You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Liebens, Johan › Map and database construction for an historic cemetery Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Liebens, J. (2003). Map and database construction for an historic cemetery: Methods and applications. Historical Archaeology, 37(4), 56-68. doi:10.1007/BF03376623 Download PDF Map and database construction for an historic cemetery Details Title Map and database construction for an historic cemetery: Methods and applications Contributor(s) Liebens, Johan (author) Located In Historical Archaeology ISSN 0440-9213 Date 2003 DOI 10.1007/BF03376623 Abstract Accurate maps and databases can be beneficial for research and management of cemeteries, but such documents have rarely been linked for historic cemeteries. This paper focuses on the mapping and inventorying of historic St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, and on potential applications of the results to other cemeteries. The mapping involved a global positioning system receiver to establish reference points and a total station survey of individual marked graves, borders, and fences. Grave inscriptions and marker attributes were recorded on a microcassette recorder and transcribed into a spreadsheet. All data were imported into a geographic informa tion system to produce an accurate digital map and database. The map and database are suited to examine architectural trends and influences, historical social issues, evolving funerary customs, demographic trends, and cemetery management mat ters. The fully interactive map and database are available on the Web and can potentially serve archaeologists, historians, geographers, genealogists, geologists, forensic scientists, and anthropologists.