A Community Archaeologist’s Introduction
Geographical Information Systems
Six Evening 2hr Sessions
Rothwell Community Hub 7.30 – 9.30
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. You might also be asked to share your laptop and work with a course member who has been unable to bring a compatible one.
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.
To find out the cost, dates etc.or to request a booking form for a place on the next course.
(Places will be limited)
ring: Mike Turpin 07711 002102