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Monday, March 26 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop 8 - Joining the pots: linking and publishing excavation data using Heurist

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Heurist is a flexible, web-based collaborative Open Source database with a wide variety of applications, from archaeological data to historical encyclopaedias and text annotation. It has recently become the platform for a major legacy excavation data publication project for the site of Zagora. This had led to the development of models for complex interlinked excavation data and connectivity to ArcGIS (in addition to built-in mapping). In this half day workshop we will introduce participants to the use of Heurist for heterogeneous archaeological data, illustrated with the Zagora database. Since it is web based, anyone with an internet connected computer will be able to follow along and spawn their own live database on our server, import the models from Zagora and import some trial datasets which we will provide. The workshop will proceed from database creation and definition, through data import, online data entry and linking of data, to generation of online published output. At the end of the workshop participants should have the confidence to tackle a new database, eiteh for a site or for other types of data collection. The workshop will not require any special hardware or technical skills. Trial data will be made available via the web.


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Ian Johnson

Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
Web-based databases and GIS/mapping applied to historical and archaeological applications. Mobile/tablet applications for field data collection and delivery of historical and cultural tours, Augmented Reality, semantic web


Monday March 26, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Building 65, 2151

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