New Brunswick Update

New Brunswick Update

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]New Brunswick Archaeology Thanks to the Association of Professional Archaeologists of New Brunswick and their recent paper at the 2018 CAAs in Winnnipeg we now have New Brunswick data permit data from 2006-2016. The APANB provided us with the raw data they received from the New Brunswick through a Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) request in 2017. The APANB's paper addressed commercial archaeologists' response to increasing government participation in commercial practice, not just as regulators but as service delivery providers. The raw data raises interesting questions about any lines between government as regulator and government as consultant. It echoes some the earliest manifestations of CRM field work conducted directly by provincial archaeologists in Ontario, BC and elsewhere in the 1960s and 1970s. In those days…
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Satellite Outcome – The Findlay Maps

Satellite Outcome – The Findlay Maps

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Features_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] About the Findlay Maps The Findlay Maps represent historical vegetation, soil and First Nations notations from 19th century land surveyor log books on county maps of southwestern Ontario. The maps identify swamps, dominant forest and stands of trees based on lot and concession. The London archaeologist who commissioned the maps, Bill Fox, was interesting in correlations between vegetation types and archaeological site potential. [caption id="attachment_1229" align="aligncenter" width="586"] The Findlay Maps Legend[/caption] What made the notes so useful, was that 19th century surveyors recorded tree stands for a booming forest industry. Pine in particular, was in heavy demand in both British and American markets. Local governments used the surveyors' notes to support their lucrative timber licensing system (see works by J. David Wood for more…
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And We’re Back

And We’re Back

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget]2018 CAAs and PEI and Alberta Data Well we've been a bit tardy getting our first blog post out this year but it's not as if we've been slacking! Some of you may have already noticed the CAA Programme Page growing in size. We have a few more uploads to make before we have almost all of the programmes available dating back to the 1970s. Big thanks to Joanne and Keith Braaten for acquiring and scanning these programmes and helping to create this invaluable resource. Josh attended the 2018 CAAs in Winnipeg and talked about the Research Portal initiative. He was also able to connect with several of our provincial data contributors and put some faces to the names we contact annually. It's great to see provincial and territorial…
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Project Outcome – Historic Lot and Concession GIS Layer

Project Outcome – Historic Lot and Concession GIS Layer

Portal Outcomes
[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Features_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] About the Project In 2017, during the Research Portal testing, Heritage Planners with the City of London identified their need to integrate historic lot and concession spatial information into their ArcGIS platform. The proposed project would digitally reconstruct the historic lots and concessions used to delineate property prior to the implementation of the municipal lot system. This system would streamline elements relating to historical research for property evaluations and designations under the¬†Ontario Heritage Act. The Portal's network of academic and commercial contacts indicated that such information already existed, although its location was not well known. John Moody, with Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc., knew where this information could be found and provided county-specific information to the Heritage Planners. GIS technicians with the City were…
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