Gregory Tucker is our CAD specialist at PARP:PS. He and I have written a brief article for the CSA Newsletter titled Rethinking CAD Data Structures – Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia.

Harrison Eiteljorg, the CSA Director, created the CSA Layer Naming Convention for  documenting complex architecture from archaeological sites. At PARP:PS we used his naming scheme, as well as the variations by Eiteljorg and Paul Blomerus but modified for a slightly different purpose. Eiteljorg and Blomerus were working with spatial data after both field work and analysis. Our article documents how we are working with the data during excavation and with an eye towards creating a data structure that is more easily communicable to the larger excavation team. With this CAD structure we hope to move the spatial data beyond the CAD specialist.