Historical identification and mapping

Pena, Mario de la (2005) Historical identification and mapping. [USQ Project]


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This project was set out to design a method of capturing and cataloguing historical data
to produce a Geographic Information System (GIS) map of a portion of the Old Ballaarat
Cemetery. The research project was undertaken due to the lack of digital information on
historical features in Ballarat.
The completion of the GIS map was achieved using a Total Station for survey control
and data collection and a hand held Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to capture and
catalogue the data in the cemetery, in addition a GIS was used to store and map the
captured data. The mapped data was transferred onto a web page that is able to be updated
with new information from other cemeteries for the formation of an Australia wide
database in the future.
The results provides a public record of the deceased that can be accessed for use in a
diversity of areas from genealogy and historical studies to the general public's interest. It
was also concluded that these developments in all of the cemeteries of Australia will
provide current information for many organisations.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), historical mapping, Old Ballaarat Cemetery
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/134

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