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Burial Plot Map – Why is it Important?

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Burial plot map is a vital tool for cemetery caretakers.  Many cemetery management offices often have cemetery plot maps in their offices for their employees and visitors to use.  However, these maps are usually inexact and allow for too much variation to have a truly accurate understanding of the land available for future plots as […]

Finding Unmarked Graves

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Finding Unmarked Graves in the news from Wisconsin Public Radio. We talk with a UW-Eau Claire professor who uses deep ground penetrating radar to detect mass graves containing the remains of people who disappeared in clashes a half century ago. Featured in this Episode Finding Unmarked Graves from Wisconsin Public Radio Want to know more? […]

Cemetery Mapping Services: Let’s get digital

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Cemetery mapping services are transitioning to digital platforms. We are living in age of digitalization, and things around us are increasingly dominated by technology. The world has changed. We work from home, attend school from home, shop from home, and stream movies at home.  Online activities have increased in quantity and popularity.  People are becoming […]

Burial Plot Map Essentials

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Burial Plot maps are an essential tool for managing a cemetery. Cemetery operators that provide burial plot maps ensure their patrons have quick and easy access to gravesite locations.  Additionally, an accurate burial plot map allows cemetery management to have an exact understanding of how much space is available for future development. Particular care should […]


Historic cemetery needing cemetery mapping

There are many challenges that come with effectively operating a cemetery due to a lack of cemetery mapping: INCOMPLETE, INACCURATE, AND CONFUSING DOCUMENTATION  In many communities, cemetery data is documented in spreadsheets, handwritten and typed books, coffee-stained maps, and even only known by one individual. Managing a cemetery with this kind of disjointed data can […]

Cemetery Mapping News – Brandon South Dakota

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Cemetery mapping news: If you’re driving past the Brandon Lutheran Cemetery this week, you might see a strange man with strange equipment walking the grounds in the blazing heat.  This man is Scott Field, owner of ViaVista Mapping, who is digitally mapping all of the marked and unmarked graves at the Brandon cemetery located along […]


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In January 2022, we completed a digital burial plot map at the Glencoe-Geiger Cemetery, which is located on Sugar Mill Dr. between S.R. 44 and Pioneer Trail west of New Smyrna Beach. The land was donated to the Geiger family for a cemetery by the Smith family that is buried there. The cemetery is primarily […]



Are you in charge of a private or public cemetery?  Do you have missing or incorrect records that are causing major issues? ViaVista Mapping has the cemetery management solution for you!  We offer affordable options for creating maps of your cemetery, using state-of-the art equipment and software, that will help manage and develop your memorial […]



ArcGIS cemetery mapping: We are excited about transforming our business to better serve our clients by providing cemetery maps via a cloud-based geographic information system (GIS) on the ArcGIS platform.  Cemetery mapping has long been an important element of cemetery preservation.  Reasons for mapping cemeteries include: • Cultural resource conservation • Maintenance of markers and […]



We always enjoy learning about the history of a community through our cemetery mapping projects.  The East Elfers Cemetery in New Port Richey, Florida, was established in 1885 on land donated by two prominent community members, and several founding families from the community are interred here.  The cemetery also tells the story of Greek and […]