Using GIS and the web on Eglin AFB
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): N. Wright; V. Stewart; T. Swain; L. Shreve
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • archaeological sites
  • computer programs
  • Florida
  • GIS
  • histories
  • logging
  • military lands
  • north Florida
  • remote sensing
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39768
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14492
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: I29.86/2:24/3 and Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text...'The Department of Defense, as stewards of military lands, considers cultural resource protection a part of its central mission, 'the defense of the United States - its people, its land, and its heritage.' At Eglin Air Force Base, protecting cultural resources includes using the newest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and web technologies.... The primary focus of the GIS program is the inventory, evaluation, preservation, and documentation of archeological sites and historic structures. GIS greatly facilitates the mapping, recording, and in some instances relocation of resources across the property that makes up the Eglin military installation. Environmental Management Historic (EMH), the division responsible for historic preservation, worked with the Florida State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to implement a preservation program applicable to Eglin AFB.... EMH works closely with the Natural Resources office during controlled burns and timber sales to preserve combustible, nonrenewable, and other at-risk resources across Eglin by exchanging maps through the Microstation Viewer. The availability of the viewer to the entire Eglin command facilitates information sharing and increases awareness of resources and promotes compliance with protection requirements.'

Wright, N., V. Stewart, T. Swain, and L. Shreve. 2001. Using GIS and the web on Eglin AFB. CRM [Cultural Resource Management}, v. 24, no. 3, p. 9-11.