The Collections and Research Department at the SDAC have successfully integrated GIS with our curation procedures.  More than 95% of the archaeological collections at the Center have been assigned spatial information.  We are diligently working to add site data including site chronology, site types, and artifacts and ecofacts found within the sites.


The Center’s growing GIS program has been especially attractive to GIS student interns from local community colleges and universities.  Over the past year, six interns have successfully completed the GIS Internship program.  These students have been able to use the Center’s archaeological data for their classroom projects and have contributed to populating our spatial information databases. They are also gaining rewarding hands-on experience that will benefit them in the workplace. Specific on-going and planned research projects.

Spring-Summer 2017 GIS Interns
Aryle Butler
Tom Fiechtner


Winter-2014 GIS Interns- Spring 2014
Hal Mirksy ASEG
Quenton Gregg UCLA
Kris Reinicke Palomar College
Kathleen Russell Palomar College

2013 GIS Interns

Jason Collins Mesa College
Quentin Gregg UCLA
Hal Mirsky  ASEG
 Kathy Russell  Palomar College


2012 GIS Interns

Crystal Reyes Mesa College
Ryan Kasperbauer Palomar College
Rossy Mendez Mesa College
Kathleen Russell Palomar College
Megan Reitz Mesa College
Eric Emrich Mesa College
Alberto Foglia Newcastle University, UK



GIS Intern Liz Ferguson


GIS at the San Diego Archaeological Center is made possible through the generous contributions of ESRI ECP Grants.