ASOR: WorldMap GIS for Archaeologists
- Posted on behalf of Joe Greene:
WorldMap GIS for Archaeologists
ASOR Annual Meeting in San Francisco (full program at http://www.asor.org/am/schedule.shtml)
Session A29, 4:20-6:25 p.m., Thursday, November 16, Westin Hotel, San Francisco (Elizabethan Rooms C & D)
Workshop attendees will learn about WorldMap, a new web-based GIS platform for collaboration, teaching or publishing recently developed at the Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis. Following a presentation demonstrating the features of WorldMap, there will be a workshop for attendees who want to learn how to use WorldMap. Attendees should bring a laptop, along with one of several possible data types: a scanned map or a scanned aerial photo (TIFF format, 15 MB or less) or list of locations in an Excel worksheet that would be suitable for mapping (locations should be at least 50 meters apart, but can be any place on the earth). Participants will learn how to georeference images and convert data points that can be posted for viewing in WorldMap using any web browser. In advance for the workshop, attendees are encouraged to have Firefox or Chrome installed on their laptop. To georeference images or convert data points to map locations, the workshop will use Qua!
um GIS (http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Download), an open source GIS software with versions that can be run on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Please join us.
Jeff Howry & Joseph A. Greene
Semitic Museum, Harvard University
ISAW - NYU