[OSGeo-Discuss] Tools and approaches for the cartography of archaeological excavation sites

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Fri Nov 5 04:45:49 PDT 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been asked to analyze how FLOSS software could help to support
> an archaeological program that would take place in remote mountainous
> corners of Central Asia.
> I pretty much see which sensors and software to use for the small
> scale part, where standard GPS precision is enough.
> But the most important part is a large scale work, where they need a
> much higher precision in order to position their findings and draw
> very precise maps of the excavation sites.
> When they work in Europe they have sensors and are in a context which
> give them a precision of the millimeter.
> For this project they know that they won't have access to the same
> tooling and they could live with a precision of the centimeter.
> My questions to the list therefore are:
> - is it relevant to use "our" usual FOSS4G software (GRASS, QGIS,
> etc.) for such tasks? or do only CAD tools make sense?

Here a LiveCD pointer:

ArcheOS: http://www.archeos.eu

Screenshots 1: http://www.arc-team.com/archeos/wiki/doku.php?id=screenshots
Screenshots 2: http://www.archeos.eu/wiki/doku.php?id=screenshots


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