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I am updating cemeteries that are on the map but have no address or location information. What was the original source that had a name and coordinates(I guess)? Would this have been the same source used by Google Maps to add cemeteries to that map?Thanks

asked 01 May '18, 11:22

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Most cemeteries don't have address information, and in wooded or rural areas especially, they can be quite difficult to locate using aerial imagery. If you cannot confirm the address of a cemetery, you can either leave the address field blank, or enter a street name or intersection (e.g. Main Street and Smith Road).

If I understand the question correctly, it sounds like you might be having trouble locating the cemetery in the imagery. The bulk of the cemeteries in the TNMCorps editor originally came from GNIS records, which were compiled from various sources such as topographic maps, books, atlases, submissions by states, etc. Sometimes the coordinates in the GNIS records are approximate, depending on the source.

Regarding Google Maps, I believe they use USGS data, but they also use a variety of other data sources.

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answered 02 May '18, 08:52

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edited 02 May '18, 09:12

I am trying to confirm whether or not a cemetery exists. Google Maps shows Mt Zion Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg, SC. There was a church there, but the area is very overgrown. Records are scarce. I want some confirmation of the Google data before diving in. Thanks

(02 May '18, 16:10) awatters
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