Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Stonehenge and the A303 Plans for the upgrading of the A303, including a tunnel past Stonehenge, have now been published with a fanfare and there is a consultation phase open until 5th March.
Really excited to share a film Baxter and I have been working on over the course of the past year with Dig Ventures and English Heritage. Brendon at Dig Ventures approached us last year with a challenge, should we choose to accept it – using drone footage captured by Adam Stanford (Aerial Cam) and an earlier reconstruction by Drew Smith we were tasked with telling the story of Leiston Abbey and the Dig Ventures excavations.
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).
So many files, so little time… There is an ongoing consultation on the future of local government archaeology services, open till February 14th 2014. The text of the consultation, with some informative descriptive narrative, has been made available by Henry Rothwell so I shall point you towards the text and his commentary on it.
Archaeogeomancy: Digital Heritage Specialists - archaeological geomatics - the majick of spatial data in archaeology - archaeological information systems for the digital age: Gear Wheels by freefoto Another step forward has just been announced in the world of digital heritage data mechanics.
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.
For months now the Heritage Sector in England has been bracing for the budget news for English Heritage and it has finally come. It might be one of the bravest faces being put on by EH I have seen as the government has done more than cut the budget, they have cut English Heritage. Here is the press release- http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/news/80million-boost-heritage/ It starts out very cheery, we got £80 million more, yes go team.
So long and thanks for all the fish… After over five years as the Geomatics Manager for Wessex Archaeology, I have now left to start a PhD in computer science, investigating geosemantic tools for archaeological research (G-STAR) based in the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of Glamorgan with input from the Geographical Information Systems Research Unit. Goodbye Wessex… I am sad to be leaving Wessex Archaeology.