A Community Archaeologist’s Introduction
Geographical Information Systems
Six Evening 2hr Sessions
** On-line Zoom meetings 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.
There will be plenty of opportunities to practice what is covered each week during lockdown.
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 via email, 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, but this was just before the lock down!!
If you are interested in trying out this course using Zoom you can email or ring below and reserve a place.
Course Fee: Normally we charge £60.00 for the course but since this is by way of an experimental learning exercise, the fee is being waived, however at the end of the course a donation to SLA funds would be appreciated. £30.00 has been suggested.
(Places will be limited but still available at present)
ring: Mike Turpin 07711 002102
to book a place