As the availability of real estate diminishes and the cost rises, cemetery mapping and delineation are becoming increasingly important in determining where land is available for development. Even data that is buried can be accessed.
Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), WithersRavenel can designate both known and unknown burial locations throughout the cemetery. Information gathered from the investigation can be surveyed and imported into various platforms such as ArcGIS and AutoCAD to produce a map for future development and peace of mind. Examples of our service offerings include:
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). This technology allows our SUE professionals to identify what lies underground (and where), helping us pinpoint the location of unmarked graves as well as confirm the locations of already-marked plots
- Map Production. With the results generated by our SUE technicians in the field, WithersRavenel can then create cemetery maps. These maps can combine new data that we have uncovered with existing cemetery information and other details we were able to verify through SUE services.
- Historic Cemeteries. WithersRavenel’s SUE team has worked in several communities at historic graveyards to determine the location of unmarked graves. In this way, SUE technology prevents disturbance or damage to burial sites and provides valuable insights into community history.
As cemeteries can occasionally fall into disrepair over time, knowing the entire footprint of a site is vital when considering either cemetery restoration or property development. WithersRavenel’s SUE team is ready to work with you on your cemetery mapping project.