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					   Computerised Cultural
Resources & Mapping System
        for Boston
    Archaeological Mapping
 Pedro Choi (EE)
 Tim Ganter (ME)
 Sean McMillen (ME)
     Historical Mapping
 Steve Panetta (CM)
 Brian Kennedy (EE)
 Bernard Tan (EE)
Interactive Qualifying Project
  Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Science and technology interacts with
   societal structures and values
  Completion is a degree requirement for
   all students at WPI
       Overall Project Goal
   One user-friendly database that could
    be linked to digital archaeological and
    historical maps.
         Current Methods
   Archaeological Liaison: Ellen Berkland
    – Traditional Maps
    – Preservation Documents
   Historical Liaison: Maura FitzPatrick Sklarz
    – Manual Database Searching
    – Traditional Maps
Archaeological Project Goals
 Nancy Seasholes PhD. dissertation
 Mapping Areas of Archaeological
  Significance
 System compatible with Historical
  Mapping Group
    Historical Project Goals
 To create an overall basemap
 Mapping LL, LHD, NRDIS, NRIND
 User-friendly database entry system
 Completely updateable database entry
  system
 System compatible with Archaeological
  Mapping Group
          Software Used
   Microsoft Access ‘97
    – Front-End Creation
    – Database Management
   MapInfo Professional 5.0
    – All mapping purposes
     Presentation Order
 Pedro/Steve -Introduction
 Sean - MapInfo Database Integration
 Bernard - Database
 Tim - MapInfo Layering, Raster/Vector
 Brian - Queries
 Pedro/Steve - Conclusions +
  Recommendations
     Computerization and Queries
   Advantages of computerization
    – Use all information together
    – All landmarks displayed as desired
    – Queries allow user to extract data based on criteria

   Methods of computerization
    – Reformatted the supplied spreadsheet
    – Organized it into graphically interfaced database
    – Mapping required a variety of resources
Construction Years in BLC Surveys database

               1.0%
                      0.3%
             1.0%         2.8%           1950-1999
   13.6%   1.4%
                                 27.3%   1900-1949
                                         1850-1899
                                         1800-1849
                                         1750-1799
                                         1700-1749
       52.4%                             1650-1699
                                         1600-1649
Archaeological Conclusions
 Digitised maps (132 objects, 19 maps)
 Compiled database
 Single source for all information
       Historical Conclusions
 Complete basemap of Boston
 Updateable and user-friendly database
  created
 Over 130 BLC Survey Sites Mapped
 Compatible with Archaeological Group
     Mapped Historical Sites

Landmark Type                  Landmark   Mapped    Total Percent Complete
                               Code

Local Landmark                 LL              81     357              22.7%
Local Historic Disrict         LHD              8    3034               0.3%
National Register District     NRDIS           32    6883               0.5%
National Register Individual   NRIND           14     482               2.9%

TOTAL                                         135 10756                 1.3%
    Archaeological Mapping
      Recommendations
 Additional maps and overlays
 Investigate more capabilities
 Map corrections
 Universal Transverse Mercator
 Other areas (S. Boston, Charlestown)
 Additional maps
 Future groups log work
     Historical Mapping
     Recommendations
 More Mapping Required
 Parcel ID Codes + Parcel Map
      Historical Mapping
      Recommendations
 More Mapping Required
 Parcel ID Codes + Parcel Map
 T-Line, Highways, Utilities Map
      Historical Mapping
      Recommendations
 More Mapping Required
 Parcel ID Codes + Parcel Map
 T-Line, Highways, Utilities Map
 Faster Computers
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