Sunday, 29 May 2011

Intrasis for Archaeological excavations


Intrasis is an acronym for Intra-site Information System and is a GIS system suitable for all kinds of archaeological documentation, at the site as well as for post excavation work. The system includes two software products, Intrasis Explorer and Intrasis Analysis.

Intrasis Explorer is the core of the system and is used for import of measurement files from different kind of measurement instruments e.g. total station or GPS. All registration of information is done in Intrasis Explorer. It features functions for creating, administer and communicate with the site database, which is stored in MS SQL Server.

Intrasis Analysis is a tool for analysing data created with Intrasis Explorer. Wizards for the most commonly used GIS analysis simplify the GIS work for the archaeologists. Data can be exported to be used in other softwares, for publication or advanced GIS analysis.

I'm just about to install ArcGIS 10 onto my laptop and am gonna give this a whirl!!! 


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Making colour blind friendly maps


Maybe an overhaul of colour schemes used by cartographers can enable the likes of Ian Hill to read a map properly :) 

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Nottingham Caves Surveyed in 3D


         The Nottingham Caves Survey is using 3D laser scanners to map nearly 500 man-made caves under the city centre.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Magellan Toughcase for the iPhone


    Magellan Toughcase for the iPhone. I've just purchased one of these. It provides an accuracy of 3-5 metres to any app within the iPhone. There are several excellent GIS applications for the iPhone;

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Archaeological Blogosphere


The archaeological blogosphere is strangely beautiful. The Electric Archaeologist has generated this by scraping over 8000 pages from a Google Search of ‘Blogging Archaeology’. 

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Archaeological survey and recording made easy



Four videos showcasing different archaeological surveying and recording techniques were launched online on 11 April, 2011, and are available to view and download from the Scotlands Rural Past website, YouTube and Vimeo. 

A digital archive for Cyprus’ antiquities


The Cyprus Archaeological Digitisation Programme (CADiP) was started in order to manage thousands antiquities scattered all over Cyprus “and serve the needs of the Antiquities department as well as those of researchers and the public,” Curator of Antiquities Despo Pilides said yesterday at a news conference.

A Geographic Information System, in essence a digital map of antiquities, will interface with all existing information on the catalogued antiquities making access and research much easier.

Ipads Help Archaeologists


Excavators at Pompeii are using iPads to assist in the recording of features.