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Stonehenge déjà vu; the A303, tunnelling, dualling and the feeling we’ve been here before…

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Stonehenge: a World Heritage Site, a complex landscape not just an isolated stone circle Stonehenge is back in the news again. Following the unceremonious dropping of the last major scheme on grounds of cost, the government have now announced the A303 will get an upgrade, including a tunnel at Stonehenge.

Android Storage: SDHC and SDXC

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Storage by Dominik Bartsch Ever wondered why there is a 32gb limit on storage cards on many Android devices? If you, like me, have a lot of data you want on your mobile device (business docs, music and map data in my case) and found this a bit restrictive, you’ll be pleased to know there is a workaround.

Maplets – static images of maps for use in applications

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Toolbox by Florian Richter For a while now, I’ve been using the Data Driven Pages functionality of ArcGIS to output static maps, indexed by feature, to include in database driven applications such as MS Access and/or dynamic websites including Content Management Systems.

Colonisation of Britain; Linked Data now live!

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Late Upper Palaeolithic long blades by Wessex Archaeology A while back, I was commissioned by Wessex Archaeology to undertake the Linked Data component of the Colonisation of Britain project.

Extending CRMEH with GeoSPARQL

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: One of the outputs from the Pilot Study was an approach to working with geospatial data within the broader framework provided by the CIDOC CRM ontology and the CRMEH archaeological extension.

From MPhil to PhD; GSTAR update

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: After a longer than anticipated gestation, my Transfer Report has left my hands and is working its way through the administrative system to be externally examined. Fingers crossed, this is one of my last posts as an MPhil student and I will soon (post viva) be a PhD student proper.

The United Kingdom; a sense of place

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Slightly off topic… I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the goings on in Scotland; the referendum and the idea of independence.

ScARF Directory of Archaeological Scientists

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework ScARF is the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework, yet another forward thinking move from our heritage colleagues north of the border.

Digital Past 2015

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Digital Past 2015 The details for the 2015 conference and call for contributions are available, with dates added to the calendar. Digital Past is a two day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of heritage sites and artefacts.

Between the Monuments, Avebury, 2014

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Panorama of one of the trenches Following on from previous work, the team from the Universities of Leicester and Southampton were back at Avebury for the 2014 season of the Between the Monuments project, returning once again to the West Kennet Avenue.

Day of Archaeology

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Day of Archaeology Last Friday was the Day of Archaeology and judging by the number and quality of posts, this year’s event looked to be one of if not the most successful yet.

Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Project wins award

Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Inside the stone circle Chris Blandford Associates (CBA) have won an award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for their work on the Stonehenge Environmental Improvements Project (SEIP).

Digital Past 2014

Laser scanning a historic building The call for papers is now out for the Digital Past 2014 conference, now in its sixth year. Time really has flown since I was privileged to speak at the first conference back in 2009 and the conference has grown in strength year on year. The main themes this time are Technical Survey and Deliverables, two excellent subject areas.

‘Between the Monuments’ at Avebury

The dig in the West Kennet Avenue, August 2013 It’s been almost a decade since I was last digging at Avebury as part of the ‘Negotiating Avebury‘ project, so it was lovely to be invited along with my Avebury Archaeological and Historical Research Group (AAHRG) colleagues to visit the latest excavations at this amazing place, part of the current ‘Between the Monuments‘ project and following the team’s 2012 geophysical survey.

Day of Archaeology, 2013

Day of Archaeology, 2013 For the 3rd year running, I’ve blogged for the Day of Archaeology project, which is an amazing project, recording a snapshot each year of what archaeologists were doing on a particular day, this year on Friday 26th July 2013. Share The post Day of Archaeology, 2013 appeared first on Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists.

Some detailed modelling – archaeological excavation data

Pottery As part of my PhD research, the GSTAR project, I’ve been doing some more detailed work data modelling using the CRM-EH extensions to the CIDOC CRM, looking specifically at the concepts of ‘context’ aka ‘stratigraphic unit’ and how to model stratigraphy and context specialisms and relationships. Also the related processes by which objects become deposited in archaeological contexts and are subsequently found.

Hestia 2 seminar – GSTAR presentation

I gave a talk on my PhD research (the GSTAR project) at the Hestia 2 event in Southampton last Thursday. Given I am still early on in the process, and having been asked to relate my work to the world of commercial archaeology, I decided to follow an overview of my research with some ideas for the future and how Linked Data approaches could be used to overhaul the (painful and convoluted) ways we manage heritage data in the UK.

Linked Data vocabularies for cultural heritage

Linked Data cloud by Anja Jentzsch Colleagues from the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of South Wales have been working hard on the Seneschal project of late (also see here for more info about the project) and a key output has been released this week, comprising a range of cultural heritage vocabularies expressed as Linked Open Data. For those who attended the Hestia event on Thursday, Keith May gave a bit of a sneak preview.