Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources

Seminar Overview

Review best means of integrating new technologies with existing CRM practices as they relate to the documentation, preservation, and/or creative mitigation of cultural resources. Learn about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), digital documentation (photogrammetry), and virtual reality (new media methods). Discuss ways to integrate these technologies with more familiar forms of technology, such as geographic information systems (GIS), and explore how information gathered can be used for public outreach.

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

Detailed Seminar Agenda


Luke J. Pecoraro, Ph.D., director of Curatorial Services, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; former director of Archaeology, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and staff archaeologist with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Jamestown Rediscovery project; past experience teaching on the university level and in cultural resource management


Beginner and intermediate CRM practitioners, including technical experts and managers, archaeologists, architectural historians, cultural and natural resource managers, GIS practitioners, landscape architects, planners, preservation architects, and tribal officials.

Related Seminars

GIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
GIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques

Locations and Dates

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.

Cost (see Register for more information)

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

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or  info@npi.org for further information.