Merry Christmas!

As Hunter Geophysics draws down for the end of the year (sort of), I would like to wish everyone a happy, relaxing and safe Christmas.

December has been a very busy month for Hunter Geophysics; we have spent the last three weeks at the Creswick Cemetery, conducting ground-penetrating radar, magnetic, electromagnetic, topographic and electrical resistivity surveys in search of unmarked graves (this survey was very successful, but more details in the new year), and in the week following Christmas, we are back into the field again to look for unmarked graves at the Ballangeich Cemetery (just northeast of Warrnambool, Victoria). We have a busy January and February planned as well.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for more frequent and detailed updates over the next few weeks.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Dave ‘the grave’ Hunter.

P.S.: Despite our recent and upcoming scheduled works, don’t forget we also provide the same geophysical and GIS services to archaeologists.

Happy birthday!

Today, the 12th of December, is Hunter Geophysics’ birthday. And what a way to start a day:

  • A radio interview with Director David Hunter went to air this morning on ABC National Radio.
  • A second radio interview is going to air this afternoon.
  • Our work at the Creswick Cemetery hit the front cover of today’s issue of The Courier newspaper.
  • Wendy Ohlsen, Secretary of the Creswick Cemetery, will appear on tonight’s WIN (Channel Nine) News to discuss our work at the cemetery over the last seven months.
  • David has been asked to appear on WIN News in the next few weeks.
  • And, finally, David has also been on the phone constantly today with people interested in having Hunter Geophysics look for unmarked graves in their cemeteries.

Oh, and finally, take a look at this ground-penetrating radar depth slice (plan view) of the Creswick Cemetery, hot of the data processing press last night. What fantastic results!

Depth slice of the Creswick Cemetery using GPR data collected by Hunter Geophysics. The long, dark blue rows trending NE-SW are rows of unmarked graves.

New cemetery services

This month we introduce a new package to our cemetery services: GRAVE HUNTER.

Designed with cemeteries in mind, GRAVE HUNTER is our premiere, fully-integrated electronic cemetery mapping and interment register.

GRAVE HUNTER provides two major capabilities in a reliable, reproducible, and (if desired) publicly accessible electronic format:

  1. Hunter Geophysics surveys a cemetery, taking photographs of every headstone and recording the location of each headstone, generating a map of each headstone. Photographs of each headstone are also accessible via the map (simply by clicking on a grave on the map and selecting to view the photograph).
  2. Details about each burial (such as the individual’s name, date of birth, date of death and any other details found on the headstone) are entered into the map and become an interment register. This register can then be searched electronically, allowing members of the public and cemetery administrators to easily locate a particular person’s grave, or (for example) all burials of those who died in a particular year.

GRAVE HUNTER is, of course, complimented by the proven unmarked grave detection service that Hunter Geophysics provides.

For further details, please see the GRAVE HUNTER page (includes a free demonstration version of GRAVE HUNTER) and the unmarked grave detection page.