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Digital Mapping of Graveyards Project

Marie Mannion

  • Co. Galway – County

Galway County Council working with various community groups in the county has been collecting, and will continue to collect, valuable data at both graveyard and individual memorial level for a number of years. This data has been collected through a number of methods, both paper-based and digital, with the Council has recently developed and is making available a mobile app, and associated standardized survey schema, specifically for use by surveyors at the local level. While the Council currently publishes some graveyard related data to data.gov.ie the Council now wishes release the value of its more comprehensive data holdings by providing free and open access to the full wealth of heritage and local history information contained within the graveyard surveys. This new phase of the project development is ongoing and it is hoped to have a new pubic interface developed in the coming months. This project has received funding from the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.

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