This roundtable conversation is an opportunity for a free-ranging discussion with other geographic information system (GIS) users in the cultural resource management field. Review changes in the industry and updates in the ArcGIS platform. Pose questions to baffling issues and contribute a case study or story map. Learn about the latest GIS tools, new data portals, and upcoming technologies with potential connections to GIS. Consider ways to work more effectively with non-GIS users and promote the use of GIS.


Participants will receive logistics information by email on how to access the webinar using the Zoom meeting format at least a week prior to the training.


Participants will be invited to submit case studies, story maps, and questions in advance.



  • Understand the methodology
  • Encourage best practices
  • Working more effectively with non-GIS users
  • Promoting GIS to the cultural resource management field


  • Highlights from the industry
  • Updates in the ArcGIS platform
  • New GIS tools and data portals
  • Upcoming technologies and potential connections with GIS


  • Cultural resource management applications: case studies
  • Story maps: examples
  • Overview of related NPI GIS courses



Basic/advanced understanding of GIS technology; regular GIS system user

Training Curriculum

90-minute webinar eLearning

  • 1

    Welcome Letter

    • NPI Welcome Letter

    • GIS for Cultural Resources: Roundtable Conversation participant list, 2/17/22

  • 2

    Thursday, February 17 -- Link to Zoom

    • About Today's Session - How to Join the Zoom Meeting

    • GIS for Cultural Resources: Roundtable Conversation training on Zoom, 2/17/22

  • 3

    Download Course Slides

    • GIS for Cultural Resources: Roundtable Conversation, PDF of PPT, 2/17/22

  • 4

    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.
Full Bio/CV


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

Webinar Training

Thursday, February 17, 2022
3:00 p.m. EST
Limited to 25 participants

  • $100.00

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Webinar Training:
Additional sessions

Access to registration for additional webinars on GIS for Cultural Resources: Roundtable Conversation will be available closer to the date of each event. Here are tentative dates for upcoming sessions:

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST, limited to 25 participants

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST, limited to 25 participants

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST, limited to 25 participants

Customized Training

NPI also offers eLearning and webinar modules as customized training to meet specific organizational needs. They can be tailored to create training at a time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or [email protected] for further information.