Cemetery GIS Services for Asset Management


Sentry Mapping offers a cemetery asset management solution designed to help you easily preserve the history of your cemetery. Using specific data points, we create spatial maps that visualize, analyze, and interpret your cemetery’s burial plots. This state of the art Geographic Information System (GIS) is the future of cemetery asset management.

Ground penetrating radar equipment on a grassy lawn
Cemetery plot map


Plan for the future with precise spatial mapping of your cemetery grounds. Our GIS services make maps that show detailed information about the deceased for each burial plot. This lets cemetery managers create a valuable history record that can be maintained over time.

Geographic Information Systems simplify cemetery management, planning, and can help visitors find a loved one’s exact burial location quickly.


The Sentry Mapping team provides GIS services that gather spatial data. This includes longitude, latitude, and other geographic coordinates for each burial located within the grounds. This data can be combined with demographic information, such as the deceased’s name, birth & death dates, and any military association if applicable. 

With this level of detail GIS can offer a rich resource of historical data. OUR GIS spatial analysis will also include burials that may not be present in your current cemetery records. These plots will be indicated with a note stating there is a high likelihood of an unmarked burial. This helps by ensuring it will not be mistakenly disturbed or double sold.

cemetery in the snow with GPR equipment


  • Conservation of culture and history
  • Maintaining gravemarkers, headstone, and monuments
  • Cemetery facilities and grounds management
  • Managing and maintaining cemetery record
  • Planning for future internments
  • Locating existing marked and unmarked burials

Study Historical Cemeteries With GIS

Cemetery GISs are used to study historical burial grounds and allow scientists to learn more about the population interred there. Many military cemeteries are now able to forecast the number of veterans that will need to be provided for each year. This is done by using historical demographic and GIS data to make a prediction of potential current demands.

Archaeologists and historians have been using these GISs to study ancient burial grounds and cemeteries for years. However, the technology is now becoming more widely available for private sector use. Sentry Mapping provides this essential service to cemeteries and organizations throughout the United States.

Digital Cemetery Map

Planning For The Future With GIS

GISs are the perfect asset management solution for both historic and developing cemeteries. It is vital to ensure careful record-keeping that will be maintained accurately for decades to come. This industry is plagued with missing, misrecorded, or destroyed records that make it difficult to effectively plan for the future. 

Ensuring that cemetery records are properly maintained and updated is vital to protecting our collective heritage. This process offers preservation data that can be used to determine which areas of the cemetery require conservation and renewal efforts. With GIS, caretakers can guarantee the respectful and efficient operation of their cemeteries.

GIS With Sentry Mapping

Sentry Mapping provides this GIS service to cemeteries ranging in size all across the United States. Our team of experts is standing by to discuss your needs and provide you with a free quote. Call or fill out the form today to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives and have your questions answered.

A 150+ year-old historic cemetery faced a significant challenge: it had no records or maps of its burial sites. This lack of documentation left the caretakers unsure about the availability of space for new burials, raising concerns about the preservation of the cemetery’s heritage and the respect due to those interred.

Sentry Mapping Services stepped in with a comprehensive approach to solve the cemetery’s challenges. Utilizing advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, the team meticulously scanned the entire area to locate unmarked graves. This thorough investigation was followed by the creation of a detailed map that not only marked every known burial but also included names, birth and death dates, creating a rich tapestry of the cemetery’s history. To complement this, Sentry Mapping provided a clickable and searchable web map, making navigation and management effortless for the caretakers—all at no additional cost.

Thanks to Sentry Mapping’s expertise, the cemetery now has a clear understanding of its layout and capacity for future burials. This newfound knowledge ensures that every inch of sacred ground is used respectfully and efficiently, honoring the memory of those at rest. Moreover, the digital tools provided have secured the cemetery’s heritage for future generations, making it easier for families and historians to connect with their past. The once uncertain terrain of the cemetery is now a carefully mapped and cherished space, its legacy preserved and its management streamlined.

Sentry Mapping surveyed and mapped three cemeteries in our small community. It was amazing how many unknown graves were found, many dating as far back as the 1800s. The older cemeteries had rocks and pieces of wood for grave markers that had been moved or lost over the years. With the help of Sentry Mapping our community was able to put a permanent marker where each grave was located. We were very pleased with Sentry Mapping. They did a fantastic job and I would recommend them to anyone who needs this service.
– Joseph F.
We hired Sentry Mapping to locate my great-grandfather’s grave which was without a marker for more than 100 years. Due to a lack of cemetery documentation, our new memorial was placed in his guardian family’s plot; however, we could not rest until we were sure we had found his actual resting place. Sentry Mapping located Fred and the cemetery now recognizes his burial in their documents. It is a huge relief to know we got it right! His life needed this celebration, and we needed the peace of closure. Thank you so much, Benton, we truly appreciate all that you did for our family!
– Thomas S.
I couldn’t be happier with my experience working with Sentry Mapping for remapping our cemetery! They made the whole process so painless and easy- Benton was so easy to communicate with and was a HUGE help in cleaning up a giant mess. Thank you so much for your services!
– Stepanie S.

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