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GIS Worksop: Using Geo-spatial Technologies for Research on Past Society and Environment

The Center for Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies, Shiv Nadar University, in collaboration with the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), and the IFP (French Institute of Pondicherry) is pleased to annouce a two-day GIS workshop.

Advances in geospatial technologies and geospatial data infrastructures/services, and the development of digital globe browser – such as Google Earth from 2005 onwards – have been major factors in raising awareness and interest toward critical spatial and interdisciplinary thinking in many research fields. In the humanities and social sciences, the integration and spatial analysis of geographically referenced information into scientific conceptual frameworks has gained momentum over the past 10 years with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – a computer-based technology allowing to handle and analyse spatial data – and satellite imagery freely accessible through the internet. In recent years, the flow of information from a host of sensors has grown exponentially. Providing with a discovery, descriptive and analytical tool, the incorporation and manipulation of remotely sensed data into a GIS offer great potentials for research to document the human, natural and built system components of the earth, and to explore the complex interfaces and interactions between society and the environment in relation to a number of issues, past and present. Today GIS and software for image processing, pattern recognition, and scientific visualisation are in widespread use through many disciplines, especially in the environment and health related research domains, and in applied science. Yet, it appears that most students and scholars from social sciences and humanities do not know what GIS is and can do, how it can be used, what types of data can be extracted from and analysed through remotely sensed images. The objective of this short training workshop is to provide a broad introduction to basics and principles of GIS. The practical work will make use of QGIS and satellite images, focusing on the area of Mandu, in Madhya Pradesh.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 16:30

The objective of this short training workshop is to provide a broad introduction to basics and principles of GIS. The practical work will make use of QGIS and satellite images, focusing on the area of Mandu, in
Madhya Pradesh.

Tutors
• Anne Casile, Archaeologist, IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development),
currently assigned at the IFP (French Institute of Pondicherry), PI of the MANDU project supported
by the ANR (French National Research Agency).
• Nicolas Morelle, Archaeologist and Topographer, Postdoctoral Fellow at the IFP (French Institute
of Pondicherry) on the MANDU project
• Sandeepan Sharma, Network Engineer, MANDU Project Manager at the IFP (French Institute of
Pondicherry)

Saturday 15, Feb 2020 - Sunday 16, Feb 2020
10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
D 107, Archaeology Laboratory

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