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  • Main Title Historical Asset Survey for Collin County Texas


  • Author: Seward, Loydell
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Collin County Historical Commission
  • Author: Quick, Janice
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Collin County Historical Commission


  • Organizer of meeting: University of North Texas. Libraries
    Contributor Type: Organization
  • Organizer of meeting: University of North Texas. Digital Scholarship Co-Operative
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Creation: 2013-09-19


  • English


  • Physical Description: 2 p.: ill.
  • Content Description: Presentation for the 2013 Digital Frontiers Annual Conference. In this presentation, the authors discuss a historical asset survey for Collin County, Texas.


  • Keyword: historical preservation
  • Keyword: geographic information systems
  • Keyword: interactive maps


  • Conference: Second Annual Digital Frontiers Conference, 2013, Denton, Texas, United States


  • Name: Digital Frontiers
    Code: DIGIF


  • Name: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
    Code: DISCO


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Presentation


  • Image


  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc228275


  • Display Note: Abstract: For the first time in Texas, a county-wide survey of historic sites - including buildings, homes, churches, schools, communities, and events - is available to the public through an interactive map hosted on Collin County's government web site. Visitors can locate these sites and explore related pictures, stories, and descriptions created through a county-wide volunteer effort. This project, a joint effort of the Collin County Historical Commission (CCHC), Collin County GIS and IT departments, and a large group of volunteers around the county, provides an innovative tool for historical preservation, research, and education. Preserving the county‚Äôs history and offering it as a legacy for future generations has become a critical priority as the county is increasingly transformed through rapid population growth. Years of work have gone into the research, data input, mapping and program design. The CCHC is an un-paid board appointed by the Collin County Commissioners Court. The programming is done by the GIS and IT departments of Collin County. Notably, CCHC coordinates the volunteers who do all the research and writing. A brief description of the project, as well as a demonstration of the interactive map will be given. Particular attention will be paid to: (a) the management and processes involved in a county-wide volunteer project, and (b) the issues involved in the collaborative partnership.