Category: Mount Auburn Cemetery GIS Project

Today’s qgismd User Group Meeting is starting up! #GIS #Maryland #OpenSource See how others are using QGIS. From enterprise GIS to machine learning (via plugins) and everything in between, people use QGIS to get…

Today’s qgismd User Group Meeting is starting up! #GIS #Maryland #OpenSource See how others are using QGIS. From enterprise GIS to machine learning (via plugins) and everything in between, people use QGIS to get…

RT @maptimebmore: Join us in October for another open map hack at Function Co-working Community in Lauraville #maptime

RT @maptimebmore: Join us in October for another open map hack at Function Co-working Community in Lauraville #maptime

Black Burial Grounds Mapping in Baltimore

I’m assisting Dr. Kami Fletcher in her upcoming book exploring Baltimore’s Mount Auburn Cemetery‘s history and significance. Chiefly, she’s shared with me many maps and descriptors for where burial grounds were located prior to the cemetery’s move to Westport in 1871 (and subsequent expansion in 1903). Here’s my latest geo-referencing map-work. So excited to help her document this hidden history. (Here’s where the “African Burying Ground” aka “Spring Garden” is located…where the M&T Bank Field / Orioles Stadium is now.)
African Burying Ground (1807-1839) – It was located in a section of southwestern Baltimore called Spring Garden. However, in 1807 Spring Gardens was located in Baltimore County because the city expanded in 1817, 1894 and 1918. Its all in the attached file here (“Suburban Growth and Municipal Annexation in Baltimore”. In 1868, the burial ground was located on Cross Street (in 1807 this was Hague Street) and Chestnut Alley. Also referred to as the “Spring Garden Burying Ground for Colored People”. It was located in Southwest Baltimore in 1868. – Dr. Fletcher

Work-In-Progress:

Georeferenced Maps overlaid
1807 streetnames:
2019 streetnames:
I’m excited to attend TUgis Conference 2019

I’m excited to attend TUgis Conference 2019

RT @MtAuburnBmore: This acct will share updates for cultural + ecological restoration work being done by many partners with Sharp St Church. Browse the bibliography and photos at http://bit.ly/2SzPUqy. Curated by @soulstrong

RT @MtAuburnBmore: This acct will share updates for cultural + ecological restoration work being done by many partners with Sharp St Church. Browse the bibliography and photos at http://bit.ly/2SzPUqy. Curated by @soulstrong

RT @MtAuburnBmore: This acct will share updates for cultural + ecological restoration work being done by many partners with Sharp St Church. Browse the bibliography and photos at http://bit.ly/2SzPUqy. Curated by @soulstrong

RT @MtAuburnBmore: This acct will share updates for cultural + ecological restoration work being done by many partners with Sharp St Church. Browse the bibliography and photos at http://bit.ly/2SzPUqy. Curated by @soulstrong

Photos from Mt Auburn Cemetery, Westport, Baltimore, MD

Here are select photos shared on via the Bibliography tool on AirTable. Even more photos are on our shared team Google Drive. Please email me to access:

Bibliography – Public Photo Gallery Link

Explore the “Public Photo Gallery Link” view on Airtable.


Photos from Mt Auburn Cemetery, Westport, Baltimore, MD @ Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland) t.co/UbZW4jVPGl

— Justin Fair (@Soulstrong) July 14, 2019

#BaltimoreGreenwayNetwork Trail Bike Tour through Baltimore’s Middle Branch Park http://bit.ly/2xorFSm @Eventbrite

#BaltimoreGreenwayNetwork Trail Bike Tour through Baltimore’s Middle Branch Park http://bit.ly/2xorFSm @Eventbrite

What is the difference between @BillionGraves and @FindAGrave http://bit.ly/2FOWmVm

What is the difference between @BillionGraves and @FindAGrave http://bit.ly/2FOWmVm

RT @SoBoKevin: SBGP is also working on “Transformational Projects.” One is a plan to turn the Middle Branch into a 11-mile park system in South Baltimore. A design competition is underway, a design plan will follow. Smaller improvements are already underway. http://bit.ly/2XMafhj

RT @SoBoKevin: SBGP is also working on “Transformational Projects.” One is a plan to turn the Middle Branch into a 11-mile park system in South Baltimore. A design competition is underway, a design plan will follow. Smaller improvements are already underway. http://bit.ly/2XMafhj