The University at Albany Department of Geography and Planning has developed, in partnership with Albany Rural Cemetery, a new mobile database using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) which gives visitors to the cemetery the ability to link to grave locations, burial records, biographies, and photos via smartphone, tablet, or other device.
The new database currently features a Notables Tour and an Independence Tour. It is available now here.
The project was funded through the Bender Family Foundation.
Note that the Exploring Eternity database is a work-in-progress and some portions may be incomplete.
Photo of Albany Rural Cemetery courtesy of Aaron Enfield.