Monthly Archives: September 2012

Classics 399: Applied Archeoinformatics

This course is a directed study course with Dr. Jim Newhard, Dr. Norm Levine, and Dr. Paul Anderson at the College of Charleston that brings together the Classics, Geology, and Computer Science departments. Using advanced GIS techniques in combination with SQL server we will attempt to improve the current viewing solution to Avkat Informatics. I will be working alongside another student, Matt Mazzarell, to display the GIS data in the Web View on our server, earth.cofc.edu.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Norm gave Matt and I a quick lesson on the mapping of network drives that will be used to ensure consistency across the project. This is the same mapping that is used by all involved in the GIS work at the College of Charleston. He also walked through some basic server setup and maintenance to allow us to have access to remote login to the server, earth. All involved in the Avkat project have been granted access to the server at this point and can proceed to work.

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New Course – Geol 303 – Applied Archaeo/Geoinformatics

This course is a independent study  in which we seek to improve the current AVKAT solution to view archaeologic information in the ArcGIS 10 environment. The web design and user interface for AVKAT has been built. Our task is to build a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to house our Archeologic data and connect it with the ArcGIS Environment.  This task will improve the functionality of the web interface by giving us the possibility to display and query relevant features of our collected data.

We begin with an array of administrative tasks to insure that we have access to all relevant data and programs across several key network drives. We will be using the server named ‘Earth’ for the bulk of our work in manipulating the AVKAT project. Today we have obtained all the sufficent credentials that we need to work on ‘Earth’. We have begun to familiarize ourselves with the AVKAT data and central program that drives our current user interface found at http://earth.cofc.edu:10080/avkat.html.

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