The bike map is complete and with much success! The historical graves are plotted along the bike path and this can be seen on my final map blog post.
My project is actually part of a three semester long project. Next semester, Siena College history students will research the historic people along my bike path. Ideally, they will create some sort of informational brochure or podcast to be used when riding your bike or walking the path. Next spring, all of the efforts will be combined to create a permanent bike/walking path in the Albany Rural Cemetery. How exciting?!
Using the GIS software and working to help the Albany community was a great experience. I enjoyed being part of an effort to promote Albany and make people more aware of the historical figures located in the Albany Rural Cemetery. Many local people and students in the area are unaware of the historical content present. I hope my project will open the eyes of many and create an excitement for our nations history that is located near our backyards.
Hope you enjoy learning about my project!