Friday, October 05, 2012

Hannibal's Journey on Google Maps

I really like the map used in the Digital Map of the Roman Empire by the Pelagios Project. I decided to play around with the map today and decided to use the map tiles to plot the route of Hannibal's famous journey to Italy from Carthage.

The Hannibal's Journey map shows the (very rough) route that Hannibal took and some of the major battles that he fought with the Roman Empire along the way. I also used the Polyline Symbols function in the Google Maps API to include an animated arrow that provides a little bit of action to an otherwise fairly static map.

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