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Register for CRGIS Access

Register for a CRGIS User Account

You do not need an account to view historic resource data. Just go to the CRGIS application and click the green "Open CRGIS" button on the main header bar. However, you do need an account to access archaeological site locations.

Registered Accounts: Access is granted to individuals, not agencies or companies, and requires submission of credentials.

  • Planners can access archaeological site presence/absence data in the spatial search if their job descriptions involve the regular development or evaluation of proposals for ground disturbing activities which may affect archaeological resources.
  • Archaeologists can access specific archaeological site location data if they meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards with a specialty in prehistoric, historic and/or under water archaeology or geomorphology.

How to Apply

If you are on BHP's archaeological consultant list (PDF):

  1. Read the CRGIS Data Quality Statement.
  2. Fill out the registration form.
    • Choose "Archaeological" as the Access Type.
    • Include "ON CONSULTANT LIST" in the Reason For Access box as part of your rationale.
    • You will be notified by email when 10 day temporary access has been established.
  3. Print a copy of the appropriate Terms and Conditions (PDF). Read and sign it and send it by mail. Permanent access will be established when this agreement is received and you will be notified by email.

If you are a planner or an archaeologist not currently listed on BHP's consultant list (PDF):

  1. Read the CRGIS Data Quality Statement.
  2. Fill out the registration form.
    • Choose "Archaeological" or "Planning" Access Type as appropriate.
    • Include a brief description of the work you perform in the Reason For Access box.
  3. Print a copy of the Terms and Conditions (PDF). Read and sign it and send it by mail along with acopy of your vita showing that you meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards. You will be notified by email when your access has been established.
  4. Include documentation indicating why you qualify for access.

Planners

Include a job description indicating that your position includes development or evaluation of plans that include ground disturbing activity and a letter from your agency or company justifying their need for information, indicating their willingness to abide by the Terms and Conditions of use, and requesting access for you. (An agency or company may send one letter requesting access for multiple planners.)

Archaeologists

Include a copy of your vita showing that you meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards.

Mail Completed Forms

CRGIS
Bureau for Historic Preservation
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 2nd Floor
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0093

More Information

Email CRGIS or call 717-783-8946