Learn About the Important Role that GIS Plays in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management

– Complimentary Webinar Discusses How Specialists are Using GIS Technology to Manage, Analyze and Present Archaeological and Historical Data –

AURORA, Colo. – March 19, 2012 – The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in archaeology and cultural resource management has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. Not only does GIS technology play a very important role in managing critical data, it also supports significant archaeological digs while preserving history.

Join Bill Dickinson, principle GIS engineer for Exceptional Software Strategies and Dr. Devon A. Cancilla, dean, business and technology at American Sentinel University, as they explore the critical role that GIS plays in the exciting world of archaeology and cultural resource management in a complimentary webinar, Applied GIS – Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management,’ on Tues., Mar. 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. EDT.

“The presentation is about the practical use of GIS in archaeology or cultural resource management,” says Dickinson. “Cultural resource management is simply the professional act of performing archaeology,” he adds.

Dickinson and Dr. Cancilla will discuss how specialists are using GIS technology to manage, analyze and present archaeological and historical data.

Register here for the webinar, ‘Applied GIS – Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management.’

“Maps have always been an essential tool of archaeology, but now technology is helping archaeologists invent new ways of collecting, analyzing, managing and communicating their data using GIS,” says Dr. Cancilla.

GIS computerized tools used to collect, archive, manage, retrieve, analyze and output geographic and other related kinds of data offer great potential to be a powerful tool for cultural resource management specialists.

“GIS allows them [archaeologists] to know where things are and to connect better to a database on the back end of the artifact that they’re pulling out of the ground,” Dickinson says. “It’s all about gathering the data in a geo-referenced way that you can then put into a database and find out more things about the data that you’ve been collecting.”

“At American Sentinel University, our GIS degree students learn how to manipulate and display geographic data, interpret and use geographic information in social and scientific contexts and learn to manage ethical issues associated with geographical science,” says Dr. Cancilla.

If you want to learn more about applying GIS in archaeology and cultural resource management be sure to tune into American Sentinel’s webinar ‘Applied GIS – Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management’ on Tues., March 27 at 1 p.m. EDT.

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American Sentinel is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an accredited, online Bachelor of Science Geographic Information Systems degree. The bachelor’s program prepares students to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate spatial date while providing insights into GIS to solve workplace problems.

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