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A New Tool for Exploring America's Historic Post Offices

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce the publication of a digital tool that shares stories of how America’s post offices have been adapted for community-serving uses. “SOLD: America's Historic Post Offices” is a GIS-enabled story map that documents 20 historic post...

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Digital Tools for Sharing Historic Building Data with the Public

By Lisa Kersavage and Daniel Watts As the city of New York grew during the period after the Revolutionary War, large plots of land were sold and subdivided for the construction of brick-clad and brick-fronted houses. These Federal-style houses were built between the 1790s and 1830s, and...

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A 360-Degree View of Virginia History

By Peter Hedlund In 2013 Encyclopedia Virginia ( EV ), a free and authoritative online resource published by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities , partnered with the Google Earth Outreach team to apply the technology behind Google Street View to capturing some of Virginia’s most...

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PastForward: Technology Reading List

​ Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, these lists present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Super early bird registration ends August 4. ...

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EarthXplorers: Teaching GIS Skills in Pursuit of Preservation

By Jeni Henrickson and Aaron Doering Geographic knowledge and inquiry skills are key in today’s globally interdependent world, including within the preservation field. Understanding geographic concepts like location, place, movement, human/environment interaction, and region is key to...

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HistoryQuest DC: Tracking the City’s Historical Fabric, Building by Building

By Kim Williams The D.C. Historic Preservation Office has recently launched an application called HistoryQuest DC . This interactive map that provides historical data about approximately 127,000 of the city’s buildings is a user-friendly new tool for scholars, researchers, students, and...

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