Re-envisioning Landscape: A GIS Reconstruction of Mount Vernon
Track: Research & Sciences
Authors: Eric Benson, Luke Pecoraro
Mount Vernon's Cartpaths and Houselots Project is an archaeological-driven GIS initiative tracing the 8,000 acres of Mount Vernon owned by George Washington through chain-of-title research, identifying left behind physical remains which add value to Mount Vernon’s history. Recently acquired LiDAR imagery is a powerful component of the dataset, significantly enhancing our ability to understand how modern suburban growth has erased some of Mount Vernon’s historic cultural landscape.