Mapping JFK’s motorcade

Motorcade 63 is a nifty piece of JFK research from programmer Mark Tyler.

Tyler has reconstructed the passage of the President Kennedy’s motorcade through Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 by combining photographic and eyewitness evidence. He explains his transparent methodology and his conclusions here.

In a note to researchers Tyler says this:

Over the next few months I hope to add more key witnesses and fine tune the work so it is consistent with the factual record (i.e. photos, films, and corroborated witness statements).  People are welcome to offer advice regarding how to improve the work.

Working on this project has helped me understand the events from 1963 in much greater detail, and I hope others find the animation useful for their studies too. 

You can send him a message via Twitter


  1. KEN MUSZYNSKI says:

    Regarding Tyler’s impressive reconstruction:

    (1) Has anyone tested if shells falling on the sixth floor can in fact be heard by witnesses on the floor immediately below?

    (2) Could Oswald have made the shots using his rifle considering that it was likely misaligned because it had been carried into the building disassembled and reassembled only on the morning of the assassination without ever being zeroed in?

  2. Jill Wilkins says:

    I looked so many times Zapruder frame by frame and to my opinion governor Connally was hit before JFK by the same shot that mean the bullet came from the front . Even after watching Myller · D , I feel the same .

  3. Val Zampedro says:

    I find it interesting that the pilot car stopped for several seconds in front of the Texas School Book Depository.

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