The City of Woodland Park, Colorado, has a problem that cannot be buried: Its cemetery is running out of space. So now, the city is looking at modern technology solutions like drones and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) equipment to figure out how it can create more room.

Established in 1891, the Woodland Park Cemetery is the city’s only municipally owned burial ground. It is about 66% developed and almost 80% sold out. But before the City develops the available land, it needs to know which areas to avoid. It needs to ensure there are no unmarked graves or artifacts buried under the surface.

Enter drone mapping and GPR surveys of cemetery

In early 2021, the city stopped the sale of new grave sites and started looking for ways to map and manage the land in a better manner. This month, Woodland Park has begun the implementation of a turnkey solution.

A drone survey has been conducted to create a layout of the cemetery. But before the cemetery drone mapping…