Review new geographic information systems (GIS) tools, web applications, story maps, data types, and mobile tools and how to apply them to cultural resources through ArcGIS. Explore how to use these tools using cultural resource examples. Consider how they will assist with typical cultural resource management solutions and understand how sensitive data is treated within the context of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal.


  • New GIS tools can assist in many applications
  • Free user-friendly GIS tools
  • Typical web-based GIS tools
  • Integrating GIS data and other data types
  • Building GIS-based web applications
  • Web-based GIS tools: story maps
  • Using GIS for interpretation
  • GIS data types and new possibilities
  • ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Portal
  • Mobile applications
  • Mobile application use cases
  • Collector applications
  • Survey tools
  • Sensitive data and ArcGIS Online/ArcGIS Portal
  • Overview of the other modules in the ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques series

Training Curriculum

60-minute, on-demand eLearning

  • 1

    Welcome Letter

    • NPI Welcome Letter

  • 2


    • New GIS Tools: Part 1

    • New GIS Tools: Part 2

    • New GIS Tools: Part 3

    • New GIS Tools: Part 4

  • 3

    Download Course Slides

    • New GIS Tools (slide deck)

  • 4

    Download Video Transcript

    • New GIS Tools (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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ArcGIS for Cultural Resources:
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