Overview

Mapping cultural resources expands traditional documentation means. Review why the use of geographic information systems (GIS) are important to cultural resource management, inventory creation, and compliance with historic preservation legislation. Examine available data sources and the sharing and securing of cultural resource spatial data. Consider GIS tools that assist in historic preservation work, including story maps, mobile GIS applications, and integrating historic maps, LiDAR, and GPS. 


Agenda

  • Importance of mapping in expanding traditional documentation
  • Regulatory need for cultural resource spatial data
  • Federal, state, and local need for cultural resource spatial data
  • Using GIS data as a form of documentation
  • Sharing cultural resource spatial data
  • NPS Cultural Resource Spatial Data Standards
  • GIS in long-term cultural resource management
  • Expanding the use of data
  • CRGIS provides cultural resource GIS data
  • Mobile GIS applications
  • GIS data sources
  • Integrating historic maps, LiDAR, and GPS
  • Story maps and interpretation tools
  • The role of the federal government: Federal Geographic Data Committee
  • Important new laws: Geospatial Data Act, Open Government Data Act
  • Securing cultural resource spatial data
  • Overview of related NPI GIS courses

Training Curriculum

60-minute, on-demand eLearning

  • 1

    Welcome Letter

    • NPI Welcome Letter

  • 2

    Videos

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 1

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 2

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 3

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 4

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 5

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources: Part 6

  • 3

    Download Course Slides

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources (slide deck)

  • 4

    Download Video Transcript

    • The Importance of Mapping Cultural Resources (transcript)

  • 5

    Course Evaluation

    • NPI Evaluation

Faculty

Faculty

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

Participants

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

Immediate Access

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 info@npi.org for further information.