GIS Historic Preservation

PLT© Intensive: GIS for Historic Preservation

This two day workshop, February 22-23, 2017 in Chicago, is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to apply web GIS for internal decision making, program development, and external communication. Developed with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Esri.

Registration Open

Accepting applications until February 17.

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Using Esri's ArcGIS Online platform, workshop participants will learn key concepts in geographic information systems and how they might be applied to their work, including how to: 1) digitize and geocode data sets; 2) produce web maps and basic web applications; and 3) understand basic spatial analysis techniques so as to solve a problem or learn more about the data. Participants will be introduced to the Atlas of ReUrbanism, a compendium of baseline datasets and maps developed by the Preservation Green Lab that contains information on existing buildings in major cities across the country. Each participant will be guided in developing a web map and web application that supports particular work in their own communities. 

No prior experience in GIS is required.

Following the PLT© Intensive, the National Trust for Historic Preservation will select several of the demonstration projects identified at the training for further development. The National Trust will work with those selected to build out their projects for presentation at PastForward 2017 in Chicago November 14-17, 2017.

Why attend?

  • Learn how GIS can be used to understand, influence, and communicate preservation outcomes.
  • Develop a more scientific, data-driven approach to private and public decision-making.
  • Digitize and layer multiple datasets to determine spatial patterns or relationships.
  • Use spatial analysis to test assumptions about the positive and negative consequences of particular actions and determine a preferred course of action.
  • Create compelling and interactive storytelling tools that make the case for the importance of a place or resources and the need for preservation.
  • CEUS: This course has been approved for 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association (APA)/American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Information regarding credit reporting will be provided onsite.

View the course outline.

Registration Fees

  • $1,500 Forum Member
  • $1,750 Non-Forum Member

Register today. Class size is limited to 25 participants.

Scholarships

Applications for scholarships are now closed. They were due January 31.

Ten scholarships covering the cost of registration will be available through the generous support of Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Priority will be given to Chicago area applicants and those who can demonstrate how the application of GIS will positively impact their work. The deadline for scholarship applications is January 31, 2017. 

CEUs

This course has been approved for 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association (APA)/American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Information regarding credit reporting will be provided onsite.