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Geospatial Submission Standards

 

Formats

  • Preferred: Esri Shapefile consisting of at least .dbf, .shp, .shx
  • Accepted: GoogleEarth KML; Esri Geodatabase

To use any other format, please contact the CRGIS staff in advance.

 

File Organization by Resource Type

Survey Area

Submit survey areas for above and below ground projects in a single file if they are covered in the same report. This should include the areas where archaeological and historical resources were considered, which might not be equivalent to the project corridor. If a survey APE consists of dis-contiguous areas, merge them into a single feature. If the project contains above and below ground surveys, then this file should only contain two features. For projects with multiple addenda, submit a shapefile that is identical to the APE in that particular report. All survey areas must be represented by polygons.

Required Attributes:

Field Name Type Characters Content Instructions
ERNO Text 20 YYYY-NNNN-NNN-A Fill in the appropriate year, sequence, county
and alpha code for that report
SURVEY_TYP Text 20 Above ground; Below ground; Both  

 

Above Ground Resources

Submit all above ground resources in a single file. Each resource should be a single feature and must be represented by a polygon.

Required Attributes:

Field Name Type Characters Content Instructions
KEYNO Text 6 NNNNNN Enter the 6-digit key number

 

Below Ground Resources

Submit all archaeological sites and isolated finds in a single file. Each resource should be a single feature and must be represented by a polygon. Please do not send find locations for non-site collections.

Required Attributes:

Field Name Type Characters Content Instructions
SITENO Text 8 36AANNNN
or
36AA/NNN
Fill in appropriate 2-character county code and 4-digit site number
or
Fill in appropriate 2-character county code and 3-digit isolated find number

 

Other Data Types

If you would like to send us additional data, such as shovel test locations, survey coverage polygons or other features noted during survey, please coordinate with CRGIS staff.

For more information, please contact the CRGIS staff -

Noel Strattan, Supervisor: (717) 214-6572

Elizabeth Shultz, Above Ground GIS Specialist: (717) 346-9568

Hannah Harvey, Below Ground GIS Specialist: (717) 346-0616