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Smartphone App Creates Digital Map for Arlington National Cemetery

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most well known military cemeteries in the U.S. and it’s about to go digital. A new smartphone app – due in app stores later this fall – will make use of GPS mapping technology to create an interactive map through the more than 250,000 graves located on the property. The map app is part of Arlington’s initiative to provide better burial records after a mismanagement issue back in 2010. 

According to Stars and Stripes, the Arlington administration will benefit from aerial photos and detailed record systems, which will aid in scheduling burial services and planning procession routes. For the public, families can search for and locate the graves of their loved ones ahead of time and plan their visit. 

Nearly 70 soldiers from the Old Guard, Arlington’s ceremonial group of soldiers, were assigned to take pictures of every headstone, urn niche, and grave marker on the property to create the digital database. 

Disabled veterans who seek disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are entitled to military burial assistance and honors as long as they were discharged for any reason aside from dishonorable circumstances. A veterans’ disability representative can help your family understand your burial benefits and plan for the future, as well as secure your health and well-being for the present. 

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today 1-(800)-800-3332.