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CRGIS Guidelines

Applying GPS to Historic Preservation
& Architectural Survey
Using GIS to Document Cultural Resources after a Natural Disaster
From Paper File to Digital Database Assessment of the Principal Earthworks: The Federal "Fish Hook" Line, Petersburg, VA
Critical Nature of Spatial Data in Cultural Resource Management

Remote Sensing and the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study


The main mission of the CRGIS Facility is to institutionalize the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technologies into the practice of historic preservation. As part of that effort, CRGIS undertakes projects designed to show how GIS and GPS technologies work in the preservation environment.

These projects involve methodological approaches, or “How To” reports that introduce best practices, concepts, and field techniques. We publish these on-line in the hope that readers will find them helpful, stimulating, and perhaps the source for their own creativity in adapting these tools to historic preservation.