Cemetery Mapping


Our number one focus when working in cemeteries is to show the utmost respect for those buried at the cemetery and for their families.

Geophysical surveying techniques are used to locate unmarked graves. These geophysical surveying techniques can include ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, and magnetometer/gradiometer systems. The geophysical data is then processed and 3-D models are constructed to identify anomolies within the survey area. Soil density testing can be conducted at each anomoly to determine if the anomoly represents a grave shaft or a natural feature such as a former tree root, animal burrow, ect. A grave marker can then be placed at the location of each unmarked grave.

Unmarked and marked graves can be surveyed with our Nikon total station and geographical information software is then used to produce a map of the cemetary. This computer-generated map shows the locations of marked and unmarked graves so unused areas of the cemetary can be utilized.

The older sections of many cemeteries are often avoided in order not to disturb unmarked graves in these areas. We provids cemetary surveys to identify unmarked graves in these areas allowing additional grave plots to be located in open areas of these older sections of cemetaries.

•Locating unmarked graves

•Delineating cemetery boundaries

•Identifying unused areas for future grave plots

•Drafting cemetery maps for locating graves and future planning

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