The Historic Building Data Project is a groundbreaking, grant-funded preservation database project that will contain geospatial and historical data on each of the 36,000 buildings and sites designated by the LPC. When completed, the database will be publicly released for the purpose of making accurate historic building data transparent, accessible and usable for the widest possible audience
Under the supervision of the Director of Special Projects and Strategic Planning and working with LPCs GIS Specialist, the Preservation Data Fellow will help to create and populate the geographic information system (GIS)-based database. Tasks will include the analysis of historic district designation reports, geodatabase population and feature/data editing. Ultimately, the database will be used as an open data resource and as a research, spatial analysis and webmapping tool. All work will occur at the LPC at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY.
PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
Fellows will gain hands-on, applied research and GIS experience with the nations premier municipal historic preservation agency. Skill sets developed will include the use of ESRIs ArcMap 10.3, geodatabase design, geospatial data editing, knowledge of architectural styles and a deep understanding of designated historic buildings in New York City.