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  ER database
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 07-07-2019, 05:14 AM - Forum: Site Improvement - No Replies

For ease and accuracy of analysis I've decided to give priority to putting the entity relationship information into a database. Then I can write programs to audit the model for possible inconsistencies, reverse relationships (of A is north of B then B is south of A), and new relationships not yet considered.

This provides a means for automated scoring that results from changes to the Zarahemla Centric physical model or other completely different physical models.

I will also create a reverse index that shows the relationships by entity. Right now it is only the entities by relationship.

I am researching GPS mapping for the entities as well as plotting GPS coordinate paths between entities for distance (days travel). These two databases will take the Zarahemla Centric Model to a whole new level of accuracy and completeness.

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  Heartland Research Group
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 07-07-2019, 04:34 AM - Forum: Share Photos and Information - No Replies

John Lefgren has been leading a group of interested people pursuing archeological findings at Wayne Mays proposed site for the ancient Zarahemla temple. I am one of those people. What has been found so far is a compacted sand base 4" below the surface that is about 130' long by 90' wide by 21' deep. The precise dimensions of this sand base are not yet determined but is in progress. The sand base is distinctly different from the loamy soils that surround it, suggesting that it is of human construction. It's too early to draw conclusions but soil and sand testing is in progress. Aerial photography and ground penetrating magnetometers are also being planned/considered that can show subsurface signs of ancient human habitations in a target 10,000 acre area. Here are some photos and diagrams from John Lefgren of the research being planned.

[Image: SolomonTempleOutline.jpg]

[Image: SandFoundation.jpg]

[Image: Survey.jpg]

[Image: Sensys.jpg]

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  YouTube: Introduction to Zarahemla Centric Model of The Book of Mormon
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 06-30-2019, 05:49 PM - Forum: Share Photos and Information - No Replies

Back on May 5, 2019 I created a YouTube video introducing the Book of Mormon Zarahemla Centric Model. It's my first YouTube video. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzugmW3ZepE

Already it needs some updating. In the next month or so I'll update the information in it and also make technical improvements.

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  John C Lefgren
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 06-04-2019, 08:55 PM - Forum: Logical Model - No Replies

I have had some good discussions with John Lefgren, the author of April Sixth. A good review of this book is given by John P Pratt.

After carefully reviewing the Zarahemla Centric Model, John Lefgren is totally on board with it and very encouraging. Because of my discussions with John, I have added some background detail on the placement of cities destroyed in the time of Christ and created a new section 4.7 for it.

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  Joining this forum
Posted by: Jay Mackley - 05-28-2019, 04:06 PM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

It's incredible to be targeted for so much spam. If you've tried to join this forum you have likely been flushed out with the dirty bathwater. The signup process indicates that a separate email needs to be sent to me for activation -- but that's easy to miss. To join the discussion, sign up in the regular way and then send a separate message to jay@theholyscriptures.info. I also ask that you use your real name and include a real photo.

- Jay Mackley

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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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