Preserving, Restoring, Operating and Maintaining Olivewood Cemetery

SAM Inc. LiDAR Project

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Projects

Survey and Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.) completed a GIS project (Geographic Information System), thus creating a high-resolution digital model of Olivewood Cemetery. This project incorporated the use of Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) imagery of the cleared section of the cemetery.

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The Future of Olivewood

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Current Project

Our long-term plan for the design of Olivewood Cemetery as a cultural center is briefly outlined here.

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Beautification

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Current Project

As more and more acreage of the cemetery comes under control with regular maintenance and care, we will be pursuing a program of Plot and Walkway beautification.

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Erosion Remediation

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Current Project

Nature has a history of vandalizing Olivewood Cemetery, in the guise of erosion and hurricane damage. Drainage to White Oak Bayou has taken away several of our gravesites, and Hurricane Ike toppled several old and stately oaks.

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Cleanup

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Current Project

The fight against nature is our ongoing struggle at Olivewood Cemetery. Several times a month you can find the Descendants of Olivewood in the cemetery with groups of volunteers aiding in cleanup activities.

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Recent Exhumation

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Projects

Recently we've had the honor of working with Robert Marcom and Carol McDavid of CARI (Community Archaeology Research Institute) in our effort to save several sets of remains from surrounding erosion.

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