Archaeology, Archaeology digital

US and England map data

Just a short post to point to a source of some really interesting map data: If you're looking for modern US map data, they've got some really interesting datasets to download, including toxic waste and census data. In addition, they have a few datasets for England which include waterway data, which really interested me.… Continue reading US and England map data

Archaeology, Archaeology digital

Importing DigiMap NTF files to ArcMap

Following on from my post pointing to free downloadable map data for the UK and Roman period, and yesterday's post giving walk-throughs on importing three types of file available from theDigiMap to ArcMap, I've got another file type to discuss: Profile and Panorama Contour vector data (NTF files) Edina Digimap are in the process of… Continue reading Importing DigiMap NTF files to ArcMap

Archaeology, Archaeology digital

Learner experiences getting Edina DigiMap data into ArcMap

Following the previous post where I pointed to a few sources of map data, I thought I'd write about importing them into ArcMap 10.1, particularly because it's been quite labour intensive and whilst there are plenty of walk-throughs on the respective websites, very few of them have solved all my problems. I should say I… Continue reading Learner experiences getting Edina DigiMap data into ArcMap

Archaeology, Archaeology digital

UK GIS layers and Roman map data

For the last week or so I have been experimenting with something old and something new: GIS. In particular, since I have finally given in and bought a laptop capable of handling complex tasks without freezing, I've installed ArcMap. This is a piece of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software produced by ESRI, which is hideously… Continue reading UK GIS layers and Roman map data

Archaeology digital

Democratic collaboration and hierachy free academic communication in #phdchat

I realised yesterday that, much to my surprise, I hadn't written about PhDchat. Usually I try to think critically about my work and study, but for some reason PhDchat just slipped through. Perhaps because I have been having far too much fun with it. PhDchat is a conversation community on Twitter. Twitter only allows for… Continue reading Democratic collaboration and hierachy free academic communication in #phdchat

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences, Archaeology digital

Discussions on Digital Humanities – #UCLDH

Tonight I visited the pub for the monthly meeting 'Decoding Digital Humanities' [#DDH] run by the UCL Digital Humanities Centre (or soon-to-be centre) [@UCLDH].  The general theme of the meeting is to try and explore ideas of 'digital humanities', with a side-order of 'what should the centre do' and an article to discuss to kick… Continue reading Discussions on Digital Humanities – #UCLDH

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences, Archaeology digital

Digital Researcher Meeting – #dr10

On Monday 17th March I attended the Digital Researcher Meeting at the British Library. It was run by Vitae, and no, I'm still not exactly sure who they are. I suspect they're a re-branded version of a skill provider associated with the Horrible Seven (the research councils that control graduate/post-grad funding). The theme of the… Continue reading Digital Researcher Meeting – #dr10

Archaeology, Archaeology digital, Archaeology Research

New Open Archaeometry Journal!

How exciting! I just saw (thanks to Alun) that a new Open-Access 'Open Archaeometry' Journal is starting up. Full peer review, and the blurb they've posted looks promising. This could be really exciting - I hope they get it going. Current archaeological-science journals are Archaeometry and Journal of Archaeological Sciences. The later scores well on… Continue reading New Open Archaeometry Journal!