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Digitizing Graveyards. Lindsey Brinton & Joseph Glass. The grave is here. You are here. Problem. UVA Confederate Cemetery. Founded in 1828 Over 850 graves Resting place of UVA Presidents, faculty, community members. UVA Cemetery and Columbarium. Photographed over 1000 gravestones - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lindsey Brinton & Joseph GlassDigitizing GraveyardsProblem

You are hereThe grave is here

UVA Confederate Cemetery

UVA Cemetery and ColumbariumFounded in 1828Over 850 gravesResting place of UVA Presidents, faculty, community members

Photographed over 1000 gravestonesTook rubbings for illegible inscriptions and connected them to image file namesUploaded photos onto virtual cemetery in Findagrave.com

What we didPretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

1081 million grave recordsVirtual CemeteriesUpload photos, biographical info, leave memorials and commentsContact other users uploading information on the same family linesRequest for specific cemeteries to be uploaded

Findagrave.comPretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

11Smartphone app allows you to take a picture of each grave, then upload it along with exact GPS coordinatesYou can personally extract the information, or leave it for online users Once indexed, those photos to create a worldwide searchable databaseRequest for specific cemeteries to be uploadedCompletely free

Billiongraves.comPretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

12Stay out of the glareEarly morning, afternoon, and overcast days are goodGet it all- Full names and dates, inscriptionsKeep it steady Keep hands and feet outside the photo at all times

Tips for taking graveyard photosPretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

13Stay out of the glare

Pretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

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Get it all: Wrong

Get it all: Right

Keep it steady: Wrong

Keep it steady: RightKeep it steady: Very Wrong

www.Billiongraves.comwww.Findagrave.comwww.Geneology.comwww.Familysearch.orghttps://familysearch.org/blog/preserving-memories-billion-graves/?cid=fsHomeMemD2012

Website ResourcesPretty much anything that is good practice for photography.-

-Steady hands while taking picture- dont want blurry photos

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