Updated Little Lake Cemetery Web Mapping Application and New Little Lake Cemetery Story Web Mapping Application
The City of Peterborough Geomatics/Mapping Division, the Heritage Preservation Office and Little Lake Cemetery Co. announce the updates made to an interactive web mapping genealogy tool and a new Little Lake Cemetery Story Map which tells the story of the cemetery.
The interactive map allows the viewer to explore over 5,500 marked grave sites and provides information on the oldest name and date identified on the monument, a visual location, and a photograph of the marker. With the help of Young Canada Works supported student interns the map has been expanded and enhanced to include the location and information on over 10,000 unmarked graves within the cemetery. Updates also include the ability for the public to submit additional information for interments, and the inclusion of a story map web application.
The story map application is an interactive web page that allows the viewer to explore themes relating to the town’s first burial ground, the growth of garden cemeteries, the development of Little Lake Cemetery, and the stories of some historical figures from Peterborough’s past.
With nearly 30,000 burials in Little Lake Cemetery, the current map is not a complete record of interments at the cemetery. It is the hope of the City of Peterborough and Little Lake Cemetery that future projects will expand the numbers of graves recorded and the narratives presented on the story map.
Little Lake Cemetery is a Not-for-profit public trust, owned by all who have purchased plots at the cemetery. Established in 1850, it continues to be governed by a volunteer board of directors, and a professional staff. Visit www.littlelakecemetery.com for any additional information.