Die TopoiBox - der Topoi Fileserver Die TopoiBox - der Topoi Fileserver

Sichere Datenablage und Dokumentenaustausch in Topoi 

 

Wo kann ich meine Forschungsdaten sicher ablegen? Wie kann ich Daten und Dokumente sicher mit Kollegen austauschen?

... Sind häufig gestellte Fragen im Cluster. Vor allem wenn es um sensible Forschungsdaten geht oder Formulare in unterschiedlichen Entwurfsversionen ausgetauscht werden sollen, stellt sich auch immer mehr die Frage nach einem sicheren und von überall leicht zu erreichenden Ablageort.

Topoi bietet dafür 2 Plattformen an.

 

Der Topoi Fileserver

ist vielen Mitgliedern noch aus Topoi 1 bekannt. Mit einem Zedat-Account der Freien Universität (FU) Berlin, den jedes Topoi-Mitglied unabhänig von seinem Forschungsstandort bekommen kann, ist es möglich, sich mit dem Topoi Fileserver via Netzlaufwerk zu verbinden. Die Ordnerstruktur ist der Topoi Forschergruppenstruktur nachempfunden, d.h. alle Forschergruppenmitglieder haben gleiche Zugriffsberechtigungen.

Das tägliche, nächtliche Backup-System des FU Rechenzentrums sorgt nicht nur für die Erzeugung einer täglichen Datenkopie, sondern auch für die Möglichkeit der Wiederherstellung verloren gegangener Daten.

Der Topoi Fileserver eignet sich für die sichere Ablage großer Datenmengen einzelner Forschergruppen und/oder Areas sowie für die Sicherung persönlicher Forschungsdaten und ist via VPN auch außerhalb des FU Campus erreichbar (Abb. 1).   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Die TopoiBox

der Community-Plattform (Topoi Intranet) hingegegen ist eine web-basierte Austauschplattform für Daten und Formulare an welcher auch externe Wissenschaftler teilhaben können. Als Voraussetzung ist hier lediglich die Einladung eines Topoi-Forschergruppenmitgliedes nötig, um einen individuellen Account anlegen zu können.

Diese Dokumentenaustauschplattform besitzt ähnliche Funktionalitäten wie Dropbox© und GoogleDrive© und ist weltweit jederzeit via Internet erreichbar.

 

Hintergrund einer sicheren Datenablage ist hier wiederum das Rechenzentrum der Freien Universität Berlin, in welchem sich der Dokumentenserver der TopoiBox befindet, ein Ort an dem das deutsche Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) gilt.

Die TopoiBox lässt sich hierarchisch strukturieren (ähnlich der Topoi Forschergruppenstruktur), d.h. die Dokumente befinden sich in einem geschlossenen Intranetbereich und können individuell für interne und/oder externe Mitglieder zugänglich gemacht werden (Abb. 2).

Neu ist, dass man auf diese TopoiBox nun auch via App direkt über den Desktoprechner (Win, Mac OS X) oder das Smartphone (Android, iOS) zugreifen kann. Die übersichtliche grafische Gestaltung ermöglicht einen intuitiven Zugang (Abb. 3). 

 

 

 

Detaillierte Anleitungen

zur Verwendung des Topoi Fileservers und der TopoiBox finden Sie auf unserer Webseite hier

-> Anleitung zur Verbindung mit dem Topoi Fileserver in deutsch und englisch,

-> Anleitung zur Installation der TopoiBox App in deutsch und englisch.

 

Fragen

zur Einrichtung eines Zedat- oder TopoiBox-Accounts beantwortet Ihnen gern das Administrationsteam des FORUM Spatial Data (http://community.topoi.org/web/forum-sda/contact).

 

 

GIS for Humanities - basic course GIS for Humanities - basic course

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International Summer School 2016 International Summer School 2016

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL "OPENING THE LANDSCAPE-METHODS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY" 2016

Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies -  29th August to 3rd September 2016

 

The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) oranised a nice Summer School for international participants focusing on landscape archaeological issue. They invited young researchers, especially doctoral students from different disciplines working on related studies. 

The Topoi FORUM Spatial Data took part in a joint workshop together with the 'Architektur-Referat' from the German Archaeological Insitut (DAI) Prof. Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt and Dr. Katja Piesker on the 1st September. The presentations about 'Low cost and FOSS documentation and analysis methods in Bauforschung and archaeology - similarities, overlaps and differences.' and 'Documentation and analysis methods in Bauforschung and archaeology - past and future of methodologies.' together with an introduction to the practical seminar held by Undine Lieberwirth M.A. and Julius Bussilliat B.A. can be downloaded here.

