Practical Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Historic Environment

earthorama by spdorsey

earthorama by spdorsey

I will be teaching at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education next May. The one day course is being directed by Andrew Lowerre (English Heritage) and features contributions from Michael Charno (Archaeology Data Service), myself (Wessex Archaeology), Abby Hunt (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales), Stuart Jeffrey (Archaeology Data Service), Sarah Poppy (Suffolk County Council) and Ken Welsh (Oxford Archaeology).

GIS is now widely used in historic environment research and management. Beyond regular users of GIS, however, there is often limited understanding of what GIS is and how it works, what it can and cannot do, and the advantages and costs of using GIS. This course seeks to provide an overview of current usage, pitfalls and potential benefits of utilising GIS.

The course is designed for historic environment professionals, principally those involved in research, fieldwork and the planning process and who are aware of GIS, but who have little or no practical experience with its use.

Please see the course webpage for contact details and booking.

6 thoughts on “Practical Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Historic Environment

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    1. paul Post author

      Thanks for your comment and looks like an interesting eBook!
      I would thoroughly recommend the use of GIS for such things; can be used not only to investigate the landscape but to facilitate data management, integration of lots of data plus is an ideal platform for the production of high quality cartographic outputs suitable for publication.
      The advent of free to use digital data from the Ordnance Survey has made this even easier.

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