I published several articles a year or two ago (at http://goo.gl/vI8Q1) describing Arlington National Cemetery's difficulties with record keeping. Burial records were lost and/or misfiled, dozens of burial plots appear on maps as occupied but have no headstone, and some graves that have a headstone are recorded as vacant. The cemetery's administrative staff was fired or re-assigned and a new team was brought in to clean up the mess. Not everything is perfect just yet, but the new team appears to have made a lot of progress.
Amongst other things, the old paper burial records have been computerized and even a new smartphone app due out in the fall will tap into the power of GPS technology and help visitors navigate through the more than 250,000 graves at Arlington, providing military-grade accuracy. The new app will give the public access to photos and maps with plus or minus 3-inch accuracy for each of more than 300,000 individuals buried at Arlington.
The system is a first for any federal cemetery and more accurate and up-to-date than anything in the private sector. It is a byproduct of Arlington's effort to move on from the mismanagement scandal.
Only one thing is missing: cell phone signals aren't very strong in the cemetery, making it difficult to use an iPhone or Android phone to retrieve information about locations of the graves.
You can read more at http://goo.gl/dcRVg.
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