ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques


Review how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology for applications that go beyond the basics for identification, evaluation, protection, and preservation of cultural resources. From geo referencing historic maps to publishing data online, looking at the latest data sources/types, and producing story maps, there are many innovative ways to use GIS technology to expand the resources available to professionals and the general public.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction and Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources .

Detailed Agenda


Deidre McCarthy, GISP, chief, Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) Facility, National Park Service; facilitates the use of GIS to manage the location, status, and condition of cultural resources

Evaluation Comments

“Absolutely valuable and applicable to my real-world project needs.”

“I am more aware of terminology and the process so I can better understand the GIS technicians.”

“Gave more sources for public data than I anticipated. Plus, many examples of tools and devices.”

“An overview of GIS capabilities was useful.” “Met my expectations for advance GIS tools with ARC GIS Explorer information.” “I completely understand what georeferencing is and geodatabases.”

“Appreciated discussion of referencing historic maps and discussion on appropriate tools for surveying.” “The storyboards application will be very beneficial to my agency’s programs.”

“Useful to hear others and their issues and suggestions. The open discussion was by far the most useful.”

“The information is very helpful and I expect to use much of it in my position.”


Archaeologists, architectural historians, cultural resource managers, planners, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and historians.


ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction or familiarity with basic GIS terminology, functionality, and ArcGIS desktop software/ESRI products

Related Trainings

ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources

Locations and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2021; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update on training during COVID-19.
  • Atlanta, GA
    November 19, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
    offered in conjunction with
    ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
    Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
    Historic Preservation Division,
    the Georgia Department of Transportation,
    and the National Park Service, 
    Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems

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 for further information.