22 June 2016

Tending to Our Data Farm

Since the Germans from Russia Settlement map was created, it has grown from 103 to 1003 villages. Our main goal has been to provide a Google map with at least three data points for every village: ancestral name, GPS coordinates and current name.  With this information, you can accurately indicate in your research where your ancestral villages were located, add to your family tree, create your own maps, etc.

But behind the scenes, we've also been collecting other data points for the villages that we thought might create additional useful maps in to go along with the big map. While we don't want to stray from our focus of locating villages, the additional information will create some interesting ways to visualize the data and help tell the story of our Germans from Russia ancestors and their lives in the old country.

As we are busily tend to our data farm, adding information and automation, check back often for updated and brand new maps.