1.   How accurate is the location mapped?
While GPS and smart phone technology has continuously improved in recent years, the accuracy of the location identified on your device can vary depending on a number of factors relating to satellite, wifi signal and cell tower positions.  With the current technology, one can expect GPS to be accurate within 5-30 meters.  The GPS signal related to the location identified in your search will put you in the approximate area of the figure you are looking for – in some cases it may lead you very close to the specific location; in other situations you may have to do some visual checks but you will be the right area.

2.     What does the "Direction Finder" do?
When you click on the Land Map icon 
 on the Search Result page a map identifying the location of the historical figure appears. The Directional Finder link appears above the map in the left corner beside the Show Layers option. When clicked, the Directional Finder will open a Google Maps page with Starting Point and Destination input fields. The Destination field will be pre-filled with the grave location associated with your search. Enter your location in the Starting Point field and Google will provide directions to the grave you searched. If you are using a GPS enabled mobile device, Google will give you the option of selecting "your location" as the starting point. 


1.     First select the cemetery location you are interested in from the drop down menu. 

2.   Once the cemetery criteria have been indicated there are two ways to search the database: by Common Name, Botanical Name or by "Category".

Searching by Common  or Botanical Names
You can choose to search by either the Common Name of a particular tree type or its Botanical Name equivalent.These are the several ways in which you can search using the name field.

          i.        Select one of the names in the drop down menu.  Clicking the down arrow show a list of all records (by name) of the tree types in the database,

         ii.        If searching by Common Name, type the name in the Common Name field (if searching by Botanical Name, do the same in the Botanical Name search filed). When the Submit button is clicked the Search Results page with the record on it will appear.

        iii.        Enter the first letter of the Common Name or Botanical Name in the corresponding name search fields. A shortlist of all Common or Botanical Names beginning with the search letter will appear and the tree type desired can be selected. 

Searching by Category

        i.        Each tree type in the database has been cross-referenced by five categories: Selecting a category will return a list of all individuals who fall under the category chosen.
-> Coniferous
-> Deciduous
-> Deciduous-Coniferous
-> Native
-> Non-Native

Selecting one of the tree type categories and clicking submit will return a list of all trees falling under that category.

Tip: When a Category search is conducted, clicking on the Land Map icon   of the Search Results page will map all individuals for the category.