In line with the Burial Act 1853, all cemetery operators must maintain up-to-date plans of all graves, vaults and grave spaces which are related to the storage of all burial records.  Having an accurate and up to date system can help with the day-to-day management of the cemetery and ensure that the quality and speed of service to both the family of the loved ones and local funeral directors is sustained.

Out of date, illegible, or poorly managed records can cause significant issues in terms of day-to-day operations and relationships with the public and local funeral directors.  This can lead to :

  • Double bookings of plots
  • Burials in the wrong plot
  • Selling of plots already interred
  • Exhumation requirements

CDS can help you investigate the status of current burial records and maps for your cemetery. We can propose the most cost effective way to update records and ensure they comply with legal requirements.   CDS can work with you to introduce best practice solutions that deliver improvements and greater efficiencies for the future.

CDS can offer the following services:

  • Digitisation of old paper maps
  • Topographical surveys to produce an accurate map
  • Ground truthing and data collection
  • Provision of up to date and numbering burial layout plans
  • Raw data uploaded to a GIS system of your choosing for future management of the site