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State Officials and Civil War Trust Launch New Smartphone Tour of Fredericksburg Battlefield

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FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia, USA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, officials from the Civil War Trust, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism gathered to launch a new smartphone-based mobile tour of the Fredericksburg battlefield. Using GPS technology and Apple’s iPhone platform, the Fredericksburg “Battle App” is designed to help tourists locate and learn about historic sites using audio, video and animated content.

The Battle App offers four individual tours that take visitors to well-known sites currently protected by the National Park Service, as well as lesser-known battlefield locations in downtown Fredericksburg and elsewhere. In addition to multimedia content, users also have easy access to full orders of battle, chronologies, fact sheets and even a quiz.

The Fredericksburg Battle App was developed by the Civil War Trust and its technology partner NeoTreks, with the support of the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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