Excavation grid, Mid-America Pipeline data recovery

Remote sensing employed before excavations

Excavated masonry fieldhouse (AD 1315-1425)

Data Management & Reporting

The data management structure presently in place at OCA has been designed and refined in response to several large-scale, multi-task service contracts with White Sands Missile Range; 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. Many of these multi-year contracts have required very short start-up times, large field crews, and the rapid reporting of results. To deal with these task requirements, OCA has developed a data management structure that emphasizes the digitization of field excavation and survey data during the course of fieldwork, preliminary analysis, and reporting stages. Ultimately, this structure speeds final report production schedules and project compliance by integrating survey and excavation databases for analysis, mapping, and graphics requirements.

Excavation project on Albuquerque's West Mesa

Mapping with Electronic
Distance Meter (EDM)

Using metal detector in search of historic artifacts