NPI: GIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques

National Preservation Institute (info@npi.org)
Primary contact: National Preservation Institute (info@npi.org)
Where: Atlanta, GA
November 19, 2020


Review how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology for applications that go beyond the basics for identification, evaluation, protection, and preservation of cultural resources. From geo-referencing historic maps to publishing data online, looking at the latest data sources/types, and producing story maps, there are many innovative ways to use GIS technology to expand the resources available to professionals and the general public.

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

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of the following items:

  • Geo referencing historic maps
  • Geo database terminology and functional overview
  • Data sources
  • Data types
  • Publishing spatial data and maps with ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and ArcGIS Web App Builder
  • Mobile GIS and Tools



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


GIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction or familiarity with basic GIS terminology, functionality, and ArcGIS desktop software/ESRI products

Continuing Education Credits

NPI does not participate in any continuing education programs offered by professional organizations. Self-reporting may be an option for members of organizations that require continuing education credits.

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.


$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

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