QGIS – An introductory crash-course to mapping archaeological data

Jun 21, 2021 08:30 AM to Jun 22, 2021 06:00 PM


QGIS – An introductory crash-course to mapping archaeological data

The course is designed to teach the basic functions of the freeware Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software QGIS (https://www.qgis.org/en/site/). The goal of the course is to learn a safe handling of spatial data in QGIS in order to be able to create a map, without losing much time. The following topics will be covered:

    - Basics of Geographic Information Systems
    - Handling QGIS and spatial data in QGIS
    - Basic practical work with archaeological data
    - Independent creation of a "respectable" map with archaeological value
    - Optional: georeferencing/photogrammetry of maps/photos

The event will be a two-day course via Zoom:

21.06., Mo: 8.30 - 14.00h; 16.00 - 18.00h
22.06., Di: 8.30 - 14.00h; 16.00 - 18.00h

Access details number will be announced beforehand.

For registration (until 17.06.) and question, please write to office@sfb1266@uni-kiel.de

Prerequisite Laptop with QGIS installed (https://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html). Spatial data in form of a spreadsheet will be provided. If you like to work with your own spatial data (it must be point data, e.g. site locations) please make sure that your data collection has the information of coordinates (x|y, longitude|latitude, Rechtswert|Hochwert, East|North) saved in two separate columns.

The course is open to all ROOTS members.


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