More detailed information about the Summer School can be found here

 

 

Digital Classicist Series Berlin 2016/17 - Call for Papers Digital Classicist Series Berlin 2016/17 - Call for Papers

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the fourth series of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by and

connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and

the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of the academic year 2016/17.

 

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable

a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of

"Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such as Egypt and the Near East.

 

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open

access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing

the application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly contributions which show how the digital component can facilitate the

crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient

historians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least

one of these fields.

 

Anonymised abstracts [3] of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (CET) on 17 July

2016** using the special submission form [4]. Although we do accept abstracts written in English as well as in German, the presentations are

expected to be delivered in English. When submitting the same proposal for consideration to multiple venues, please do let us know via the

submission form.

The average acceptance rate is 35%.

 

Seminars will run **fortnightly on Tuesday evenings (17:15-19:00)** from October 2016 until February 2017 and will be hosted by the Excellence

Cluster TOPOI and the German Archaeological Institute, both located in Berlin-Dahlem. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar,

will be finalised and announced in September. As with the previous series,the video recordings of the presentations will be published online and

we endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses.

 

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/

[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/

[3] The anonymised abstract should have all author names, institutions and references to the authors work removed. This may lead to some references

having to be replaced by “Reference to authors’ work”. The abstract title and author names with affiliations are entered into the submission system

in separate fields.

[4] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit

 

Dear Fellows,

we redesigned the Forum Spatial Data site on the 10th December to provide a better overview. The sites Software, GIS Lab, the equipment site, link to the map repository and the recently added form to apply for additional webspace of 500GB (formerly under FORUM Misc) are now subordinated to the chapter Resources which is meant to be a collection for all services and products meant to support researchers. It also contains a site informing about the TopoiBox and how to access it. The second new chapter is called Projects and aims to be a collection of all the work the Forum Spatial Data is performing and will hopefully gain more and more sites in the future. We also added a Welcome site, already known from the internal pages, to inform visitors about the work of the Forum and updated the Contact site. In case you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact us.

Your Forum Spatial Data Team

GIS for Humanities - basic course GIS for Humanities - basic course

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Applications by Topoi members (only) should be send until the 18th April 2016. 

 

 

Digital Classicist Series Berlin, Wintersemester 2015/16 Digital Classicist Series Berlin, Wintersemester 2015/16

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Introduction to the 3D Laserscanner Introduction to the 3D Laserscanner

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Introduction to the 3D Laserscanner Introduction to the 3D Laserscanner

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Digital Classicist Berlin - CFP Digital Classicist Berlin - CFP

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"Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2015, 13. Juni "Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2015, 13. Juni

Wie in jedem Jahr präsentiert das Forum wieder seinen "Gerätepark" im Vorgarten des Topoihauses Dahlem (Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin) und erläutert im Gislabor die Weiterverarbeitung der dokumentierten Altertümer.

 

Introduction to the Topoi WebGIS Introduction to the Topoi WebGIS

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ARCHAEOworks & ARCHAEOskills 2015 ARCHAEOworks & ARCHAEOskills 2015

Das Topoi Forum Spatial Data beteiligt sich mit dem Workshop "GIS in der Archäologie" an der ARCHAEOskills-Session.

Für weitere Details klicken Sie bitte auf die Abbildungen.

Geographic Information Systems for Humanities - basics courses Geographic Information Systems for Humanities - basics courses

Please notice that the courses announced on this website are only for Topoi members and members of associate projects.

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Introduction to the Topoi WebGIS Introduction to the Topoi WebGIS

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Berliner DH-Rundgang beim FORUM Spatial Data Berliner DH-Rundgang beim FORUM Spatial Data

Der Berliner DH-Rundgang ermöglicht Interessenten eine Übersicht über DH (Digital Humanities)-Initiativen, ihre Arbeitsweisen und Produkte in Berlin. Gastgeber ist am 23. Oktober 2014 von 18 - 19:30 Uhr das Exzellenzcluster Topoi - Forum Spatial Data. Für eine Anmeldung nutzen Sie bitte die Webseite des Interdisziplinären Forschungsverbundes Digital Humanities in Berlin.

Digital Classicist Seminar Programme 2014/15 Digital Classicist Seminar Programme 2014/15

 

The Digital Classicist Seminar in Berlin will take place already for the third time. On new aspect this year is the opportunity for students to take part and to acquire credit points. For further details please visit the DCB Website and the Free University Berlin Vorlesungsungsverzeichnis

Topoi und das FORUM Spatial Data auf dem ... Topoi und das FORUM Spatial Data auf dem ...

