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A Street Near You

First launched in 2017, A Street Near You provides a comprehensive database that "explore[s] the local legacy of the First World War." This resource contains "nearly 500,000 location records for 410,000 men and women who died whilst serving in the First World War," and displays them on an interactive map that allows users to see how the War affected countries and communities alike. The site allows users to search by cemetery, regiment, or date, and users can also scroll through the interactive map directly to search by location. The records contain biographies of lives lost in the War, usually including the name, rank, cemetery, date of death, and a picture. The display helps users grasp the magnitude of lives lost, while also visualizing "the scale of the impact that that would have had on their local communities." The website was created by open-data enthusiast James Morley and utilizes data obtained from Lives of the First World War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Imperial War Museums Collections, and War Memorial Registrar.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 31st, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
December 27th, 2019 at 12:27pm
Date Of Record Release
January 21st, 2020 at 11:42am
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