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Advanced Courses in Life Sciences

1st Edition

Applied GIS: 3D Reconstruction of Archaeological Interventions

June 19th-23rd, 2017, Barcelona (Spain)

Applied GIS: 3D Reconstruction of Archaeological Interventions

Any archaeological excavation implies the destruction of the site where it operates, thus eliminating the stratigraphical record and forbidding the possibility of a review of the archaeological context. This course offers the possibility of learning how to reduce that damage, as well as it gives new tools for archaeological research and dissemination.

The scope of the course is that of making participants able to 3D virtualizes any archaeological site of their interest. Participants will learn how to apply GIS technology to this purpose, and how to manage different 3D software, which can better fit these needs. Different software will be used, such as OpenJUMP, QGIS, GvSIG, Meshlab, Paraview or R.

The main objective of the course is teaching the participants to solve their own problems. Therefore, many practical sessions will be displayed and, gradually, some concrete problems will be added to these sessions, so that the participants learn how to deal with them in real life.

LOCATION

Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontològica

C/ Mestre J. Lladós, 1
08781 Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona.

How to get there

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

35 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.

The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.

PLACES

Places are limited to 20 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Instructors

Agustín Diez-Castillo instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Agustín Diez-Castillo
Universitat de València
Spain

Alfredo Cortell-Nicolau instructor for Transmitting Science

Alfredo Cortell-Nicolau
Universitat de València
Spain

Salvador Pardo-Gordó instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Salvador Pardo-Godó
Universitat de València
Spain

Coordinators

Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano coordinator at Transmitting Science

Dr. Ana Rosa Gómez-Cano
Transmitting Science
Spain

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno instructor at Transmitting Science

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science
Spain

Requirements

Graduate or postgraduate degree in History, Anthropology, Archeology or any other Life or Earth Sciences.

Participants should bring their own personal laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux) with the following software installed: OpenJUMP, QGIS, GvSIG, Meshlab, Paraview, R.

Although the instructors will provide different working databases, participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Program

Monday, June 19th, 2017. Learning about GIS.

  • Morning:
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Introduction to GIS.
    • 10:30 – 11:20 Open software: An open debate.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break.
    • 11:40 – 12:40 Basic GIS skills I. Map presentations.
    • 12:40 – 13:30 Basic GIS skills II. Georreferencing.
    • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    • 15:00 – 16:30 Practice: Creating a map with a chosen GIS.
    • 16:30 – 16:50 Coffee break.
    • 16:50 – 18:00 Practice: Georreferencing with a chosen GIS.


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. Applying GIS to 3D reconstruction I.

  • Morning:
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Fieldwork I.
    • 10:30 – 11:20 Fieldwork II.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break.
    • 11:40 – 12:40 Working with vector layers I.
    • 12:40 – 13:30 Working with vector layers II.
    • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    • 15:00 – 16:15 Practice: Reconstructing a layer, including polygons, findings and labelling.
    • 16:15 – 16:35 Coffee break.
    • 16:35 – 18:00 Practice: Reconstructing a layer from a given image. Orthophotos and georreferencing.


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. Applying GIS to 3D reconstruction II.

  • Morning:
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Databases and file formats.
    • 10:30 – 11:20 Preparing a survey for 3D reconstruction, using a GIS I.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break.
    • 11:40 – 12:40 A survey for 3D reconstruction, using a GIS II.
    • 12:40 – 13:30 Introduction to 3D ambiences.
    • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    • 15:00 – 16:20 Practice: Reconstructing a survey in a GIS ambience, and preparing it for its 3D virtualization I.
    • 16:20 – 16:40 Coffee break.
    • 16:40 – 18:00 Practice: Reconstructing a survey in a GIS ambience, and preparing it for its 3D virtualization II.


Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. 3D ambiences. Transporting data and building stratigraphy.