Auf dem diesjährigen Kongress auf "heimischem Spielfeld" waren sowohl Topoi als auch mehrere Mitglieder des Forums in eigenen Sessions vertreten. 

New beginners' course in July 2014!

WORKSHOP WORKSHOP

DIGITALER FUNDSTELLENATLAS
EISENZEIT

24. JUNI 2014

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Applications in Archaeology UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Applications in Archaeology

 

- Diese Konferenz on Applications of Unmanned Aircraft in archeology and historic preservation

First Part: Expert Meeting in Rethymno/Crete at 22./23. January 2014

Second Part: Symposium in Berlin at 23./24. May 2014

 

 

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ) Welcome to the UAV Conference 2014

- for Applications of Unmanned Aircraft in archaeology and historic preservation UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are remote-controlled aircraft, which are either autonomous or remotely controlled flight vehicles. In civil context, they have been used in civil protection and emergency medical services, but also for surveying reasons. Since the latter branch occupies an important place in the scientific documentation of cultural landscapes and sites, some institutions in Germany and Europe can already boast excellent results after several years of experience in this very young branch of archaeological documentation methodology.

The EU-funded project ArchaeoLandscapes Europe (ArcLand) deals besides remote sensing in archaeology and other non-invasive methods, such as geophysics, aerial photography, satellite image analysis and Lidar, also with the use of UAVs for archaeological purposes. A good premise to share these experiences with others! For this reason, the Excellence Cluster Topoi is organizing together with ArcLand a joint conference on

UAVs in archaeology and historic preservation - their uses and limitations.

The aim of this event, and ArcLand in general, is to eliminate existing imbalances in the use of modern surveying and remote sensing methods and to create the conditions for regular use of these technologies in Europe. To enable the use of remote sensing techniques and to promote the conservation and presentation of the archaeological heritage in the countries of the European Union, this conference is supposed to create a closed network. The event takes place in a Europe-wide seminar of ArcLand and consists of two parts.

The first part was a meeting of selected UAV-experts in archaeology. It took place on 22nd and 23rd January 2014 at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS - FORTH) in Rethymno/Crete. For more information about the UAV experts meeting, see here.

The second part focuses on application examples and will take place on 23rd and 24th May 2014 at the Excellence Cluster Topoi at Free University Berlin. Experts and users of UAV technology will thus have the opportunity to exchange experiences, establish contacts and to obtain knowledge and know- how from first hands.

The outcome of both event parts will result in a printed user manual on the use of "UAVs in archaeology (guidelines and tips)".

 

We would be delighted if you wish to participate in our Berlin event as an expert, active or future user, or interested colleague or amateur.

 

Axel Posluschny • Undine Lieberwirth • Apostolos Sarris

"Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2014, 10. Mai "Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2014, 10. Mai

 

Das FORUM zeigt wie in jedem Jahr wieder seinen "Gerätepark" der Öffentlichkeit. Im Vorgarten des Topoihauses in Dahlem kann man live das Scannen von Architektur mit dem 3D Laserscanner verfolgen.

Gleichzeitig wird mit der Totalstation und den Softwareprogrammen TachyCAD und PointSense ein Aufriß der Hausfassade des Topoihauses erstellt.

Analysen von 3D Dokumentation können von den Topoiwissenschaftlern im Gislabor des Topoihauses Dahlem durchgeführt werden. Dieses hoch ausgerüstete Computerlabor ist in dieser Nacht für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich und wird mit einzelnen, dort stattfindenden Vorträgen präsentiert.

 

Winter-school on modeling in landscape archaeology Winter-school on modeling in landscape archaeology

 

Das Topoi Lab der Area A sowie die Raum- und Geodatenforen veranstalten, in Kooperation mit der Universität Kiel, vom 24.2. bis 7.3.2014 eine Winterschool zum Thema Modellierung. Im Rahmen der Winterschool arbeiten Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus Topoi mit erfahrenen Modellierern aus der Geographie und Archäologie (Oliver Nakoinz - Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Daniel Knitter - FU Berlin, Undine Lieberwirth - FU Berlin, Dominik Lukas - FU Berlin, Kerstin Kowarik - Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Gabriel Wurzer - TU Wien, Karten Lemmen - Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) zusammen. Der inhaltliche Fokus liegt auf der Vermittlung von modernen Raumanalysekonzepten zur Beantwortung individueller Forschungsfragen. Der methodische Schwerpunkt liegt im Bereich Statistik und Modellierung von räumlichen Daten. Dabei gibt es folgende Kernbereiche: Trend- und Regressionsanalysen, Punktmusteranalysen, Netzwerkanalysen, Untersuchungen zur Interaktion, Ermittlung von Territorien und Grenzen, Datenbanken, Signifikanztests in der Archäologie und Agent-Based-Modelling.

