GIS/Cartography

HRA is dedicated to the use of technology in advancing the accuracy and efficiency of Historical Consulting and Cultural Resources Management.

Integrated GPS and GIS software on field equipment facilitates highly accurate property maps displaying individual features and artifacts, which can be reconciled with project engineering plans and other digital data.

HRA uses the latest version of Esri’s ArcGIS software as our GIS mapping software to produce:

  • Project feature shapefiles for use in field GPS units
  • Daily survey completion data for clients
  • Georeferenced historical maps
  • Aerial photography, LIDAR, topographic maps, and other survey aids
  • Shapefiles of cultural site boundaries
  • Archaeological predictive modeling

 

Featured Projects

Predictive Model Development

Predictive Model Development Over the past five years HRA has developed numerous archaeological predictive models for federal, state, and private clients. For the Oregon Department of Transportation, we developed four predictive models for a 2,600-square-mile study...

Christophe Harbour Development

Christophe Harbour Development Blue transfer printed pearlware plate in "Blue Willow" pattern, recovered from an early 19th century slave housesite. HRA conducted heritage resource investigations for the Christophe Harbour development on St. Kitts to aid them in...

Bison Pipeline

Bison Pipeline HRA conducted a cultural resources survey for the proposed Bison pipeline in North Dakota. HRA inventoried a 124-mile segment of the pipeline as well as 50 miles of reroutes and over 100 miles of access. HRA also managed complex Esri ArcGIS databases of...

Cultural Resource Management

Section 106, NEPA/SEPA Compliance

HRA assists agencies and private sector clients with the successful navigation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA); the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);…

Consulting with Tribes

HRA provides assistance to agencies and private clients in formal and informal tribal consultation and communication. We provide direct assistance and professional guidance…

Historic Preservation

HRA’s specialists assist clients with a range of historic preservation services, including preservation planning; adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, restoration and conservation…