Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MBRNHP). These technologies were used in combination to create a GIS database of historical aerial photographs, maps, surveys, and recent satellite data. Once in digital form, the multitemporal aerial and satellite images were analyzed, using both manual photo-interpretation and digital remote sensing techniques, to search for and document changes in the landscape over time. These methods were evaluated for their utility in reconstructing and understanding the history of both natural and cultural landscapes. GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies provided a means to identify and verify the historic landscape features of MBRNHP such as carriage roads, stonewalls, buildings, forest plantations and surface water features visible on historic maps, aerial photographs and satellite images.
This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-9-NC-03 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).