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dc.contributor.advisorKorgaonkar, Yoganand
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Gregory
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-13T23:53:25Z
dc.date.available2023-12-13T23:53:25Z
dc.date.issued2023-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/670221
dc.description.abstractPresent day inhabitants of Kaiserslautern and the surrounding area are largely unaware of a battle that occurred in 1793 between France and Prussia, which witnessed nearly 70,000 soldiers fighting over a region that belonged to neither nation. This study provides an analysis of a study area located in the vicinity of present-day Kaiserslautern, Germany to assess key moments in a series of smaller skirmishes. Two eyewitness account documents provide the information necessary to perform this research. The first document is an encyclopedia of Prussian battles from 1741 – 1815. The second document is a diary which complements and validates the encyclopedia. This research uses data from digital elevation models, in conjunction with known locations of French and Prussian forces as based on eyewitness accounts, to create an array of visualization techniques that include least cost modeling, viewshed, and line of sight, which rely heavily on topographic features such as water and slope. The results demonstrate how the Prussians, although hundreds of kilometers away from Prussia, were able to defeat the French in a battle that occurred 230 years ago. Additionally, the findings indicate that although the French army was much closer to their home borders, that an advantage was never gained due to the diverse battlefield topographic features.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
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dc.subjectEyewitness account validationen_US
dc.subjectLeast cost modelen_US
dc.subjectViewsheden_US
dc.subjectLine of sighten_US
dc.subjectHistorical analysisen_US
dc.subjectKaiserslauternen_US
dc.titleGIS BATTLEFIELD ANALYSIS: DIGITIZING & VALIDATING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE 1793 BATTLE OF KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANYen_US
dc.typeElectronic Reporten_US
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thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographic Information Systems Technologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the MS-GIST Master's Reports collection. For more information about items in this collection, please contact the UA Campus Repository at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
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