Geomatics

9 credits

Undergraduate:
ASM 338 Geomatics (9 credits)

Graduate:
ASM 583 Geomatics (9 credits)

The Geomatics track provides undergraduate and graduate students of all skill levels with instruction in Geophysical Testing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeological contexts. Located at the Center for American Archeology in Kampsville, students will gain experience

  • collecting, processing, and interpreting geophysical data as they map buried archaeological features;
  • receive training in managing and analyzing diverse datasets, including, georeferencing spatial data, map and database integration, digital surface analysis, aerial and satellite remote sensing methods, image processing and predictive modeling.

This intensive, 6-week course will provide hands-on practice in field and laboratory methods within the context of the Center for American Archaeology’s ongoing landscape-scale research project in the Lower Illinois Valley.