Introduction to GIS and Aerial Imaging in Fieldwork, July 17-25 2019

In 2019, the FROGBEAR cluster "Religion and Technology", supported by the Chung-hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, was hosted at Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), Jinshan, Taiwan. Oliver Streiter (National University of Kaohsiung), Simon Wiles (Stanford CIDR), and Marcus Bingenheimer (Temple University) offered a hands-on workshop in GIS and Aerial Imaging for the study of religion. We built on previous work surveying the religious landscape of north-east Taiwan to show how GIS data, satellite images, and self-produced aerial photography can be used when researching religious sites.

To the right are the slides and other material for the workshop.

Software to download and install before the course (all free & cross-platform):

Useful, but not required software:


Optional Readings:

Marcus Bingenheimer, June 2019.

Morning 9:00-12:00 Afternoon 14:00-17:00 Evening 18:30-19:30
Wed 07/17 Arrival
Thu 07/18 Marcus: Introduction Oliver: Intro to drone flying Metadata meeting
Fri 07/19 Marcus: Google Earth in the classroom Oliver & Mingyang: Flying drones Free
Sat 07/20 Marcus: Intro to QGIS Oliver & Mingyang: Flying drones Banquet
Sun 07/21 No Program
Mon 07/22 Oliver & Mingyang: Flying drones Simon: Video editing with Shotcut Free
Tue 07/23 Oliver & Mingyang: Flying drones Simon: Video editing with Shotcut Video editing & Metadata
Wed 07/24 Teams prepare their presentations Team Presentations 30-40min/team Outing to Jiufen 九份

Slides & Material Marcus:

Slides & Material Simon: