Augusta Canal featured on PBS

By: Staff
By: Staff
Augusta Canal (Courtesy Augusta Canal National Heritage Area)

Augusta Canal (Courtesy Augusta Canal National Heritage Area)

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW) -- The Augusta Canal has made it "on the map," the PBS interactive map.

The landmark is now featured on the PBS American Experience "Engineering Map of America." The new interactive map features some of America's most significant engineering projects throughout history.

The "Engineering Map of America," created by PBS American Experience, is premiering today along side a series featuring major engineering achievements.

The interactive map, that can be found on PBS.com, and features vintage photos of the canal's headgates and locks, the Confederate Powder Works, and the towpath along with other historic images. You can also read information on the significance of the canal and its structures.

The map has been crowd-sourced, which means online users can contribute material to the map by pinning photos or other information. In addition to the online map, there's also the interactive app.

The Mapping History for iPhone users to view other landmarks that are nearby their current location. App users can also contribute to a landmark's pins.


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