GSSA Google Earth Cemetery Initiative

Welkom by die GGSA Google Earth Begraafplaas Inisiatief



Datum laas bygewerk: 30 Junie 2020 met 5941 inskrywings en 5125 skakels na die e-GGSA Foto Albums.

Ervare gebruikers, klik hier Cemeteries Google Earth File.kmz (191.09 kB)  om die kaart met GGSA begraafplase op Google Earth (Google Earth .KMZ file) te sien.


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How to view the GSSA Cemeteries on Google Earth


How to access the GSSA Cemetery Initiative using Google Earth

Download the  Google Earth software free from
and click here to download the .kmz file to view the map of GSSA cemeteries on Google Earth.

What does the map show?

The GSSA Google Earth Map opens with a high level view of Southern Africa showing all the GSSA cemetery locations with a GSSA icon. The standard features of Google Earth can be used to zoom in or out, rotate the image, or Fly to various Placemarks or coordinates. Places of interest shown in the default Google Earth maps also assist with navigation.


Cemetery Name

The cemetery name will appear next to the GSSA logo.

By zooming down in the general area of interest, the icons separate and the Cemetery Name pops up. Where there are multiple cemeteries on one farm, the distinguishing number 1, 2, etc also appears as example below.


Colour Codes of the Cemetery Names

The colour codes used for the Cemetery Name text are as follows:


Processed and Published on DVD and Photo: Bright Blue
Processed and Published on DVD only: Bright Green
Published in Photo album only: Yellow Green
Not yet processed: White

 The Popup WindowMain Cemetery

Clicking on the GSSA icon loads a popup window with the following information:

  • Cemetery title information: (Farm Name, Locality, Magisterial District, Province, Country)
  • Recording Status (ranging from Published on DVD & Photo's to "Not yet Processed")
  • Number of names in Cemetery (on DVD)
  • Military interest marker
  • Click on "View Photos Online" to view the Photo Album run by the eGSSA (if photos of this cemetery are available)

How do I find a Cemetery in which I am interested?

Side bar menu extractFeatures presently available are:

  • The standard place list shown in Google Earth page under your "Places" sidebar. It shows the GSSA cemeteries arranged by Country and Province, and can be searched for names of interest. A sub-header gives more information about the cemetery locality. A single click loads a popup box with the cemetery info.
  • For further assistance with cemetery names and cemetery recording status, refer to the Excel files on the main Cemetery Updates and Reports page.

These files are updated monthly.

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Hoe om die GSSA Begraafplase op Google Earth te bekyk

View of Barberton

Hoe om toegang tot die GGSA Begraafplaas Inisiatief te verkry deur Google Earthâ„¢ te gebruik:

• U benodig 'n moderne rekenaarstelsel met breëband internet toegang of soortgelyke fasiliteit
• Laai die Gratis Google Earth ™ programmatuur af vanaf
• Klik op die lêer GSSA Google Earth Files (191.09 kB) om die GGSA begraafplase op Google Earthâ„¢ te sien.

Wat sal die kaart vertoon?

Die GSSA Google Earthâ„¢ Kaart open met 'n hoë vlak aansig van Suidelike Afrika met 'n GGSA-ikoon om die ligging van alle GGSA begraafplase aan te dui. Die standaard eienskappe van Google Earthâ„¢ kan gebruik word om in of uit se zoem, die beeld te roteer of na verskeie Plekmerke of koördinate te “Vlieg”. Plekke van belang soos op die verstek kaart van Google Earthâ„¢ aangetoon, kan ook met navigasie help.

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Explore and Tour with Google Earth

Here are some interesting places you can visit using Google Earth and in Real Life.

 Western Cape, Agulhas, Lighthouse Eastern Cape, Hankey, Sarah Bartman

Grave at Cape Agulhas

The southernmost grave in Africa! A view of Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, with the single grave: " Daisy Rowe.  Died 28.01.1899 of diphtheria aged 7 months. Daughter of A Rowe, Lighthouse Keeper at Cape Agulhas 1899 - 1901."

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Grave of Sarah Bartmann

It is fitting that Sarah has been laid to rest in this area near her birthplace where her soul will at last find peace among the hills and tranquil surroundingsof the Gamtoos Valley".

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Barberton The Old Nchanga Mine Cemetery in Zambia


Note Fairview Cemetery on top of the mountain.

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Now buried under the waste dumps of the Open Pit

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