Emerging Technologies for Cultural Resources


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 ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction and ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques.

Detailed 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.

Evaluation Comments

"Provided a good starting point for exploring the technology presented."

"Excellent materials—learned about software I'd never even heard of before."

"Lot of good content! Good for generating ideas for mitigation."

"I was excited to learn about emerging tools, very helpful and applicable."

"I liked hearing about many techniques I didn't know about; I can see using many of these in my work."

"It was a good refresher/introduction to some of the useful technologies."

Related Trainings

ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction (online training version)
ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques (online training version)
ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: An Introduction
ArcGIS for Cultural Resources: Advanced Techniques

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI 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.

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