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GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative

Visit the GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative

Using Free and widely available software, you can explore GSSA cemetery locations live on line!

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The project is maintained on its own page: GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative

You will need a broadband connection and “Google Earth” software (which is available for free from Google Inc.) preloaded on your computer to view this.  A free download is available from   http://earth.google.com

You can click on the pop up box to view data about the cemetery record, and the page also indicates whether the cemetery information is available on DVD, or in the eGSSA Photo library, or both.

For further information contact Peter Moss

Who developed this GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative?

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The Moss family presented with the GSSA Extra Mile Award for development of the GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative.
Cemetery location information in GPS form was collected from the many volunteers who have over the years provided information to the Cemetery Recording Project and the Photo Project; this information is collated in the master Cemetery Index by Peter and Beverley Moss. Their sons Stewart and Adrian, who spent many happy hours of their childhood sitting in hot cars while Peter & Beverley recorded yet another cemetery of interest, provided the initiative and technical expertise for the Initiative:
• Stewart conceived the initial idea and undertook the software development so that Google Earth could read and display the Cemetery Index data.
• Adrian designed and built the new Google Earth Cemetery Initiative web page.
We thank them most sincerely for their time and effort, without which this initiative would never have got off the ground.
Left to right: Hendrik Louw, President of the GSSA, presenting the Extra Mile Award to the Moss family (Peter, Beverley, Adrian and Stewart), March 2011.

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