This autumn, the Housing and Environment Department of the Riga City Council has completed the work on organising and digitising the data of Pļavnieki, Bolderāja and Jaunciems cemeteries, collecting information on more than 310,000 buried persons.
During the digitisation process, the cemeteries of Pļavnieki, Bolderāja and Jaunciems were surveyed over an area of more than 230 hectares, cemetery registers and grave maintenance contracts were digitised, burial sites were surveyed and accurately mapped, data from naturally visible grave markers were recorded, and each burial site was photographed.
Thus, since 2014, data on about 800,000 buried persons in 13 cemeteries covering more than 400 hectares in Riga have been digitised and made available to the public.
All data is aggregated and available to citizens on www.cemety.lv, which not only makes the data accessible, but also allows citizens to send in updates and additions.
Information was prepared by: Mārtiņš Vilemsons, Project Coordinator at External Communication Division of Riga City Council Communication Department, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org