With less than a month to go to the 2015 Digital Past conference, Jemma Bezant of Software Alliance Wales is putting together the ‘Quick and Dirty Historic GIS’ workshop that will demonstrate how to access historic/humanities map data and georeference that to a GIS. Access to historic data will be explained, ranging from manuscript map material (using manuscript material from the Roderic Bowen Library and Archive collection based at the Lampeter Campus of the University of Wales trinity Saint David), digital historic mapping, OS data, census data and historic rentals. It will explain map projections and how to georeference a map onto a geographic spatial database.
Dr Bezant is an archaeologist working with GIS to produce historic landscape reconstruction using manuscript material as well as good old fashioned archaeological landscape survey and excavation. She is co-Director of the Strata Florida Research Project that embraces Digital Humanities as a key way into technologies for archaeologists, historians as well as commercial practitioners.
Software Alliance Wales are proud to be sponsoring the Digital Past 2015 conference. To regsiter to attend the event, visit the official website.
Figure 1 Historic Land use at Henfynachlog Farm using terrain modelling and 18th century estate mapping