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These lectures feature work of The National Park Service's Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Program and its role in the documentation of cultural landscapes through measured and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format black and white and color photographs. The Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CR-GIS) facility enhances this documentation with modern GIS and GPS technology that facilitates the location and analysis of lanscape features. This exciting technology is being applied to documentation of historic mission trails in Arizona, where types of landscape features include the trails and roads themselves, water control systems, the mission and mission-related structures, and witness plants. Documentation of cultural landscapes with both traditional and modern methods will promote 21st-century preservation of these significant resource by facilitating maintenance, interpretation and public awareness.

The lectures presented on the University of Arizona campus, February 9, 2009, part of the Missions Initiative in cooperation with the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosytem Studies Unit.

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These lectures feature work of The National Park Service's Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Program and its role in the documentation of cultural landscapes through measured and interpretive drawings, written histories, and large-format black and white and color photographs. The Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CR-GIS) facility enhances this documentation with modern GIS and GPS technology that facilitates the location and analysis of lanscape features. This exciting technology is being applied to documentation of historic mission trails in Arizona, where types of landscape features include the trails and roads themselves, water control systems, the mission and mission-related structures, and witness plants. Documentation of cultural landscapes with both traditional and modern methods will promote 21st-century preservation of these significant resource by facilitating maintenance, interpretation and public awareness.

The lectures presented on the University of Arizona campus, February 9, 2009, part of the Missions Initiative in cooperation with the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosytem Studies Unit.

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