Many local community groups have researched casualties from their villages, towns and neighbourhoods over the World War One centenary period. The success of Streets of Mourning encouraged us to set up a site that would allow these groups to map their own material to allow it to be explored by anyone interested in your locality. The Mapping Loss site allows you to do this. It simply requires data on casualties in spreadsheet form. The only needs three columns: first name, surname, and address although any other column can also be included. This can be uploaded using the ‘Upload’ button and following the simple instructions. The mapping will then happen automatically and the material will be added to the site. Your work will be protected by a Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) license (see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses). Your spreadsheet will also be preserved on university servers, protecting it for the long-term.
To explore this see Mapping Loss Interactive.
If you have any questions then please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.