Using Digital Mapping Techniques to Rapidly Document Vulnerable Historical Landscapes in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author(s): Alahna Moore; Elena Ricci

Year: 2018

Summary

With the oncoming threat that climate change poses upon New Orleans, the documentation of historic spaces becomes critically important.  This project aims to promote new methods of cataloging and visualizing the historic character, unique landscapes, and research potential of culturally significant sites so that they may be accessible to future generations, using Holt Cemetery as a case study.  Our process combines GIS, Unmanned Aerial Systems, GPS, and traditional cemetery survey techniques to create an interactive digital map that can be used as a tool as well as an exhibition of burial traditions in threatened landscapes. We will be presenting an adaptive management strategy which demonstrates a quick, affordable, scalable, and accurate means of historical documentation which provides a multi-dimensional resource which can be utilized and shared by researchers as well as the public.  

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Using Digital Mapping Techniques to Rapidly Document Vulnerable Historical Landscapes in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alahna Moore, Elena Ricci. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441426)

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Keywords

General
Cemetery Gis UAS

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
19th Century - Present

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): 976