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Pinpointing Preservation - Closeups
December 2008 Issue
Looking for a historic home or a Civil War battleground? Now you can find it from home with the help of a geographic information system network developed by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The natural archaeological and historic resources geographic information system (NAHRGIS), launched earlier this year, is an interactive Web-based registry cataloging information about the natural, archaeological and historic resources of Georgia. “You only need two things to access the system: the Internet and a relatively high-speed connection,” says Rowe Bowen, section chief for cultural resources at the Georgia Department of Transportation. Historic preservation graduate student Chris Daniel takes notes from a tombstone in the cemetery at Harmony Hall Baptist Church in Hall County. The program, which was originally generated by the DOT to help with their research, turned into a public service with the help of Internet technology experts at the Institute of Government. The project was paid for with federal DOT grants. Visitors to the site are …
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