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Alum develops mobile GPS app to locate Arlington grave sites

Headed to Arlington National Cemetery? Don't forget to bring your smartphone with you.

Visitors can now now navigate the property's 250,000-plus grave site with military precision thanks to a digital platform featuring a new mobile app that utilizes the power of GPS technology.

The application is the brainchild of Lehigh graduate and Army Maj. Nicholas Miller ’02, ‘03G, Chief Information Officer at Arlington. Miller took over a year to develop the app and plans to improve and upgrade it over the next several years.

The application, the first of its kind for any national cemetery, is a high end digital system providing several functions, including a real-time schedule of planned burials and procession routes as well as aerial photo maps providing grave site locations within accuracy of nearly three inches. The application will even show events as minor as where daily tree prunings are scheduled.

For those without smartphones, visitors will still be able to access the same information on new kiosks located at the cemetery or online at the Arlington National Cemetery Web site.

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