Design of a Comprehensive Geographic Information System for the Administration of El Camino Real De Los Tejas National Historic Trail

Navasota Swales

Publication: Scholarworks, Faculty Publications

Author: Jeffrey Williams

Date of Publication: 2010

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Copyright Info: Open Access


The development of a comprehensive GIS design for archeological and historic resources associated with ELTE facilitates the management, preservation, and interpretive needs of the trail while also providing a common platform for historians, trail advocates and partners, archaeologists, and the public to collaborate on complex ELTE mapping issues. Utilizing the geospatial technologies of remote sensing and GPS combined with pedestrian archaeological surveys of existing trail resources, an inclusive and robust GIS research design added structure to the consistency of approach in the collection, storing, and validating of ELTE’s historic and existing trail resources. Route verification and the development of a geodatabase facilitated the preparation of the Comprehensive Management Plan for the trail and will assist with the protection of trail resources.