Viewing the Map
If you've already created a cemetery map (discussed in a later tutorial) you can view that map here. Click on the View/Edit Your Data icon from the dashboard.
As mentioned, if no map is designed yet, you'll see a message such as the following.
If you have more than one cemetery defined, you'll see a dropdown selection to choose which cemetery you want to view. Otherwise it will go directly into your map view.
There's a lot of information in this sample page, so let's start at the top.
There's a link here that says "Click here to view a graphical image of the map." This is visible if you uploaded an image file of your map in the Manage Cemeteries section of the configuration of this software. If you did not upload an image, this link is not visible.
The legend shows you the colors that are used on the map:
- Green - unused. This is meant to represent grassy areas of your map that are undeveloped
- White - available. This is meant to represent a grave on your map that is not yet reserved, purchased or interred
- Red - buried. This is meant to represent a grave on your map that is interred
- Blue - purchased. This is meant to represent a grave on your map that is purchased, but not yet interred
- Yellow - reserved. This is meant to represent a grave on your map that has an interested party, but they have not actually purchased the grave yet nor are they interred
- Black - path/road. This is a visual key to show your visitors landmarks within your map
If you inputted cemetery details in your Cemetery Manager, that information is displayed below the legend.
Finally, your map is displayed (if created... see a later tutorial for that).
If you hover your mouse over an area on the map you'll see a tiny popup appear to highlight the details of that grave.
Additionally, if you click your mouse on a grave, a window opens giving you even more details about that grave.
Note that you can have more than one record with the exact same grave identifiers (Section, Lot, Grave). If you click on the REVIEW link next to a record, it opens up that record in full view mode so you can see all the record details. This data is opened up in a new tab in your browser so that your map is still in the main application tab.
You can also print the map, which opens in a separate browser tab and includes grave location IDs. If you're using google chrome, you could use the following browser extension to capture the map as a giant image.
Or you could download/purchase a browser capture software like SNAG-IT which can save the entire map page to a giant JPG file that you can then print with whatever software you choose.