I'm confused. If there is good evidence a cemetery exists, but due to heavy overgrowth no aerial imagery shows it, are we to collect the feature or not?
asked 31 Dec '16, 13:01
There is some good information here: https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/QandA/questions/65/identifying-cemeteries, but some of the advice is more about whether to delete the point or not.
I think you are asking if you should add a point. If you have good evidence that the cemetery exists (see the link to the cemetery question above for examples), then go ahead and add the point.
Check Historical Topos. Currently the USGS is working to add another Historical Topo layer to the base maps, but for now, check http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/
Use Find-A-Grave or Billion Graves if there are other folks who have confirmed the location, usually by submitting pictures of headstones and the cemetery entrance.
answered 03 Jan, 09:51