GIS Conversion Project
The Northeast Information Center is currently in the midst of a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) conversion program begun over a decade ago. The goal of this project is to convert historical resource record and report location data currently on hard-copy base maps housed at the NEIC to digital format in ARCGIS. In addition, our resource database and report bibliography will be linked to the GIS data, and all site records and reports on file at the center will be scanned so that they can be stored and accessed electronically.
The progress of the NEIC GIS program is tied to availability of funding, usually derived from outside agencies seeking data in a GIS format. Additionally, because of the huge numbers of maps, records, and reports involved in the conversion program, even with adequate funding, it is anticipated that this project will take several years to complete.
Currently, approximately two-thirds of the NEIC cultural resources base maps and one-half of the NEIC cultural resources investigation reports base maps have been fully digitized. For those areas that have been digitized, records searches are conducted electronically, and custom GIS maps and/or shape files may be available as part of consultant records search requests. See the CHRIS Electronic Fee Structure for applicable fees.