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Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Cemetery Mapping: What You Need to Know

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an important tool for cemetery managers, offering a non-invasive and highly effective method for locating objects underground. Unlike traditional surveying techniques that may require digging and excavation, GPR allows for the detection of buried objects, including unknown burial locations, hidden artifacts, and utility lines, without disturbing the landscape.

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Embracing Efficiency with CIMS Cemetery Software

Managing a cemetery involves a myriad of tasks. It can be difficult to balance it all—plot sales, burials, maintenance, supporting grieving families—there’s a lot to keep track of! That’s why we created CIMS, out of a commitment to the dedicated cemetery representatives who keep their cemeteries running.

When you work with CIMS, you can rest easy knowing that your cemetery has the support it needs. Short-term solutions, such as relying on local tech support, may offer temporary support but lack the robustness required for sustained success. That's where CIMS steps in, providing a dedicated cemetery management solution designed for the long haul.

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3 Key Takeaways from the 2023 CIMS User Conference

The CIMS User Conferences was back in the Wisconsin Dells for 2023. This event has grown to 88 cemeterian attendees and over 100 people in total when including CIMS and Ramaker staff members. The CIMS team had a great tine catching up with everyone, but if you weren’t able to make this year’s event, here is a summary of some of the key takeaways from this year’s conference:

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What is 360-Degree Imaging and What Can it Do for Your Cemetery?

As technology continues to evolve, we are constantly expanding our capabilities to meet the needs of modern cemetery managers. One new technology we have been implementing lately? 360-degree drone imaging. This technique allows us to create interactive virtual replicas of your cemetery for staff and visitors to utilize, giving them the ability to drop into any point in the cemetery and view it as if they were on the grounds.

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Welcome to CIMS, Sarah Dailey!

Sarah Dailey joined the CIMS team as a Web Software Developer in the summer of 2023. She has experience developing websites and web systems in the e-commerce market where she managed 3 websites with different systems of taxation, payment collection, and product offerings. She’s no stranger to complicated systems and we’re thrilled to have her skills and expertise working on CIMS!

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How to Start Digitizing Your Cemetery Records

In a world undergoing rapid digitization, it’s important to preserve our historical and cultural heritage. Creating a digital system to keep track of your inventory ensures that you have an accurate record of everything that is going on in your cemetery, making it faster and easier for your staff to manage burials and sell empty plots.

By using CIMS to modernize your cemetery records, you have the option to add data migration services to your package. But if you choose to do it yourself, here are some best practices to get you started.

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Case Study: Elevating Christian Cemetery Record Keeping with CIMS

Navigating the intricate task of preserving historical burial data while serving a diverse and sizable community can present complex challenges for all kinds of cemeteries. The Calvary Cemetery Association in Dayton, Ohio, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette in Marquette, Michigan, both face these challenges. In this case study, we will explore the stories of these two prominent Christian cemetery organizations, and how they have entrusted CIMS to enhance their services and preserve their legacies. Through their experiences, we explore how cemeteries can leverage CIMS to streamline operations, enhance record-keeping, and provide valuable services to their communities.

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