Wednesday, November 15, 2006

ATMAS + An Automated Tool for Monitoring Archaeological Sites or other Site Type Monitoring Requirements.

William Meyer and Michael Hargrave. ERDC/CERL, PO Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826, United States of America

ATMAS is an Automated Tool for Monitoring Archaeological Sites. It allows installation cultural resources managers to systematically prioritize and schedule sites for monitoring and to manage information resulting from periodic monitoring visits.  Resources on the landscape other than archaeological sites could be monitored using ATMAS if the variable values (for example, types of adverse impacts) were properly modified. Examples of such resources could include green areas within urbanized areas, wetlands, particular resources within State or National Parks (e.g., a grove of trees, or a discrete wildlife habitat).