To an untrained eye, a cemetery might not reveal much information, but every single grave comes with a multitude of information (shape, dimensions, material, flower arrangements, names and dates…). The R.I.P. Project Team, therefore, came up with a digital tool to facilitate the survey of a cemetery. Its desktop version is operational on both Windows and Mac, and – using a preformatted template of grave features – enabled the students to quickly input their collected data. The data, of course, had to be first collected on the cemeteries themselves, where pictures and measures were taken of every single grave. One could then upload one’s pictures into the desktop data and easily extract the necessary information and feed it to the Survey Tool. Then an excel file could be exported from the tool, to generate statistical results.

Screenshots of the CST (Cemetery Survey Tool) and Screenshot of CSV Data in Numbers Sheet