 

Abgerundet wird das Programm mit einem theoretischen Einstieg und kritischen Diskussionen zum Themenkomplex der Modellierung. Als Datengrundlage dienen die Datenbasen der Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, jedoch werden auch Beispieldaten bereitgehalten. Das Ziel der Winterschool ist es, durch projektbezogene Methodenanwendung publikationsreife Ergebnisse zu erzielen.
Weitere Informationen zum Programm der Winterschool findet man im LabA Blog.

GvSIG CE Code Sprint in Berlin, 22.-25. November 2013 GvSIG CE Code Sprint in Berlin, 22.-25. November 2013

Topoi and the gvSIG CE project are pleased to announce that the 2013 gvSIG CE Code Sprint will be held in Berlin/Germany, at the GIS laboratory of the Topoi research cluster, Nov. 22-25 2013.

 

GvSIG CE (http://gvsigce.org) is an open source desktop GIS, written in Java and supported by an active, international and open community. It offers advanced capabilities for spatial data processing and analysis, including support for GRASS and SAGA GIS modules.

 

The annual Code Sprint is an opportunity for all gvSIG CE project members and supporters to get together and work on improving the source code, documentation and other important resources. We invite programmers, wiki writers, feature testers, bug reporters etc. to join us for the occasion.

 

Further information can be obtained at this URL:

http://gvsigce.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/GvSIG_CE_Code_Sprint_in_Berlin.

RTI Training and a Halloween visit to the St. Jacobi Cemetery in Berlin on 31st October 2013 RTI Training and a Halloween visit to the St. Jacobi Cemetery in Berlin on 31st October 2013

A 4-day training course on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) — an advanced digital imaging technique that provides enhanced visualisations of material surfaces — was recently held at the Dahlem Topoi Haus for archaeology students and researchers. The course was taught by Egyptologist and RTI specialist, Dr. Kathryn Piquette (2013–2013 Marie Curie COFUND Fellow and TOPOI Research Associate), with the assistance of Mohamed Osman (PhD student, Egyptology, Freie Universität zu Berlin).

After three days of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practicals, the training culminated in a fieldtrip to one of Berlin's oldest cemeteries, the St. Jacobi Cemetery — and fittingly, on Halloween (31 October 2013). In addition to re-enforcing skills acquired during the preceding days, the trainees applied RTI to an important, but much-eroded, gravestone in the hopes of shedding new light on an aspect of Berlin's history.

The documentation of the gravestone at St. Jacobi was co-organised with Dr. Markus Schnöpf (pictured above, BBAW and participant in the TOPOI RTI training held in 2012). The aim of the RTI was to aid decipherment of the poorly preserved inscription which marks the burial place of Johannes Bolte (1858 – 1937), son of Georg Friedrich Bolte, and grand-grand-father of Dr. Schnöpf. Johannes Bolte was a prominent member of a Berlin society as royal painter, linguist and member of the academy of sciences. The gravestone is made of a sandstone which had been badly weathered over the decades, making the inscription and other decoration almost impossible to discern. The RTI results are presently being studied by Markus and Kathryn, and in addition to details concerning Johannes, it is thought that the inscription may contain the names of other members of the Bolte family also buried at St. Jacobi.

                            

3D scanning can provide accurate measurement and other information about an artefact or other surface, but where highly eroded as in the case of the gravestone, image resolution is unlikely to be sufficient for improving legibility. Under these circumstances, and when surfaces continue to be susceptible to deterioration from the elements, the super high resolution documentation offered by RTI may be the final solution for extracting the text, and in in some instances be seen as a form of preservation.

         

This computational imaging technique was invented by Tom Malzbender et al., formerly of Hewlett Packard labs in 2000. RTI has been augmented subsequently by developers including Cultural Heritage Imaging and their collaborators. RTI is being used by conservators, archaeologists, and archivists, among others to document and study a variety of cultural heritage objects, ranging from coins, lithics and seals, to lead curse tablets, cuneiform and Linear B tablets, as well as sculpture, stelae, reliefs, rock art, graffiti, etc.

