Monumental
mapping
GIS and
Hadrian’s Wall
Stuart Dunn
King’s College London
stuart.dunn@kcl.ac.uk
• Vector – points, lines and polygons
• Ratser – pixels with attributes
• GIS allows us to query and overlay data with
geo...
• Everything happens somewhere
• Historical sources refer to place in many different
ways
• Associating exact location wit...
e.g. roads, rivers
e.g. places
e.g. countries,
territories etc
Vector GIS
Source: http://www-eio.upc.edu/~pau/?q=node/18
• ArcView x.x – ESRI; proprietary
• GRASS – www.grass.osgeo.org
• Quantum GIS -
http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-
gis/...
Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) is considered
a special case of an intermediary discourse: information is
not f...
AD 1250 – Matthew Paris (Image source - British Library)
Antonine Wall, c. 1906
E.g. search for Chollerford
GeoNames
Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall
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A case study on the use of GIS in archaeology. Presented by Stuart at a Research Data seminar on GIS , which took place at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on 17th March 2014

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Monumental mapping: GIS and Hadrian’s Wall

  1. 1. Monumental mapping GIS and Hadrian’s Wall Stuart Dunn King’s College London stuart.dunn@kcl.ac.uk
  2. 2. • Vector – points, lines and polygons • Ratser – pixels with attributes • GIS allows us to query and overlay data with geographic coordinates • “A map on top of a database”
  3. 3. • Everything happens somewhere • Historical sources refer to place in many different ways • Associating exact location with these is complex • Georeferencing • Accuracy versus precision • Relative versus absolute
  4. 4. e.g. roads, rivers e.g. places e.g. countries, territories etc Vector GIS
  5. 5. Source: http://www-eio.upc.edu/~pau/?q=node/18
  6. 6. • ArcView x.x – ESRI; proprietary • GRASS – www.grass.osgeo.org • Quantum GIS - http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum- gis/wiki/Download • Google Earth – www.earth.google.com • Open Street Map - http://www.openstreetmap.org
  7. 7. Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) is considered a special case of an intermediary discourse: information is not fixed, it can be extended, altered, or even deleted at any time. This multi-stage, reflective character has to taken into consideration in a discourse- analytical approach. C. Fink, 2011 - Mapping Together : On collaborative implicit cartographies, their discourses and space construction.
  8. 8. AD 1250 – Matthew Paris (Image source - British Library)
  9. 9. Antonine Wall, c. 1906
  10. 10. E.g. search for Chollerford GeoNames
  11. 11. Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
  12. 12. Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
  13. 13. Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
  14. 14. Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap
  15. 15. Introduction: What is GIS? Vector & unique identifiers, APIs and openstreetmap

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