Deploying Tech for Texas Cemeteries
Older cemeteries in Texas have been lost due to missing or destroyed public records which often reveal burial locations. Additionally, natural elements and vandalism have been known to impact the markings of many graves. This can leave cemetery associations with the uncomfortable situation of not knowing which plots are vacant. Since a private cemetery’s main source of revenue is from the sale of plots, mapping all gravesites can provide a plan for future sales and revenue, along with ensuring the sanctity of family remains.
Comprehensive Gravesite Survey & Inspection
- Unmarked Grave Location
WOOD Inspection starts with 2D underground scans identifying voids as unmarked graves. Next, our team places permanent metal markers which can withstand mowing and overgrowth. The unmarked graves can be easily located later with a Metal Detector.
- Unmarked Gravesite Mapping
Our team can provide GPS Coordinates for each unmarked grave to be entered into a cemetery mapping system such as “Simms” or it can be viewed in Google Earth. This allows for an easy update of your gravesite locations and inventory.
- Cemetery Inventory
We provide GPS coordinates and photographs for every headstone within your cemetery and include coordinates for any unmarked graves. This is useful for updating or confirming existing records and the ability to use new inventory record software.
- Headstone Transcription
Headstone photography assists in our ability to transcribe and provide a full inventory of your cemetery. Headstone information can be easily uploaded into a Cemetery Mapping System or Online service such as “Find a Grave” or “Billion Graves”.
- Cemetery GPR Scans and Mapping
We can take an aerial image of your cemetery via drone for use in mapping software. We can also create grids and process GPR scans into a 3D map of the cemetery. The average cemetery mapping project unveils 50+ unmarked graves.
A Complete Line of GPR Services
Many people are sensitive to the issue of building on or near cemeteries due to religious or spiritual beliefs. Keep your firm from having its reputation damaged by investigating fully with the help of our accurate GPR readings prior to starting any project near a cemetery. Existing cemeteries will find that our GPR services can assist them in finding older, unmarked graves and help them update their maps. Our GPR services help with more than cemetery mapping. We can utilize our state-of-the-art GPR and infrared thermal equipment expertly to perform the assessment of archaeological sites. We also conduct commercial inspections, locate below-ground utility infrastructures and much more. Contact us today for an assessment of your situation and we will get you on your way to obtaining the precise results you need.