Review spatial data editing functions and map projections in geographic information systems (GIS), specifically using ArcGIS 10.x software and cultural resource examples. Learn the tools to edit new and existing spatial data and manage coordinate systems in GIS to assist in cultural resource management. Explore projection systems and understand the concept of spatial data editing workflow.


  • Representing spatial features
  • Shapefiles
  • Coverages
  • Geodatabases
  • CAD files
  • Tabular data
  • Raster data
  • Web services/data
  • Managing spatial data in ArcCatalog
  • Georeferencing data
  • Coordinate system components
  • Map projections
  • Viewing projection information
  • Working with projections
  • Changing projections
  • Managing edit sessions
  • Using feature templates
  • Snapping
  • The digitizing workflow
  • Creating new features
  • Editing existing features
  • Editing vertices
  • Finishing a sketch
  • Editing attributes
  • Calculating attribute values
  • Overview of the other modules in the ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction series

Training Curriculum

75-minute, on-demand eLearning

  • 1

    Welcome Letter

    • NPI Welcome Letter

  • 2


    • Editing Spatial Data: Part 1

    • Editing Spatial Data: Part 2

    • Editing Spatial Data: Part 3

    • Editing Spatial Data: Part 4

  • 3

    Download Course Slides

    • Editing Spacial Data (slide deck)

  • 4

    Download Video Transcript

    • Editing Spatial Data (transcript)

  • 5

    Course Evaluation

    • NPI Evaluation



Deidre McCarthy, GISP

Deidre McCarthy, GISP, chief, Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) Facility, National Park Service; facilitates the use of GIS to manage the location, status, and condition of cultural resources.
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This training is suitable for

  • Archaeologists; architectural historians; planners; preservation architects and landscape architects;

  • Community leaders; contractors, consultants, and project managers; cultural and natural resource managers responsible for compliance requirements;

  • Facility managers of historic properties; national, statewide, and local preservation and land management organization members and staff

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  • $125.00

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