Using Drones to Map Cemeteries

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PlotBox is a company based in Northern Ireland that provides cloud-based software for cemeteries and crematoria to better manage their operations. The software solution is designed for use by all segments of the industry, from small rural graveyards to large scale operational sites. In particular, it uses drones to map the grounds and help cemeteries make sure they’re not burying anyone in the wrong plot, something that apparently happens and causes expensive lawsuits. You can learn more at

PlotBox also is building a new genealogy portal where deceased records are displayed for family history research at The site is not yet available but is promised to appear “real soon now.”

The PlotBox software and drone-created mapping is obviously designed for use by cemetery owners. However, I can envision similar uses by genealogists, historical societies, governmental agencies, and more. You can learn more about PlotBox as well as in the video at or in the video player below:


The link for is displaying in a foreign language. I hope it was not a malicious link. Was I suppose to click something to change the language?


    That article was published three years ago. The Internet changes constantly. I am not surprised that a different company now owns that domain name.
    I check all links before publishing them so I am confident the address was correct in February, 2015. However, I obviously cannot guarantee that they will remain the same forever.


Thank you for your reply. I am just now finding you online and should have realized that was an article from some time ago. Using drones for cemetery plotting sounds like a great solution!


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