We are uniquely structured to provide nationwide cemetery mapping services across the continental United States. We the latest technologies in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR cemetery mapping) and GPS/GIS (GIS cemetery mapping) data collectors to create a precise burial plot map. We are dedicated to providing affordable cemetery mapping services to cemeteries around the country.
These cemeteries range from modest individual family sites to large city cemetery complexes. All of this is made feasible by our on-site data collection and state of the art GIS cemetery mapping platform. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and GPS (Global Positioning System) / GIS (Geographical Information System) coordinate technologies are employed.
We identify subsurface anomalies and unmarked burials with our GPR cemetery mapping method. Then we collect comprehensive data on surface landmarks using a precise GPS cemetery mapping receiver enabled for precise positioning. We are combining these two mediums to create a digital interactive cemetery map and electronic database. Our GIS cemetery mapping provides our clients with saved time, money, and irritation for years and decades. Our skilled cemetery GPR mapping technicians and GIS cemetery mapping experts will provide precise “as-built” cemetery plot maps to aid in the planning and profitability of your cemetery.
GPR cemetery mapping services documents the reality of subsurface anomalies and unmarked burials in the cemetery using the newest technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and GPS/GIS data collectors.
GPR can detect soil disturbances produced by:
- Caskets made of wood or metal
- Voids in the ground with little or no skeletal remains
- Objects for ceremonial burial
- Objects from the past
- Graves that have been misplaced
- Unmarked graves
- Underground utilities
GPR mapping in cemeteries will identify and record accurate representations of marked and unmarked graves. Gpr is a non-destructive geophysical testing method that allows for the most non-invasive imaging and mapping of the burial grounds.
Why Do You Need GPR Cemetery Mapping?
Managing a cemetery has become increasingly difficult as real estate costs continue to climb and our elderly population expands. Working with an incorrect cemetery plot map might lead to a slew of issues and prohibit future grounds development.
Ground Penetrating Radar scans will establish the location of each burial site. This enables more informed future development planning. There is no risk of harming existing remains when using a GPR cemetery plot map.
Maybe you found an ancient and neglected cemetery on your land. Using Ground Penetrating Radar to map the burial locations will help you grasp the breadth of the cemetery. GPR can assist in discovering unmarked graves and defining poorly positioned headstones.
There are frequently no obvious indicators of the burial site on the surface. Even if grave markers are there, they may be positioned wrongly. The area’s cemetery GPR mapping will plot each burial site, ensuring that this piece of secret history is not forgotten.
Many historical burial sites have missing or faulty data, making creating a cemetery plot map without GPR difficult. Before the mid-nineteenth century, only wealthy and prosperous families could buy a headstone. As a result, numerous unmarked graves are believed to exist in various cemeteries around the country.
Some of these unmarked graves may have had a fieldstone marker or a wooden cross that has since vanished. Some, however, might be enslaved burials or impoverished tenant farmers with no original monument.
How Do You Create a GPR Cemetery Mapping?
Our field technician will design detailed representations of the cemetery’s area using the newest ground penetration radar technology and GPS/GIS data collectors. The combination of these technologies is critical to accurately representing the cemetery.
The Ground Penetrating Radar transmitter and antenna send pulses of radio waves of higher frequencies into the ground. The depth of penetration of these pulses is frequently in the tens of feet range. However, this depends on the dielectric characteristics of the soil conditions. The electrical conductivity elements in the soil influence how far the signal can penetrate.
GPR scans can also help locate subsurface utilities. This will make it easier to identify, map, and avoid subsurface utilities such as electrical, plumbing, gas lines, etc. Finding underground utilities and keeping an “as constructed” map of their locations is critical for future property development.
The field technician will use a GPS receiver equipped with positioning correction services to develop a comprehensive image of the surface landmarks and the GPR data that completes the subsurface view. While the field technician may analyze GPR data in real-time, combining these two media allows us to create a precise map and a web-based interactive cemetery plot database.