A Community Archaeologist’s Introduction
Geographical Information Systems
Six Evening 2hr Sessions
Rothwell Community Hub 7.30 – 9.30
Currently suspended — see below
QGIS (sometimes called Quantum GIS) is used for many different mapping tasks which need to be carried out by archaeologists. Professional archaeologists are likely to use expensive software which is out of reach of community archaeologists’ pockets.
QGIS is a free and ‘Open Source’ software package which can be downloaded from the Internet and is supported by an extensive on-line community. It has a comprehensive range of functionality which can be confusing when first opened. There are a range of features which can be used for planning archaeological projects and for recording results as a project progresses.
This course is designed for the complete beginner to Geographical Information Systems.
You may be asked to bring a laptop running Windows 7, 8 or 10 operating system. There will be some workshop time each week.
You will be told how to download the version of QGIS that will be used on the course. The software is free.
Delegates will receive tuition notes which they can append during the course
Core Elements: Basic Mapping Concepts; Installing QGIS; Overview of the Interface; Creating Projects and Project Properties; Data Layer Types; Loading and Using Raster Layers; Maps; Vector Layers; Adding Spatial Information on Maps; Sources of Additional Digital Information; Managing and Using Plug-Ins.
Additional Topics: [The intention is to provide a flexible approach which reflects the needs of the course delegates] Surveying and Analysis of Total Station Data; Accessing and manipulating LiDAR data; Adding Geophysics and other Imagery; Hillshading. Other topics might be run as workshops depending on demand.
The dates for the next course are Tuesdays 21, 28 April 2020, 5, 12, 19, 26 May 2020. 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Rothwell Community Hub. LS26 0AE
We were about to notify the applicants who have so far shown an interest that the course has a viable number and would be running!! However following the Covid-19 advice we are reluctantly postponing it until the situation is resolved. If you are interested and have not contacted us you can still email or ring below and reserve a place subject to convenient dates in the future.
Course Fee £60.00 per delegate Payable at the first session.
(Places will be limited)
ring: Mike Turpin 07711 002102
to book a place