Heritage Documentation Programs administers
HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey), the Federal
Government's oldest preservation program, and companion
programs HAER (Historic American Engineering Record),
HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey), and CRGIS
(Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems). Documentation
produced through the programs constitutes the nation's
largest archive of historic architectural, engineering,
and landscape documentation.
- HDP presents animated fly-throughs of historic sites Heritage Documentation Programs has produced videos fly-through of a number of historic sites recently documented, including the U.S.S. Cairo at Vickburg National Military Park and the historic stairs at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
- HABS Guide to Field Documentation postedThis Field Guide offers step-by-step instructions about how to observe, take field measurements, and create field notes and a short-form report about a historic site or structure to HABS standards.
- 2013 HALS Challenge Competition announcedPeople from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to increase awareness of the role of women in shaping the American landscape.
- 2013 Peterson Prize Drawing Competition announcedThe Charles E. Peterson Prize recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students.
- 2013 Holland Prize Drawing Competition announcedThe Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
- Producing HABS/HAER/HALS Measured Drawings from Laser Scans: the Pros and Cons of Using Laser Scanning for Heritage DocumentationLearn More...