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GIS: Practical Applications for Cultural Resource Projects

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Review introductory geographic information system (GIS) concepts combining spatial technologies and database management systems in the area of historic preservation. Learn how to use GIS applications for identification, evaluation, protection, and preservation of cultural resources. From assisting with inventories, to mapping historic districts and battlefields, to mitigating the impact of disasters on historic areas, GIS technology can be used to provide a better basis for planning and decisionmaking for the nation's heritage.


Deidre McCarthy, program manager, Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS), National Park Service; facilitates the use of GIS to manage the location, status, and condition of cultural resources

Evaluation Comments

"Exceeded my expectations. The presentation made a complex subject more understandable and will help me use GIS in my work."

"Provided a good overview and enabled participants to gain a working knowledge of GIS ArcView."

"The hands-on and theoretical discussion is a good combination! The instructor bridged the cultural resources and technical divide very well."

"Exercises were key to building confidence."

"[Provided] archaeological applications to GIS. No other course I know offers this."

"Lots of information. I will use the printed materials extensively."

"I have taken GIS classes before. This covered so much more! Plus, focusing on cultural resources-data I will use-helps me relate."


Archaeologists, cultural resource managers, planners, landscape architects, and historians.

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting often is an option for members of other professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Locations and Dates

  • Anchorage, AK *
    April 26-27, 2016
    April 28-29, 2016
    in cooperation with
    the Alaska Department of Natural Resources,
    Office of History & Archaeology / State Historic Preservation Office
    and the National Park Service, Alaska Support Office
    and Cultural Resources Geographic Information Services

* This is a two-day seminar, with two sessions available to choose from.

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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