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Cultural Resources Module

Software for Historical Archaeology

Database and Mapping Software for Documentation of Historical Properties and Their Inhabitants

The BG-Map Cultural Resources Module has been developed collaboratively with The Mount Cuba Center.
Biographical History Documents Properties Resources Entry Artifacts Entry Searching Reporting Map Interface Database Design
The BG-Map Cultural Resources Module is software designed to assist historical properties in documenting and managing their cultural Resources and identifying priorities for preservation. It includes of a comprehensive set of database sub-modules and reporting tools, as well as a map interface. The Cultural Resources Module is completely integrated with the BG-Map Plant Mapping and Facilities Management Modules, resulting in a single software platform to meet diverse needs.
Biographical Sub-Module

The Biographical Sub-Module records a complete life history of individuals. Each person is identified by a unique Person Code, which is referenced throughout the Cultural Resources database.
Included are General Data, Life History, Marriage/ Children, Occupation/Employment, Residence/Wealth, Service, Education and Literacy, and Census Data.


Biographical History - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge
Documents and Properties Sub-Modules

The Documents Sub-Module records Conveyance Documents -Deeds, Patents, Court Cases, Orphans Court and Probate Documents - Wills, Inventories, Accounts, Sales, and Letters of Administration

The Properties Sub-Module records data on property types: Land, House/Structure,Ship, Mineral/Water Rights, Right of Way, or "Other". Each property can be mapped via the AutoCAD Interface. Through linkage to the Documents Sub-Module, it is easy find the chain of title or successors to any property.


Documents Entry - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge


Properties Entry - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge

Resources Sub-Module

Each Resource is identified by a code that includes its Class, Type, Item, and individual number - for example Class- "Buildings" | Type - "Residences" | Item - "Main House" | Number - 2.


Resources Entry - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge
Artifacts Sub-Module

The Artifacts Sub-Module records and automatically dates artifacts, based on such factors as Form, Maker, Maker's Marks, Color, Pattern, Technique, and Style.


Artifacts Entry - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge
Search and Reporting Tool

One of the most useful features of the system is an easy to use tool for querying the database. Search results can be outputted as printed reports, spreadsheets, web pages, or maps. An EndNote® - compatible bibliography generator automatically creates a formatted list of all sources that were used to create a report.

Click to View Mount Cuba Sample Reports


Search Tool - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge
Map Interface

Properties, Resources, Sites, and Units are linked to an AutoCAD Map. It is possible to instantly zoom to any mapped object, click an object on the map and open its database record and to print maps showing one or more selected objects, or the results of a query.


Map Interface - Screen Shot - Click to enlarge
Database Design

The database uses as its platform OpenInsight, a powerful relational database product developed by Revelation Software. It features multi-valued and variable-length data fields. This means that each field can hold more than one piece of data and there is no practical limit to the amount of data that can be entered in any field.

The design follows the Relational Database Model, in which multiple data tables are inter-related. At present, the database encompasses more than 60 different data tables.

CR_ARTIFACTS
CR_ARTIFACT_CATEGORIES
CR_ARTIFACT_COLORS
CR_ARTIFACT_COMPLETENESS
CR_ARTIFACT_COMPLETION
CR_ARTIFACT_FORMS
CR_ARTIFACT_MOTIFS
CR_ARTIFACT_PARTS
CR_ARTIFACT_PATTERNS
CR_ARTIFACT_STATUS
CR_ARTIFACT_STYLES
CR_ARTIFACT_SUB_CATEGORIES
CR_ARTIFACT_TECHNIQUES
CR_ARTIFACT_USEWEAR
CR_BIBLIOGRAPHY_FORMATS
CR_COLORS
CR_COMMUNITY_ORGANIZATIONS
CR_CONTACTS
CR_COUNTIES
CR_COUNTRIES
CR_CURRENCIES
CR_DISABILITIES
CR_DOCUMENTS
CR_ETHNIC_GROUPS
CR_FAUNAL_ELEMENTS
CR_FAUNAL_MEAT_CUTS
CR_FAUNAL_PORTIONS
CR_FAUNAL_RANKS
CR_FIRMS
CR_FIRM_TYPES
CR_ITEMS
CR_ITEM_CLASSES
CR_ITEM_TYPES
CR_LANGUAGES
CR_LEVELS
CR_LEVEL_GROUPS
CR_MAKERS_MARKS
CR_MATERIALS
CR_MEDIA
CR_MILITARY_SERVICES
CR_MUNICIPALITIES
CR_OCCUPATIONS
CR_OTHER_DOCTYPES
CR_PERSONS
CR_PROPERTIES
CR_RELIGIONS
CR_REPORTABLE_FIELDS
CR_REPORT_FORMATS
CR_RESOURCES
CR_RESOURCE_CLASSES
CR_RESOURCE_ITEMS
CR_RESOURCE_PRIORITIES
CR_RESOURCE_TYPES
CR_ROLES
CR_SAVED_LISTS
CR_SEARCHABLE_FIELDS
CR_SITES
CR_SOILTYPES
CR_SOIL_INCLUSIONS
CR_SOURCES
CR_STATES
CR_TITLES
CR_UNITS

Updated March 26, 2008
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