Site Plans & State Maps

I have had the pleasure of working with archaeologists from Historic New England. I assisted them with taking their rough field notes and drawings and adding the necessary illustrations to convey the information needed. The work is created in Adobe Illustrator and photoshop.

Virginia-dickinson-studio-topographic illustration
Virginia Dickinson Studio
Topographic illustration developed from site drawings and measurements taken during archaeological dig at the Barrette House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.
Client: Historic New England

I have recently begun working with Topographix.com. Topographix.com assists cemeteries with updating their often very old paper site plans. I have been assisting Topographix with digitizing these maps in Corel Draw. We also add additional field data retrieved. The data is a combination of ground penetrating radar, GPS satellite readings and field work. This additional information is vital to determine if there are any unmarked graves or impediments for a burial site.

Corel Draw file of Cemetery section drawn to scale
Virginia Dickinson Studio
Corel Draw file of cemetery section drawn to scale for site plan based on old paper site plans with additional information gathered through field research including ground penetrating radar (GPR), GIS , satellite and additional site survey instruments. ©Topographix.

Cedar Grove Cemetery site plan
Virginia Dickinson Studio
Corel Draw site plan for www.Topographix.com
Cedar Grove Cemetery Dorchester, Massachusetts

Map Illustration of Vermont
Virginia Dickinson Studio
Map Illustration of Vermont for the book
Deluge: Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s Flash floods,
and how one small state Saved Itself
by Peggy Shinn
© 2013 University Press of New England.
This art is a combination of hand drawn, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Virginia Dickinson Studio Map illustration of New England for Harvard's war by Richard Miller University Press of New England

Virginia Dickinson Studio
New England Map illustration for
Harvard’s War –
The History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
by Richard Miller
University Press of New England © 2005