Preserving the War of 1812 Battlefields
The attack of the British on their march to Burn Washington began in Bladensburg and ended in defeat in the City of Washington in the Brookland Historical District in Ward 5 at what is known today as Fort Circle Park. Historical maps covering this attack have been reconstructed using GIS helping capture the attitudes of those who made them and also assisting preservationists, archeologists and scholars studying the War of 1812. Washington DC schools GIS efforts have assisted in preserving the legacy of the War of 1812.
The mission of the National Park Service Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) facility is to institutionalize the use of GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing technologies in historic preservation within the National Park system as well as with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO).
Washington DC War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Digital Object tells Stories GIS Maps