CLASS 6702

CLASS 6702

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course will provide a theoretical grounding and practical experience with uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for studying ancient landscapes. The course attends to the complexities of creating, managing and analyzing spatial data from archaeological surveys and excavations. Topics include critical discussions on how data are defined and how they relate to other data (ontology), as well as approaches to spatial data collection, (big data) management and analysis. During this course students will also overview a range of commercial and Open Source software through practical exercises. Students will finally apply insights gained by practicing analytical techniques to draw informed historical and archaeological conclusions.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: average familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16941 CLASS 6702   SEM 101