Excavation grid, Mid America Pipeline data recovery. Remote sensing employed before excavations Excavated masonry fieldhouse ( AD 1315-1425)

Data Management and Reporting

The data management structure presently in place at OCA has been designed and refined in response to several large-scale multi-task services contracts with the U.S. Army Engineer District, Ft. Worth; the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District; the New Mexico Department of Transportation; and private pipeline, powerline, and optical fiber cable firms. All of these multi-year contracts have required frequent tasks with very short start-up times, often large field crew sizes, and rapid reporting turnaround times. To deal with these task requirements, OCA has developed a data management structure that emphasizes computerization of field excavation and survey data during the course of fieldwork, preliminary analysis, and reporting stages. This structure has resulted in the production of comprehensive data compendia that have been used by agencies to obtain compliance to proceed with project actions shortly after fieldwork is completed. The OCA data management structure also speeds final report production schedules by emphasizing integrated use of survey and excavation databases for analysis, mapping, and graphics.

Excavation project on Albuquerque's West Mesa. Mapping with EDM. Using metal detector in search of historic artifacts.