first time a complete mapping of the site using sonar and more than 100,000 photographs. A specialist form of mapping showing again how the visual reference and detailed mapping can help unravel what happened in history and why. This project is a great example of large scale data visualisation, showing again what an import role large mapped data sets can play in helping us all understand history.  Links below to r elated press coverage , see the exact location on Maps on Intriguing History…and a lovely clip of the lady who was the last survivor of the Titanic. 

“They were joined by the cable History channel and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Park Service is involved in the mapping. Details on the new findings at the bottom of the ocean are not being revealed yet, but the network will air them in a two-hour documentary on April 15, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank.”

Telegraph Today 9th March 2012


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Intriguing Reosurces: Current press articles for detailed reference:

  1. Telegraph articles
  2. Wall Street Journal
  3.  BBC History in Depth re Titanic
  4. National Geographic’s photo collection of discovery of the Titanic
A short clip of the lovely lady who was the last known survivor of the Titanic…


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