Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC and explore archaeology through GPS and Total Station methodologies. In archaeology, the ability to measure the location of a site, artefact, or earthwork is essential. This course will teach the required skills that are used on excavations and other sites for locating features using GPS and Total Station.
The Topographic Survey Training course aims to help participants learn about the theory, science, uses, methods, logistics, deployment, data collection, data processing, and reporting, behind archaeological topographic surveying. The course will also go further to enable participants to learn the complex skills of archaeological topographic survey, recording a site with a combination of both objective and subjective survey methods.
Differential GPS can record points of circa 1cm accuracy levels in three dimensions, and can also allow real time ‘on the fly’ measurements to be taken allowing large areas of land to be surveyed. The total station is an electronic theodolite and Electronic Distance Measurer that records point locations by measuring distance and angles.
The cost of the training school is £450 per person, and £350 for students (full and part time with NUS).
Participants attending the course must be aged 15yrs and above. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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