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  • Slide 1 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Timothy 2:4:7
  • Slide 2 - Arlington National Cemetery A Legacy That Must Be Preserved
  • Slide 3 - A Proposal to Provide GIS Services for Arlington National Cemetery Louisiana State University in Shreveport The Red River Regional Studies Center and The Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Slide 4 - Arlington National Cemetery: Where Burial is a Symbol of Honor Two U.S. Presidents Hundreds of Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor Justices of the Supreme Court Astronauts from Apollo and Challenger Servicemen and women who died in defense of their country and tens of thousands of others… The stories of these and others are waiting to be told.
  • Slide 5 - The Challenge of Discovering the Stories Hampered by an outdated manual system: alphabetical card file (264,000 cards) location card file (100,000 – 150,000 cards) hand-written information separate map plats
  • Slide 6 - The Needs working with map plats searching for a gravesite searching for information about the deceased A new technologically-advanced system to simplify:
  • Slide 7 - Developing a GIS Solution GIS = Geographic Information System Computerized method of relating data to maps
  • Slide 8 - CURRENT SYSTEM versus PROPOSED SYSTEM hand-written cards hand-drawn maps manual updates accessible only to Arlington staff computerized database computerized maps “Living Document” with constant updates accessible to America and the world via Internet Developing a GIS Solution
  • Slide 9 - GIS Creation computerized digital portrait of Arlington National Cemetery computerized map of burial plots database from hand-written card files data related to photo/plots Traditional Research + State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Slide 10 - The Result accessible to staff or to general public search by: name grave section period of service military rank medals or honors received print map of grave or memorial location print photographic image of tomb or grave Easy-to-Use Geographic Information System
  • Slide 11 - Vicksburg: A Model The Arlington project is similar to LSU in Shreveport’s mapping of Vicksburg National Military Park, as follows: GIS mapping digital base map recording of monuments relational database sophisticated Internet interface document management
  • Slide 12 - The Stockade Redan, Vicksburg National Military Park Mapping of Monuments
  • Slide 13 - Fort Hill, Vicksburg National Military Park An Arcview 3D Analyst view
  • Slide 14 - A Plan for Arlington
  • Slide 15 - Current Paper Map of Part of Sections 2 and 26
  • Slide 16 - Digital Map of Part of Sections 2 and 26
  • Slide 17 - Database Entry Gateway Screen
  • Slide 18 - Digital Version of Data Entry Form from August, 1945
  • Slide 19 - Digital Version of Data Entry Form from November, 1963
  • Slide 20 - Digital Version of Data Entry Form of Geographic Card File
  • Slide 21 - The result is a map location for the appropriate gravesite The result is a map location for the appropriate gravesite
  • Slide 22 - Resources Required office space access to card files 3 computer workstations 1 computer edit workstation peripherals ESRI ArcGIS staffing (editors, data entry) At Arlington: (for data compilation, scanning, primary editing)
  • Slide 23 - Resources Required GIS laboratory & office space 10 computer workstations 3 computer edit workstations ESRI ArcGIS Access database staffing (manager, editors, technicians, data entry) At LSU in Shreveport: (for database, base map, linking, GIS product, prep and delivery)
  • Slide 24 - A Five Year Plan Year 1: Set up project, hardware & software data, create database system, create base map & create Internet interface Years 2-4: Build database and verify, edit & sort information Year 5: Complete data-entry, Internet access and information management
  • Slide 25 - The Cost of Preserving a Legacy estimate: $10 million(in 2002) includes hardware, software and labor average of $33.34 per completed (in 2002_database/map entry based on 300,000 total entries (2010 – 330,000)
  • Slide 26 - Why LSU in Shreveport Documented Expertise Vicksburg National Military Park Oakland Cemetery – Shreveport, LA Proven Leadership Professor Gary Joiner Cost Savings/Student Labor vs. Private Business/Staff Labor
  • Slide 27 - The Legacy for the Future computerized system virtual visitation research source efficiency of Arlington National Cemetery staffing and resources consistency in processing interment/inurnments real-world educational opportunity for student workers
  • Slide 28 - Summary
  • Slide 29 - “War drew us from our homeland in the sunlit springtime of our youth. Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime – forever young – and a part of them is with us always.” – Author Unknown
  • Slide 30 - Please contact: Gary Joiner Louisiana State University in Shreveport Red River Regional Studies Center Department of History and Social Sciences One University Place Shreveport, Louisiana 71115 Phone: (318) 798-4176 or (318) 222-6112 E-mail: gary.joiner@lsus.edu gdjoiner@bellsouth.net For more information…
  • Slide 31 - Thank you for your time and attention

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