GIS4260 Applications in Archaeology, Dr. Scott Palumbo
Historic Records and Documents: Paul Revere and the Freedom Trail
Sources of historic information are numerous, and in many cases are essential tools for ‘reconstructing’ and interpreting the historic landscape. Images, maps, and documents can serve as sources for quantitative data, may be digitized for incorporation into a map document, or may be linked directly to a document for easy visualization and reference. The possibilities for utilizing historic documents in a GIS format are endless, and the importance of knowing where to find these sources of information, how to interpret them, and how to incorporate them into a GIS framework is a useful skill in the archaeologist’s toolset.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Locate, evaluate and interpret sources of historic information online
- Link historic images and documents into a map document for visualization and report production
- Link HTML site to a map document for enhanced resources interpretation and additional resources
- Gain familiarity with ArcGIS Online and user-created shared interactive maps
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT AWARDS
The following student was chosen for their exception work on the Historic Records and Documents-Paul Revere and the Freedom Trail assignment:
What we like: Ty created a wonderful map layout that effectively balances both the cartographic and documentary information in the module. He also demonstrated the ability to go above and beyond by utilizing the Adobe Illustrator skills he had learned in his earlier Cartography class to add a professional feel to his presentation. Excellent work applying skills from previous coursework onto new deliverables, well done Ty!