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GIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Review introductory geographic information system (GIS) concepts and functionality, combining spatial technologies and database management systems in the area of historic preservation. Learn how to use GIS software through hands-on exercises 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.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources and GIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques.

Faculty

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."

Participants

Archaeologists, architectural historians, cultural resource managers, planners, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and historians.

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Related Seminars

Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources
GIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques

Locations and Dates

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)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

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 info@npi.org for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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