It is hoped that further RTI trainings and refreshers courses will be offered in the near future. In due course Markus and Kathryn will be publishing the results of the RTI on the gravestone inscription. This blog will keep you up-to-date.

For more information about RTI, contact Dr. Kathryn Piquette (and also visit her academia.edu page for related publications). Topoi members who would like to book the Topoi RTI-equipment please contact Undine Lieberwirth or Dominik Lukas.

 

80. Tagung des NWDV in Lübeck 2013, 2.- 5. September 80. Tagung des NWDV in Lübeck 2013, 2.- 5. September

Die 80. Tagung des Nordwestdeutschen Verbandes für Altertumsforschung e.V. fand im September 2013 in Lübeck statt.

Das Forum beteiligte sich dort mit einer Präsentation in der Session der AG CAA "Offen in alle Richtungen: Zu methodischen Aspekten der Landschaftsarchäologie".

 

Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin WS 2013/14: Call for Papers Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin WS 2013/14: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the second series of the Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin [1]. This initiative, inspired by and connected to London's Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar [2], is organised in association with the German Archaeological Institute and the Excellence Cluster TOPOI. It will run during the winter term of the academic year 2013/14.

We invite submissions on any kind of research which employs digital methods, resources or technologies in an innovative way in order to enable a better or new understanding of the ancient world. We encourage contributions not only from Classics but also from the entire field of "Altertumswissenschaften", to include the ancient world at large, such as Egypt and the Near East.

Abstracts, either in English or in German, of **300-500 words max.** (bibliographic references excluded) should be uploaded by **midnight (MET) on 01 September 2013** using the special submission form [3].

Themes may include digital editions, natural language processing, image processing and visualisation, linked data and the semantic web, open access, spatial and network analysis, serious gaming and any other digital or quantitative methods. We welcome seminar proposals addressing the application of these methods to individual projects, and particularly contributions which show how the digital component can facilitate the crossing of disciplinary boundaries and answering new research questions. Seminar content should be of interest both to classicists, ancient historians or archaeologists, as well as to information scientists and digital humanists, with an academic research agenda relevant to at least one of these fields.

Seminars will run fortnightly on **Tuesday evenings (18:00-19:30)** from October 2013 until February 2014 and will be hosted by the Excellence Cluster TOPOI in the TOPOI buildings in Dahlem and Mitte. The full programme, including the venue of each seminar, will be finalised and announced around mid-September. As with the first series, all seminars will be video recorded and we endeavour to provide accommodation for the speakers and contribute towards their travel expenses. There are plans to publish the proceedings as a special issue of the new open access publication from TOPOI [5].

[1] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/

[2] http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/

[3] http://de.digitalclassicist.org/berlin/submit

[4] http://www.topoi.org/buildings/

[5] http://journal.topoi.org/

"Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013, 8./9. Juni "Die klügste Nacht des Jahres" - Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013, 8./9. Juni

Das FORUM zeigt wie in jedem Jahr wieder seinen "Gerätepark" der Öffentlichkeit. Im Vorgarten des Topoihauses in Dahlem kann man live das Scannen von Architektur mit dem 3D Laserscanner verfolgen.

Gleichzeitig wird mit der Totalstation und den Softwareprogrammen TachyCAD und PointSense ein Aufriß der Hausfassade des Topoihauses erstellt.

Analysen von 3D Dokumentation können von den Topoiwissenschaftlern im Gislabor des Topoihauses Dahlem durchgeführt werden. Dieses hoch ausgerüstete Computerlabor ist in dieser Nacht für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich und wird mit einzelnen, dort stattfindenden Vorträgen präsentiert.

Ein Event an der "Dosse", 8. Mai 2013 Ein Event an der "Dosse", 8. Mai 2013

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Die am 08. Mai 2013 stattgefundene Vermessungsübung vereinte gleich alle 3 Vermessungsmethoden der Workshops "Laserscanner, Totalstation und Photogrammetrie" an einem Objekt - dem mittelalterlichen Keller auf dem Freilichtgelände des Archäologischen Parks Freyenstein. Das Ergebnis des Scans kann sich bereits sehen lassen!

Erstellt mit dem Terrestrischen Laserscanner Leica ScanStation 2 und der Software Cyclone

 

Die Registrierung verlief auf Grund der äußerst präzisen Einmessung der Targets durch die Workshopteilnehmer (Kathryn Piquette, Enrico Lehnhardt, Kerstin Kühnle, Sophie Schmidt, Lilli Janotte und Julius Bussilliat) reibungslos mit geringsten Abweichungen von max. 1mm Lageabweichung und max. 1 cm Höhenabweichung.

