couple walking through cemetery couple walking through cemetery Grieving can be stressful. A new navigation app wants to take some of that stress away. (Photo: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)

A navigation app for cemeteries helps you find loved ones more easily

Gravez provides detailed directions to more than a million burial sites in Israel.

Over the years, an ever-evolving crop of navigation apps has helped us in practically all manner of circumstances: remembering where you parked your car, helping you avoid traffic jams by finding alternate routes, and helping you plan vacations, to name a few.

But with a new app called Gravez, navigation is stepping out of the road and into ... the cemetery.

According to its founders, Gravez aims to be an orientation tool for loved ones of the deceased. It offers turn-by-turn voice directions to help visitors navigate large graveyards on foot or by car to find their loved ones' resting place, along with a current database of more than 1.3 million graves in 30 cemeteries.

An endless rows of white marble gravestones at the Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day. As they expand, cemeteries can be overwhelming, and a loved one's resting place can be hard to find. (Photo: Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)

In addition to navigation, Gravez also provides information on memorial services.

It was developed by a group of young professionals in Israel with IT and software development backgrounds, hoping to make life a little easier for the grieving.

“We map all the geographical elements, the paths, the plots, interest points, everything that depicts the outline of the cemetery,” said Guy Liany, co-chief executive of Corido, the company that developed Gravez.

It's only available in Israel for now, but its developers plan to expand to more countries. The developers also plan to add more services to the app, including tombstone cleaning and maintenance, cemetery transportation and memorial candle placement.

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Gravez provides detailed directions to more than a million burial sites in Israel.