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Presenting archaeological data in ArcGIS: From Pivot tables to Maps.

Workshop | November 3 | 1:10-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

Nicholas Tripcevich, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

Archaeological Research Facility

This introductory GIS workshop will walk through some techniques for preparing maps in ArcGIS 10 for use in presentations, publications, and fieldwork. We will begin the workshop with a general discussion of approaches to structuring archaeological spatial data beginning with example data in Excel tables. If you work with data tables and you've never used Pivot tables in Excel then considering coming to the workshop to get a introduction to this very useful tool for exploring and summarizing data.
The example data is a common issue for showing regional scale data: the one-to-many relationship between a single site and the many artifacts found within it. In this workshop we're going to summarize artifact data from sites using the Pivot tables tool, and then display the results spatially in Arcmap. We'll discuss common site mapping methods and importing XYZ data into Arcmap. The second half of the workshop will focus on Arcmap layout techniques for publication quality maps.

The workshop will take place in the ARF 101 (classroom) with ArcGIS on an overhead projector.

Please register for ARF workshops online using our Google Docs form.

Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online.