Thursday, June 09, 2011

Google Maps of the Dead

Fairmount Cemetery Map

The GIS Laboratory of the University of Maine has used Fusion Tables to create this Google Map of Fairmount Cemetery.

The map includes an overlay that shows the location of all the cemetery's graves. If you want to find a specific grave you can select a name from the drop-down menu beneath the map.

If you click on an individual grave displayed on the map you can view details about the deceased, such as the name, year of birth and death.

Hat-tip: Mapperz

Internetowy Lokalizator Grobów

This Google Maps mashup serves as a grave locator for Krakow in Poland. The map lets you search for the grave of any individual and will take you to the deceased's specific grave plot.

The map includes overlays for all of Krakow's cemeteries that shows the individual grave plots within each cemetery. The search box to the left of the map allows the user to search for a specific person's grave. Users are able to define a date range to help narrow the search for popular Polish names.

The map also includes bus-stops for each of the cemeteries, with bus times, and shows the locations of all cemetery entrances.

Walnut Hills Cemetery

This Google Map of Walnut Hills Cemetery in Boston shows location of graves and includes a grave finder facility.

If you want to search for a particular grave you can select the name from a drop-down menu. If you click on the map you can even view a photograph of the headstone of the selected grave.

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