Flyer of the GIS course 2016Geographical Information Systems (GIS) form the basis of spatial, statistical analysis in archaeology. They are both used in the post-processing and analysis of archaeological excavation projects (intra-site analysis) as well as in the analysis of large spatial information of archaeological landscapes (inter-site analysis).
The aim of the seminar is to provide participants with basic skills in the use of common GIS applications (ArcGIS, GRASS GIS) where archaeological data and issues are used to illustrate the concepts and methods.

After the seminar participants will be able  to

– import and combine historical maps, satellite images, aerial photographs, AutoCAD data, geophysical data etc. into a GIS

– link geometric/vector data to thematic data (database)

– calculate 2.5D digital terrain models/raster maps (DTMs)

– perform simple spatial analysis

– create digital maps for e.g. publication or WebGIS

The workshop topics can be customized on request. The course language is English.


10:00 - 15:00
Introduction to the Software & Introduction to Co-ordinate Systems (Georeferencing/ Orthorectification of Historical Maps)
10:00 - 15:00
Introduction to Raster Data / Creating Terrain Models
10:00 - 15:00
Introduction to Vector Data / Applications with Vector Data (Queries, Import of CAD and GPS Data, Database Links)