Kinzua Dam From Past to Present-Allegany Territory
Track: Tribal/Indigenous GIS Programs
Authors: Todd LaQuay, Gerri Jimerson
The Seneca Nation (SNI) GIS team has identified a need to bring historical maps into the digital age to preserve history so the next generation can understand what their ancestors experienced. Utilizing a large format scanner and ArcMap with the ArcScan extension, valuable data was extracted from original 1960's Army Corp of Engineers Mylar survey maps. These maps provided us with historical data for the SNI Allegany Territory lands lost due to the construction of the Kinzua Dam.