Using Collector for ArcGIS for Cultural Resource Data Collection

Author(s): Kirsti E Uunila; Lionell Sewell

Year: 2016


The Calvert County, Maryland cultural resources planner has worked with the county GIS team to develop a Collector for ArcGIS app template for collection of data in the field for archaeological sites and architectural properties. The Collector for ArcGIS template is designed to capture the information required by the state on its forms, acquire geolocation information, and attach pictures for each site.  With minimal editing, a mail merge is used to produce a printable form that is acceptable to the Maryland SHPO. The Collector for ArcGIS app runs on tablets and smartphones and promises to extend the capability of a limited cultural resources staff. This paper discusses the development of the template, the consultative process with the Maryland SHPO and the National Park Service, and serves as an example of a productive relationship between departments on the local level, and other agencies on the state and federal levels.

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Using Collector for ArcGIS for Cultural Resource Data Collection. Kirsti E Uunila, Lionell Sewell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434257)


ArcGIS data Fieldwork

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 502