Handheld Announces ALGIZ 10X/Survey Software Combo for Locating Woodland Cemetery Burial Sites

1/14/2016 : pressrelease

[Corvallis, Oregon— January 14, 2016] Handheld announced today the availability of the rugged ALGIZ 10X tablet computer with Geolantis surveying software and a GNSS/GPS Rover as a solution to precisely locating burial sites for woodland cemeteries who specialize in tree burials.

In these cemeteries, people purchase a small plot to bury ashes in an urn near the base of existing trees. Each tree has a small plaque with the names of those whose ashes are buried there. The concept treats the forest with care and enables people to buy a tree location in advance for their funeral.

Robust and Powerful Tool

One customer who has already deployed this solution is the company Bestattung Kärnten which owns a specialized woodland cemetery. To make the urn space available for the sale, the trees first need to be identified, located and registered. The high demand for forest burials in the woodland cemetery required Bestattung Kärnten to find an efficient technology for the registration and management of trees in the cemetery.

Using combination of Geolantis surveying software and the robust, ultra-rugged Algiz 10X tablet computer in combination with a GNSS GPS rover worked for the company. These tools are now the basis for registering of what will later be sold as urn spaces.

Once a suitable forest is reclassified as a woodland cemetery, the identification of available trees begins. The Algiz 10X tablet's ability to be operated with an external GPS antenna enables the employees of the funeral company to register trees in the woodland cemetery, including related master data, at any time day or night and regardless of weather. If necessary, the tablet’s 5-megapixel camera can be used to create an image catalogue.

If necessary, the plans—including the register—may be extended, edited and changed at any time. The large storage capacity allows the worker to gather huge amount of data.

Seamless Flow of Information and Improved Workflow

The 10” display on the Algiz 10X, which is viewable even in direct sunlight, simplifies data entry. With the Geolantis software even non-surveyors can create an individual register for the woodland cemetery trees.

Additionally, even the regular tree control can be performed with the Algiz 10X. The integrated u-blox® GPS receiver makes it possible to use the tablet for navigation and documentation as part of the inspection work without an external GPS/GNSS receiver.

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About Geolantis

GEOLANTIS, located in the south of Austria develops modern future oriented software solutions. We focus on mobile location based applications for mapping / surveying and asset management. With our products, you can optimize your work processes, the mobile data collection and data analysis. Optimize hard daily work of your employees through the use of modern products. Create yourself a clear, measurable financial benefit.


The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and tablets. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses with mobile workers in outdoor or industrial environments. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. 


AMY URBAN, Marketing Director, Handheld US, USA: 541-752-0319
SOFIA LÖFBLAD, Marketing Director, Handheld Group, Sweden: +46 510 54 71 70