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Handheld Algiz 10x/software combo helps manage burial sites

February 8, 2016  - By
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In the Woodland cemetery Carinthia (Friedensforst Kärnten), Austria, trees are precisely measured with the rugged Algiz 10X tablet PC and a GNSS/GPS rover.

Handheld Group is making its rugged Algiz 10x tablet computer available with Geolantis surveying software and a GNSS/GPS Rover as a solution for precisely locating burial sites in for woodland cemeteries.

In woodland cemeteries, people purchase a small plot to bury ashes in an urn near the base of existing trees. Each tree has a small plaque with the names of those whose ashes are buried there. The concept treats the forest with care and enables people to buy a tree location in advance for their funeral.

One customer who has already deployed this solution is the company Bestattung Kärnten which owns a specialized woodland cemetery. To make the urn space available for the sale, the trees first need to be identified, located and registered. The high demand for forest burials in the woodland cemetery required Bestattung Kärnten to find an efficient technology for the registration and management of trees in the cemetery.

Using combination of Geolantis surveying software and the Algiz 10X tablet in combination with a GNSS GPS rover worked for the company. These precise tools are now the basis for registering of what will later be sold as urn spaces.

Once a suitable forest is reclassified as a woodland cemetery, the identification of available trees begins. The ALGIZ 10X tablet’s ability to be operated with an external GPS antenna enables the employees of the funeral company to register trees in the woodland cemetery, including related master data, at any time day or night and regardless of weather. The tablet’s 5-megapixel camera can be used at the same time to create an image catalogue.

The plans — including the register — can be extended, edited and changed at any time. The large storage capacity allows the worker to gather huge amount of data.

The 10-inch display on the Algiz 10X, which is viewable even in direct sunlight, simplifies data entry. With the Geolantis software, even non-surveyors can create an individual register for the woodland cemetery trees.

Additionally, regular tree control can be performed with the Algiz 10X. The integrated u-blox GPS receiver makes it possible to use the tablet for navigation and documentation as part of the inspection work without an external GPS/GNSS receiver.

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