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Monday, March 13 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hands-on QGIS Open Source GIS Workshop

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This workshop will be an introduction to using the Open Source QGIS software for archaeological research. QGIS is a powerful, free, and easy-to-use software that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even some Android tablets. It is translated into over 40 languages, uses the common ESRI shapefile vector format, and has a very large user base around the world in archaeology and other communities. For this workshop you should bring your own laptop and we will load QGIS and several interrelated tools including the GRASS GIS, that can be used from within QGIS. Computers will be available for those without their own laptops. We will conduct a series of hands-on exercises using vector, raster, and imagery data that are relevant to archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis. An extensive set of tutorials and sample datasets will be provided, so that you can continue your learning on your own after the workshop. Come and join the Open Source GIS community, have fun, and learn some really useful and free (as in lunch and as in liberty) GIS. Your instructor will be Dr. Scott Madry, Research Associate Professor of Archaeology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has given over 150 hands-on GIS workshops and tutorials around the world

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Scott Madry

Research Associate Professor of Archaeology, UNC-Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Laboratories of Archaeology and The International Space University

Monday March 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Library North Classroom 1

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