Sunoikisis Digital Classics: Geographic Information Systems

Sunoikisis Digital Classics: Geographic Information Systems
25 February 2021, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Research Training

Piraye Hacıgüzeller (University of Antwerp), Rebecca Seifried (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

In this session we will introduce the basic concepts and building blocks of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), such as vector and raster data structures, attribute and spatial data, layering, and coordinate reference systems. We will then introduce GIS-based visibility analysis used to calculate visibility of places from one or more observer points, followed by a hands-on case study on the topic using the free QGIS tool. Finally we will give an introduction to cost functions frequently used in GIS-based cost distance analysis to analyse mobility across built environments and landscapes, accompanied with a case study from the literature.

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All welcome


Valerie James
020 7862 8716