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N1C vs M2C
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  Quick Update
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 05-17-2019, 07:06 PM - Forum: Share Photos and Information - No Replies

Basic upgrades to the Entity relationship table are complete.
Jonathan Neville had agreed to give a complete review of the logical and physical model but it looks like he has reneged :-(
I am starting a series of YouTube videos to present various entities of the model. The intro is https://youtu.be/mzugmW3ZepE

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  Future Site Enhancements and Plans
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 05-17-2019, 07:00 PM - Forum: Site Improvement - No Replies

Basically the BookOfMormonCovenantsLands site is completed except for one final fine-tuning of the Entity Relationship table.

Planned new features include:

  1. Videos for the major entities, to be put on the site and on YouTube. See https://youtu.be/mzugmW3ZepE
  2. Chronological time lines
  3. Jaredite entities and Jaredite master map.

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  Youtube Video
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 05-17-2019, 04:13 PM - Forum: General Comments - No Replies

I have a new youtube video introducing the logical and physical models of Book of Mormon geography and how they are built.  See https://youtu.be/mzugmW3ZepE

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  N1C vs M2C
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 02-16-2019, 06:13 PM - Forum: General Comments - No Replies

I have a new blog posting on the state of the N1C vs M2C controversy. See Book of Mormon Covenant Lands

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  Physical Model Upgrades - Round 2
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 02-16-2019, 05:40 PM - Forum: Physical Model - No Replies

The Round 2 makeover on the Physical Model is in progress and about 75% completed. Information and maps of war campaigns, missionary travels and other historical activity is being upgraded to conform to the Logical Model upgrades. Also added to the top of each section is the last revision date. Some of these sections are 2+ years old!

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  Entity Relationships upgraded. New tasks upcoming.
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 11-28-2018, 10:52 PM - Forum: Logical Model - No Replies

For the last 5+ months all my efforts have been to add depth and feature/functionality to the Nephite/Lamanite Entity Relationship tables. This has also resulted in some improvements to the logical model and subsequently (via trickle down) some minor changes to the physical model as well.

Additionally, and thanks to feedback received (primarily from Jonathan Neville), the methodology of the logical model is now fully explained at http://theholyscriptures.info/BookOfMormonCovenantLands in section 3.

Current task list:

  1. I need 3rd party input on the Entity Relationships. Desperately.
  2. The Physical Model correlations to the Book of Mormon text needs a round of review and update. This is all of section 4. My next task.
  3. The Jaredite Entity Relationship tables need the same upgrades that I just finished for the Nephite/Lamanite. For now I have commented out Jaredite stuff. Item 2 comes first.
  4. Longer term, is to create a complete Book of Mormon chronology in an interactive horizontal scroll box. 
The above list probably represents at least three more years of additional labor, at the current rate of doing it all myself.

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  Zarahemla Centric Heartland Map
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 06-19-2018, 06:35 PM - Forum: Physical Model - No Replies

Several months ago I completed the overall "master" map of Nephite/Lamanite territories mentioned in the Book of Mormon. I am now calling it the "Zarahemla Centric Heartland Map" or ZCHM (which also stands for Zarahamla Centric Heartland Model). See section 1.1 of Book of Mormon Covenant Lands.

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  Changes to Presentation of Logical Model
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 06-19-2018, 06:30 PM - Forum: Logical Model - No Replies

Because of feedback received, I have reorganized and re-written much of the information on the logical model to focus more on:

  1. How the methodology being proposed for Book of Mormon geography actually works.
  2. Improvements on the "Rules of Navigation" section. It is now split into two sections, 1) Interpretation Rules; and 2) Application rules. Each of these rules now has a better presentation with commentary and examples. Some rules have been dropped.
  3. Better explanation of what the Logical Model actually is and how it works.
  4. Added a section on the goal of seeking consensus via the Logical Model.
  5. Minor updates throughout that clarify various issues vis-a-vis the Logical Model.
  6. Currently working on a better presentation of the Entity Relationships, to indicate a one-on-one correspondence to the cited scriptures and the Rules employed for the Entity.

I appreciate so much the comments I have received!

- Jay

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  Jonathan Neville
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 06-18-2018, 11:03 PM - Forum: General Comments - No Replies

I recently had several long email exchanges with Jonathan Neville regarding Book of Mormon geography. Jonathan is the author of two books that I admire greatly: Letter VII and The Lost City of Zarahemla. He had many useful critiques on the Book of Mormon Covenant Lands website regarding both the logical model and the "master" map of section 1. He says he likes the general approach of the Entity Relationship table but does not at present agree with the "Zarahemla Centric" map. Both Jonathan and also Jeri have suggested the logical model presentation be improved so the scripture citations can be matched up to the entity definitions. Good idea. Encouragingly, Jonathan indicated a willingness to give he Logical Model a complete review in the September time-frame. I should have my updates to it completed by then and probably much sooner. Also because of the email exchange, I have reorganized and re-written much of the information on the logical model to focus more on:

  1. How the methodology being proposed for Book of Mormon geography actually works.
  2. Improvements on the "Rules of Navigation" section. It is now split into two sections, 1) Interpretation Rules; and 2) Application rules. Each of these rules now has a better presentation with commentary and examples. Some rules have been dropped.
  3. Better explanation of what the Logical Model actually is and how it works.
  4. Added a section on the goal of seeking consensus via the Logical Model.
  5. Minor updates throughout that clarify various issues vis-a-vis the Logical Model.
  6. Currently working on a better presentation of the Entity Relationships, to indicate a one-on-one correspondence to the cited scriptures and the Rules employed for the Entity.
I appreciate so much the comments I have received!

- Jay

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  Map of Nephite/Lamanite Nations
Posted by: Jeri - 05-20-2018, 09:51 PM - Forum: General Comments - Replies (1)

I think it would be helpful on your map in section 1.1 if you were to take the information that is directly above the map and include it on the map as a legend. For example "names in yellow" and the dates, "names in red" and the dates, "capital letters" represent lands, "upper-lower case" represent cities, etc. This would make it easier to instantly read and interpret the map.

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