|Module title||Geographic Information Systems (Gis) For Archaeological Heritage Protection And Management – Basics|
|Module lecturer||Lidia Żuk|
|Faculty||Faculty of Archeology|
Module aim (aims)
The main aim of the course is to provide the theoretical and practical background for applying GIS software for archaeologists. The course will consider the up-to-date application of Geographical Information Systems in archaeological research including their use for mapping and analyzing archaeological sites and landscapes, and to explain the broader context of their application to a range of archaeological research and management problems. The course will provide hands-on experience with acquiring and managing data, summarizing results, spatial analysis, and map production. Students will get knowledge how to design research strategies that make use of a digital workflow and emerging geospatial tools. Another goal is to get skills in using techniques for assembling relevant spatial datasets for a given study area and ensuring their analytical compatibility as well as the analysis of spatial patterns and geographically situated archaeological phenomena. The course will allow students to develop their approaches to disseminating and archiving results emphasizing digital methods. These include detailed data sets for archaeological reports, building strategies for protecting and management of archaeological heritage as well as and map design using established cartographic principles. The course will be based on open-source software.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Week 1: Basic terms: raster, vector, project preparation, geographic projection, layers (5 hrs)
Week 2: Source of spatial data (on-line data, acquired data, visualization, georeferencing) (5 hrs)
Week 3: Basics of data base building (import data, digitization) (5 hrs)
Week 4: Spatial analysis 1 (4 hrs)
Week 5: Spatial analysis 2 (4 hrs)
Week 6: Thematic map production (4 hrs)
Week 7: Student’s project preparation and presentation (3 hrs)
+ 5 hrs tutorial
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