  • Morning:
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Building a survey using Meshlab.
    • 10:30 – 11:20 Building a survey using Paraview.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break.
    • 11:40 – 12:40 Optimizing results.
    • 12:40 – 13:30 Practice: Solving problems. Finding solutions to different issues I.
    • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    • 15:00 – 16:20 Practice: Solving problems. Finding solutions to different issues II.
    • 16:20 – 16:40 Coffee break.
    • 16:40 – 18:00 Practice: 3D virtualizing a survey.


Friday, June 23rd, 2017. R.

  • Morning:
    • 9:30 – 10:30 Introduction to R I.
    • 10:30 – 11:20 Introduction to R II.
    • 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break.
    • 11:40 – 12:40 R Packages I.
    • 12:40 – 13:30 R Packages II.
    • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch.
  • Afternoon:
    • 15:00 – 16:20 Practice: R. Introducing random findings.
    • 16:20 – 16:40 Coffee break.
    • 16:40 – 18:00 Practice: R. Statistical representation.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until February 28th, 2017):
  • 490
  • Regular (after February 28th, 2017):
  • 685
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches.
    (VAT included)
  • Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until February 28th, 2017):
  • 360
  • Regular (after February 28th, 2017):
  • 360
  • This includes local transportation, lodging, breakfasts, dinners and social (tourist) activities.
    (VAT included)
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until February 28th, 2017):
  • 850
  • Regular (after February 28th, 2017):
  • 1,045
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, local transportation, lodging, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and social (tourist) activities.
    (VAT included)

This course will be held if at least 50 % of the places are filled.

We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact the course coordinators). Discounts (see Funding below) are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.

Accommodation

If you take the Accommodation Package you will be hosted in the Youth Hostel Can Roviralta, in shared dormitories (common bathrooms), although you will only share rooms with other classmates. The possibility exists that the dormitories will be mixed. Therefore, if this is an inconvenience for you, and you require staying in a dormitory with only women, or only men, please indicate so in the “Comments” field of the Registration form (see below).

A supplemental charge will be added if you prefer to stay in a single room with private bathroom. The number of rooms is limited and if you prefer to have a single room, let us know it as soon as possible. If you want more information on this please contact the course coordinators.

Please be aware that from the centre of Barcelona city it takes about one hour by car and one hour and a half by public transport to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola. Course participants will find that staying in Els Hostalets de Pierola is more convenient.

If you do not want the Accommodation Package, accommodation is available in places other than Els Hostalets de Pierola. You may stay in Barcelona city, Martorell or Igualada. You will find information about Hotels in Martorell here, and information about Hotels in Igualada here.

How to get to Els Hostalets de Pierola from Barcelona city, Martorell and Igualada.

Youth Hostel Can Roviralta (Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain)

Funding

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

Unfortunately there are no scholarships available for this course. However a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinators. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.

Schedule

Course ScheduleCourse + Accommodation Package Schedule
Sunday, June 18th, 201719:00 Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information in How to get there.
20:00 Registration in the Youth Hostel.
20:30 Dinner.
Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd, 20179:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
13:30 to 15:00 Lunch.
15:00 to 18:00 Lessons.

There will be two coffee breaks each day, halfway through each lesson session.

8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
13:30 to 15:00 Lunch.
15:00 to 18:00 Lessons.
20:30 Dinner.

There will be two coffee breaks each day, halfway through each lesson session.

Saturday, June 24th, 20178:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
9:15 Meeting point in the Youth Hostel to take the bus to visit a wine cellar.
10:00 Arrival at the wine cellar.
11:30 Bus to Barcelona city.
13:00 Arrival at Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona).

The schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.

Organizers

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Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontològica (CRIP) Logo
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) Logo

Collaborators

Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Castilla y León Logo
Colegio Oficial de Biólogos de Euskadi Logo
Colexio Oficial de Biólogos de Galicia Logo
Col·legi Oficial de Biòlegs de la Comunitat Valenciana Logo
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) Logo
Sociedade Brasileira de Paleontologia (SBP) Logo

Registration

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