This atlas will be available on Amazon.com and Arkansas Toothpick on June 10, 2016!
The digital reconstruction of the original 1864 map was done in a series of phases, beginning with the graphic creation of each township respective to its known geographic location. In essence, cities and towns, home sites, businesses, forts, and encampments were represented by known geographic points and the resulting digitization of the respective image files of each township had to be properly overlaid over the entire state of Arkansas. Points on the map, like township corners, had to be matched up and anchored to their coinciding known locations. This process is called georectification. To reduce the amount of warping, each section of the state had to be broken into townships, consisting of 1,465 pieces of a larger puzzle of 1864 Arkansas. The georectification and digitization processes took several months to complete. An editorial decision was made to only include certain rivers to avoid a complex exhaustive hydrology that would distract from the historic value of the military nature of this atlas. In short, know there were more streams in Arkansas but only rivers that were named in the original map and rivers that intersected road crossings were digitized and added to the atlas.