Der Auswertung der Fotos mit der Structure-from-Motion Methode wird im Moment durchgeführt. Die Ergebnisse der Tests zwischen den beiden Softwareprogrammen VisualSFM und BundlerTools und dem Laserscan werden wir hier bald veröffentlichen.

CAA 2013 in Perth, 25.-28. März CAA 2013 in Perth, 25.-28. März

Die jährliche Konferenz "Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" wurde in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal auf dem australischen Kontinent veranstaltet und das FORUM war gleich mit 2 Mitgliedern vertreten!

Wer mehr darüber lesen möchte, klickt einfach auf die Abbildung des NEOTOPOIA-Artikels.

Einladung zum Workshop

"Einführung in Geographische Informationssysteme in den Altertumswissenschaften"

Für mehr Information klicken Sie bitte auf den Flyer.

Verwenden Sie für eine Anmeldung bitte folgendes Formular:

Einladung zum Workshop

"Vermessung mit der Totalstation - Einführung in TachyCAD und MonuMap"

!!! ACHTUNG: DAS DATUM DER VERANSTALTUNG WURDE GEÄNDERT. BITTE KONTAKTIEREN SIE Undine Lieberwirth.

Für mehr Information klicken Sie bitte auf den Flyer.

Verwenden Sie für eine Anmeldung bitte folgendes Formular:

Einladung zum Workshop

"Vermessung mit dem 3D LaserScanner"

Für mehr Information klicken Sie bitte auf den Flyer.

Verwenden Sie für eine Anmeldung bitte folgendes Formular:

 

Einladung zum Workshop

"Vermessung mit der Digitalkamera - Einführung in die Structure-from-Motion Methode"

!!! ACHTUNG: DAS DATUM DER VERANSTALTUNG WURDE AUF DEN 03.MAI 2013 VORVERLEGT.

Für mehr Information klicken Sie bitte auf den Flyer.

Verwenden Sie für eine Anmeldung bitte folgendes Formular:

Einladung zum Vortrag

"Geographische Informationssysteme und Quantitative Analysen in den Altertumswissenschaften"

 

Die Präsentation zur Überblicksvorlesung öffnet sich im Intranet bei Klick auf die Einladung.

15. - 16. Februar 2013

 

WILLKOMMEN AG CAA IN BERLIN

Die AG Computeranwendungen und Quantitative Methoden in der Archäologie e.V. und das Excellence-Cluster TOPOI der Freien Universität Berlin und der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin laden zum 4. CAA-Workshop am 15./16. Februar 2013 an die Freie Universität Berlin ein. Wie in den Vorjahren soll der CAA-Workshop Vertretern verschiedener Disziplinen, die sich mit Computeranwendungen und quantitativen Methoden in der Archäologie beschäftigen, die Möglichkeit geben, über ihre laufenden Projekte (Abschlussarbeiten, Forschungsprojekte usw.) zu berichten sowie über verschiedene Methoden, ihre Möglichkeiten und (Weiter-)Entwicklung, aber auch ihre Grenzen und Probleme zu diskutieren. Diese Einladung richtet sich ausdrücklich auch an Studierende.Der CAA-Workshop bietet nicht nur die Möglichkeit, fertige Arbeiten vorzustellen, die sich mit Computeranwendungen und quantitativen Methoden in der Archäologie beschäftigen, wir freuen uns insbesondere auch über Beiträge, bei denen mögliche Problemlösungen zur Diskussion gestellt werden.

Der Workshop findet von Freitagmittag bis Samstagmittag im Dahlemer Standort des Exzellenzclusters TOPOI statt, wo im Rahmen thematischer Sektionen Vorträge gehalten und Poster präsentiert werden. Im Anschluss werden am Samstagnachmittag im Computerpool von TOPOI zwei Softwaretutorials angeboten. Nähere Angaben zum Programm des Workshops und der Tutorials finden Sie unter Programm.

Leider können wir aus Platzgründen ab sofort keine weiteren Anmeldungen mehr annehmen; ausgenommen sind Vortragende und Posterautoren.

Für die Dauer des Workshops können Vortragende und Teilnehmer der Tutorials unseren Kinderbetreuungsservice in Anspruch nehmen. Bitte bei Bedarf unter Kontakt melden.

Weitere Informationen zum Workshop finden Sie auf der Webseite der AG CAA.

