GIS Dataset for Making Better and More Attractive Maps of U.S. Rivers
Author(s): Patrick Livingood
Waterways are one of the most common elements of archaeological maps. However, most GIS layers of waterways contain either too many or too few features at a given scale and don’t have any associated data for efficiently including or excluding features. Further, most commonly available rivers datasets contain modern features such as manmade lakes, which are anachronistic for premodern maps. A little known, but freely available dataset known as NHDPlus makes it possible to create better archaeological basemaps and this author has created an easy to use distillation of these data specifically for easy use in premodern map making.
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GIS Dataset for Making Better and More Attractive Maps of U.S. Rivers. Patrick Livingood. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404845)
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