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Cemetery records firm secures deal with council

Co Antrim cemetery records company PlotBox has won a contract to gather information on graveyards held by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. (stock photo)
Co Antrim cemetery records company PlotBox has won a contract to gather information on graveyards held by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

Co Antrim cemetery records company PlotBox has won a contract to gather information on graveyards held by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

The husband and wife firm uses drone technology to plot and map how graveyards are laid out and uses software to store information on easy-to-use databases.

In its latest deal, PlotBox will streamline all of the information on cemeteries which had been held by the three "legacy" councils which now make up Mid and East Antrim Council.

Information will be gathered on 28 sites in Larne, Ballymena and Carrickfergus, and then put on to one system.

Maureen Morrow, mayor of Mid and East Antrim, said: "Each of the three council areas previously held data in different ways, so the move will mean a more efficient way of managing the sites, ultimately saving the ratepayers money and improving the service they receive."

PlotBox founders Sean and Leona McAllister now lead a team of more than 40 people working on mapping cemeteries across the US and Europe.

The business is based at the council's new innovation centre at the Ecos site in Ballymena.

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