 

 

 

Undine Lieberwirth • Axel Posluschny

Irmela Herzog  •  Tim Kerig  •  Karsten Lambers
 

Die AG CAA (http://www.ag-caa.de) ist der deutsche Zweig der Internationalen Vereinigung
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).

Topoi Summerschool 2011 - Ostia Antica Topoi Summerschool 2011 - Ostia Antica

27. August - 25. September 2011

 

Training Excavation SS2011

as part of the „TOPOI-Summerschool 2011",

a sub-project of the „BKO Excavations (Berlin-Kent-Ostia)" in the Forum of Ostia Antica under the direction of PD Dr. Axel Gering (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) under the auspices of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Ostia directed by Prof. A. Pellegrino) from 18. – 22.07.11 (introduction week in Berlin) and 29.08. – 23.09.11 (excavation in Ostia Antica - Main Forum).

Head of the sub-project and contact: Undine Lieberwirth M.A. (EXC TOPOI).

You can find a detailed description of the excavation's aims here.

 

 

Journey to Ostia Antica

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

Early in the grey morning of Berlin, shortly after 8am we started our long roadtrip to Italy. After we picked up the last member of our group in Leipzig and bought some archaeological equipment that was needed, we reduced the breaks to the absolute necessary ones, heading towards Innsbruck. When we finally got there, around 6pm where the greatest and most friendly people of the world gave us a warm welcome, an absolutely awesome dinner (Pasta and also Strudel for dessert) and a Sightseeing Tour - some whine and cacao later we managed it to catch some sleep.

The breakfast was as perfect as the whole time there, but we had to leave knowing that there are almost 800km to go to Ostia Antica. But before we even started our tour towards Rome we had to visit somebody else, an old man we all have heard so much about – Ötzi. It was totally astonishing, even though we've all seen a lot of pictures of this old man, it was really awesome to actually see the mummy and the museum is really well organized. So - if you ever have the possibility to go to Bozen (Museum of Archaeology of South Tyrol), do it! But as already mentioned, we where in a hurry. About an hour and a drivers change later we where back on the road again. Long story short – at 20:39 we arrived at our temporary home, visited the other archaeologists we will see in the field again tomorrow, drank some local wine, tried to tetris all the stuff we brought with us in our mobilehome and talked about our plans tomorrow. Yup. Busybusy day. But who needs sleep anyways?

 

 

Trip to Rome [2nd September]

 

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

Getting up at 4:30am after working the whole week worked surprisingly well, even though we knew that its a long way to the train station in the dark with the big equipment case. After a short trip with by train we entered the Forum Romanum and climbed up to the temple of Venus where the geophysicists wanted to fly a kite due to the purpose of being able to take top view pictures of the columns (N).

Unfortunately there was just no wind, all calm still after an hour we decided to wait. Attempts to convince the museum employee came to nothing. But at least we were able to visit the whole forum for free which take us a few hours.It was absolutely amazing that we had a classical archaeologist with us who threw some facts, worth that we starved like hell in the end. So it was about time for the first of many breaks to come. As an impression we went to the Pantheon, ate icecream, saw the Hadrians column, Fountain of the Four Rivers, an exhibition of air crafts, a lot of cafes and restaurants, the Bocca della Verità (mouth of truth), the Trevi Fountain, Circus Maximus and the list goes on. Understandable we were awfully tired after the trip when we were back at home around 7pm. But we finished the day with good pasta and a short cool off in the pool.

 

 

Excavation – a Summary after a week

 

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

Actually its going pretty well. The standard problems of the technique just lasted for the first days and after that we brought routine to the work flow surprisingly fast, although its just the four of us and we have to carry and keep in mind a lot of stuff.

So far we measured all the points we need for the excavation with the Tachymeter and the targets for the Laserscanner, created a general plan for the site and created a 3D model of the western Porticus (near the main Forum) our two sections are in. The geophysicists did there Radar Scan of the sections, but we decided not to look upon their results so that the excavation will be impartial. The Octocopter flight succeed after the third try. All things considered we should be and we are quite satisfied.

 

Second Week of excavation

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

Team two arrived at Sunday and got directly from the airport to the excavationplace to start working, advised by team one.

We tried to figure out a new way to improve the workflow and the communication. It seems to take time but after hanging out together in the evening and using half a day just to check the details of every step in the documentation it gets better and anybody knows their position in the process by now. Even though there is a lot of work to be done sometimes you just cantcompletely avoid the some breaks forced by all the technology we are using. But at Wednesday we could finally start to dig and its going pretty well so far, seemed that we mastered the soft- and hardware.

