Lightning

I’m nearly recovered from a fantastic Society for American Archaeology conference, where I presented a three minute lightning talk on my repository project at the Digital Data Interest Group meeting. This is the typed version of my talk. In person, it was a...

Why PostGIS?

Benjamin Carter, Muhlenberg College This will be a relatively quick post. As promised in this post, I will discuss PostGIS, a relational database management system. First, what is a relational database and why should archaeologists use them (for a fuller explanation...

The Difficulty of Data

The easiest thing to do to manage a project like this is to create a project map. Have flow diagrams and show everything needed to accomplish a task, who is going to help with that task and a deadline. Of course I haven’t done this (not for the lack of good...