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Want to read more about Georgia and Wormsloe history? Check out De Renne: Three Generations of a Georgia Family from the UGA Press.

 

Current & Ongoing Projects:

Long Term Vegetation Plots

Dendrochronology

Amphibians

Mapping

Butterfly Gardens

Inland Rice Cultivation

Parasites in Crabs

Soil Patterns and Legacy

Cultural Landscape Report

Mapping and GeoScience Activities at Wormsloe

Tommy Jordan and Marguerite Madden

In Fall of 2007, early in the project, it was recognized that accurate and complete mapping of the physical, cultural, environmental and historical resources at Wormsloe would provide the solid basis for all future research.  For this reason, the Center for Geospatial Research at the University of Georgia were the first researchers to be invited to come to Wormsloe and begin the mapping and documentation process. 

The research at Wormsloe, orchestrated and managed by the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History (WIEH), was always designed to be interdisciplinary in nature: drawing together scientists and students from Geography, Ecology, History, Environment and Design, Anthropology, Geology, Forestry – all united by the concepts of time and space and the continuum of both that is represented at Wormsloe. 

 

We have been collecting geospatial data using global positioning system (GPS) surveys, historical and contemporary maps and aerial photographs and aerial and terrestrial LiDAR data.  These various datasets are cast on a common coordinate system (UTM, Zone 17, NAD83) and registered using ArcGIS Geographic Information System mapping and data management software.   The data are organized as a series of layers in a Geodatabase and can be accessed according to date, data type or topic.  A summary of the data sets is given in the table below.


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GIS Datasets for Wormsloe (as of April 2013)

DATE

DATA DESCRIPTION

1800

Ila of Hope map

1828

Plan for original Wormsloe house

1870

Hand drawn map of roads, fields and buildings

1871

Plan for proposed causeway to Skidaway Island

1890

Hand drawn map of roads, fields and buildings Stereo photo cards

1897

Hand drawn and colored map of roads, fields, fence lines, drainage ditches and buildings;Trees and plantings with species labeled

1908

Crude map of fields and land cover

1928

Plan for formal garden

Detailed planting plan with species and plant locations

1930’s

Photographs of buildings and landscape

1937

Blueprint of Wormsloe Fields

Many photographs from Library of Congress Blueprint for remodeling of main house

1940’s

Undated low oblique aerial photograph showing house, library, dock, forest and fields

1960

Survey plat of Wormsloe property on Isle of Hope

1971

Air photos (0.5 m B&W)

Before pine beetle outbreak

1972

Aerial photographs (1:24,000 True color)

Before pine beetle outbreak

1974

Air photos (0.5 m B&W )

After pine beetle damage and clearing

1988

Aerial photographs (B&W)

1993

USGS DOQQs (1m B&W)

1999

USGS DOQQs (1m CIR )

2003

Orthophotos and stereo photos (0.5 m true color)

2007

GPS Surveys of cultural, historical and environmental features by UGA

2009

1 m true color NAIP
High resolution LiDAR (Chatham County)

 

Map Downloads

1908 Landcover (GeoPDF)           1933 Landcover (GeoPDF)

1945 Topo Map (GeoPDF)                1971 Air Photo (GeoPDF)

1972 Landcover (GeoPDF)                1974 Air photo (GeoPDF)

1988 Air Photo (GeoPDF)                   1988 Landcover (GeoPDF)

2008 Airphoto (GeoPDF - page size)    2008 Air Photo (GeoPDF - large)

2009 Lidar Basemap (GeoPDF - large)

2013 Butterfly Gardens basemaps