 

HP left us and we could stand the fact just because we know that we will see him again in Berlin. We cant thank him enough for the great and funny company and for all the knowledge he passed through the awesome talks in the evening.Also the results of the Octocopter flights are amazing and we cant wait to see the rest of the photogrammetry models that haven't been processed yet.

 

Trip to Naples - Pompeii

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

As early as always we packed our things together to make our way to Pompeii soon enough to visit the huge site. Luckily our driver stayed awake and with just one break we found ourselves almost instantly at the bottom of vesuvius, facing Pompeii. For being Archaeologists some of our group got in for free, but after some negotiation. We agreed for taking Audio Guides instead of a tour guide and looking back that was a good decision, because after the main forum the group slitted and everybody explored the ancient city on their own.

After meeting some hours later we figured that nobody has seen every-everything but we were all deeply impressed but also hungry and exhausted. So we drove to the Vesuvian Institute where food and beds were waiting for us.

So far so good. But the way up the hill was more difficult than expected, understated friendly spoken – we got the feeling that there would have been a lot of possible accidents in some alternate reality but luckily everyone stayed unharmed in the weird Naples traffic and the people were awkwardly friendly although it took a while to recognize that they wanted to help us instead of being mad (because Mario blocked the whole street) - must have been the language. So when we finally arrived at the Vesuvian Institute the 3course menu was about to be served. Awesome!

 

Trip to Napels – Stabiae

Text & Photographs by Juliane Bonneß

 

We slept like logs and had a simple but good breakfast although the coffee was awful, but fortunately there were alternatives, so that we had some when we met our tour guide, an archaeologist who works for the Vesuvian Institute, also lives there and knows Stabiae pretty well . He agreed to show us the site., so basically the huge villas (San Marco and Arianna), just a part of what the city was like in roman times.

The rest hasn't been excavated for different reason, but we got a good impression that there is still so much to discover, so much work to be done for the next years and way beyond, although its amazing what these guys already accomplished.Walking through the villas one can easy imagine how it was like centuries ago when only the richest of the richest roman citizens could afford to put up such buildings. Thus the place is not as crowded as Pompeii we could take our time to look at every detail and ask all the questions. We learned a lot about the different styles and our guide was gorgeous.

 

Time was too short to visit the Herculaneum or the National ArchaeologicalMuseum of Naples as we originally wanted to, so we decided to go back to home sweet home Ostia. Bernhard, whom we worked together with the last week( to learn something about a different photogrammetry method) left in a hurry, so that we weren't able to say good bye, but we'll meet again in Berlin. So... the wonderful weekend is over, lets see how next week goes.

 

The TEAM- Introduction

Text by Lilli Janotte

 

As already mentioned in the introduction we aim for the most effective, feasible and cheap way to document an excavation.
The methods we examine are quite interdisciplinary and we had several experts who worked with us and collected data. Now it's time to list our cooperation partners.
During the first week of excavation two geophysicists Rudi and Burkart from "eastern atlas" analysed the soil structure:

Also Hape from Topoi spent a week in Ostia Antica in order to create a spatial picture of the excavation site. He works with an "octocopter"- an aerial drone that takes pictures while it is flying. On the 4th of September he gave a presentation about this special method.

 

The work of Bernie is similar to Hape's but instead of flying a drone he takes pictures by hand. He is a Ph.D student and also a member of Topoi. He gave us input on the 6th of September right after Undine told us about Topoi and the aims of "TOPOI-Summerschool 2011".

The –so far- last presentation was held by Chris, a student from the University of Leipzig, on the 7th of September. He prepared a workshop on "Harris Matrix". Interesting to see what difficulties also the "old hands" had… ;)

 

Excavation- update! ;-)

Text by Lilli Janotte

 

 

After four respectively three weeks of excavation today is our last day at the site. There are a lot things to do in order to prepare the departure. But more about this later.

Last week we tried to optimize the work flow. It got better and better the more we got used to the instruments but there were still these gaps when almost the whole team had nothing to do. So we ended up opening a new grid to work on if nothing else was to do. It turned out that this grid was quite interesting.

At the end of the week we received another visitor: an archaeologist from Jordan who wants to gain experience with the laser scanner.

The hole weekend was leisure time and most of us spent our time on visiting Rome. It was marvelous.

This week we just scraped off the last layers and had some nice finds. Kiki found a ring of bronze- probably- in grid 2, in grid 3 we discoverd some fine pottery and the team of grid 1 wonders at some wall structures.

So we are all rather busy, thinking about Harris Matrices and false measuring points.