It has been reported that the City Cemetery in Calgary Alberta now has a new strategy for the Future. The strategy consists of GPS Markers as headstones and green burials.
The cemetery manager has stated that this is the plan for the future.
Green Burials occur in a an open field with a cardboard box or a shroud. There is no embalming chemicals put into the ground. GPS(Global Positioning systems)grave markers are not visual above ground. They let out a a radio signal so they can be located with a global positioning device(GPS). These options make the natural burial ground of the grasslands a reality.
“CALGARY (CBC) – For the first time in 70 years, the City of Calgary has a new strategy for the city’s soon-to-be-full cemeteries: green burials and GPS locators for finding the dead.
Four of Calgary’s five municipal cemeteries are full, and officials estimate the Queen’s Park burial lands, which opened in 1940, will run out of space within 10 years.”-via www.cbc.ca
As time goes on Cemeteries will embrace the GPS headstones and green burials because people(especially baby boomers) want these options and they are less expensive.
GPS Markers as headstones will change the face of the cemetery in the United States. It is all made possible with the new technology of geolocating.
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