Review map document creation workflows and spatial analysis in geographic information systems (GIS), specifically using ArcGIS 10.x software. Learn how to create a new map project, add data, and perform simple spatial analysis functions to assist in cultural resource management. Explore map development using cultural resource examples. 


  • Using ArcCatalog
  • ArcCatalog: Contents
  • ArcCatalog: Preview
  • ArcCatalog: Description
  • Connecting to folders
  • New shapefiles
  • Creating data from XY coordinates
  • Geocoding addresses
  • Create a geocoding service
  • Address matching with ArcToolbox
  • Perform address matching
  • Rematching addresses
  • Saving geocoded data
  • Geocoding toolbar
  • Steps in creating your project
  • Identifying the project objectives
  • Create a project database
  • Perform analysis
  • Standard analysis tools
  • Analysis tools that generate new data
  • Present results
  • 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


    • Building Projects and Performing Analysis: Part 1

    • Building Projects and Performing Analysis: Part 2

    • Building Projects and Performing Analysis: Part 3

  • 3

    Download Course Slides

    • Building Projects and Performing Analysis (slide deck)

  • 4

    Download Video Transcript

    • Building Projects and Performing Analysis (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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