The Rhode Island Archaeological and Historical Geographic Information System (GIS) Development Project
In 2017 the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission teamed up with the University of Rhode Island’s Applied History Laboratory to develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) incorporating the state’s complex assortment of archaeological and historical sites. With support from the National Park Service, their objective is to collect and share the stories of Rhode Island by creating a fully operational and sustainable geospatial database of known archaeological sites and listings in the Rhode Island and National Registers of Historic Places. Along the way, multiple layers of diverse yet highly relevant supporting information are also continually being added to the system. These include geographic, jurisdictional, and environmental data from the Rhode Island Geographic Information System (RIGIS), orthographic and infrared imagery from the USGS, bathymetric and navigational information from NOAA, RIDEM wetlands data, USDA soils information, and a wide array of historical maps, nautical charts, and analytic digital imagery.
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The Rhode Island Archaeological and Historical Geographic Information System (GIS) Development Project. Chris McCabe, Rod Mather, Timothy Ives. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444259)
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