We the People: New app eases Arlington Cemetery navigation

Sharon Burns: Arlington National Cemetery's “ANC Explorer,” is a new, free application that allows users to use a smartphone or web browser to locate grave sites, events or other points of interest at the cemetery.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: November 12, 2012
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Arlington National Cemetery's “ANC Explorer,” is a new, free application that allows people to use a smartphone or web browser to locate grave sites, events or other points of interest at the cemetery.

The app provides information from more than 150 years of records, which were compared with the 259,978 gravesite photographs taken by the Army. Users also may generate front-and-back photos of a headstone or monument and receive directions to these locations.

ANC Explorer is available on Arlington's website at www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ancexplorer, the iTunes store and Google Play. It also is loaded on new kiosks in Arlington National Cemetery's Visitors Center.

Maj. Nicholas R. Miller, Arlington National Cemetery chief information officer, said that this is just the beginning. In the future, ANC Explorer will offer features such as emergency and event notifications, shuttle stops and self-guided tours.

Genealogy notes

The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Council Grove Chapter, will meet 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. For more information and to make a reservation, call Dotty Crabtree at 949-9186 or email dottycr@cox.net.

• Kathryn Red Corn, director of the Osage Tribal Museum, Pawhuska, will present “Who Were the Osage?” at the Tulsa Genealogy Society meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the TGS Library, 9136 E 31st, Tulsa.

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