Introduction to GIS in Archaeology Course

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Introduction to GIS Course: 8th - 10th November 2023.

Introduction to GIS Course 2024




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This training school is designed to provide delegates with and introduction to using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for archaeology.

Archaeological GIS training:

Delegates will work with survey data and learn how to create maps, vector layers geo-reference raster images, work with LiDAR data, create and work with 3D models, create layouts, and export data.

The course will train delegates in using QGIS Software which is free to download.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

Archaeologists use GIS for many things including creating maps, analysing landscapes, understanding archaeological sites, creating 3D models, viewshed analysis, presenting survey data and more. These elements are all covered in this course.

GIS is a great way to integrate data from projects and can be used to analyse that data as well as present it in the form of maps for publication.

The images to the below include GIS being used in building analysis, surveying, map work, and the displaying of geophysical survey data.


Take your skills to the next level by joining our 3 day

Introduction to GIS in Archaeology 2024

at King’s Clipstone.

Price £250 per person

3 Day Course

Archaeological Skill Passport

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2021 Post-fieldwork training school is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.

Tin Tabernacle King John's Palace

All training will take place at the Tin Tabernacle, King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England.

2024 Dates:

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6th - 8th November

*Please note delegates will be required to bring a laptop to the course to undertake GIS work*

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