Exploring Eternity is a public demonstration of the Albany Rural Cemetery Explorer, a cell-phone-based technology, using Geographic Information Science (GIS). The program enables visitors to walk from grave to grave, linking sites to portraits, biographies and burial records of the deceased.
Due to the overwhelming popularity earlier this year we will be offering a tour of our this developing program again.
Since 2012 the University of Albany Department of Geography and Planning has been digitizing the cemetery. The app has been developed by faculty and students of the University at Albany's Geography and Planning Department, with financial support from the Bender Family Foundation. It currently covers 90 individuals, family plots, and monuments, which will expand in the coming years.
Out of the 90 individuals and group plots highlighted, some of those include: Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler, Chester A. Arthur, Anneke Jans Bogardus, Stephen Van Rensselaer III, General Philip Schuyler, Erastus Corning II, Dr. Alden March, Kate Stoneman, Erastus Dow Palmer, & James Burden.
A 15 minute overview of the program will take place at the Chapel before attendees are paired up with students from UAlbany to help guide them.
In the event of rain, an alternative date will take place the following Saturday, October 5 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Please make sure you bring your smartphone