Digital Tools

Digital Tools for Cultural Heritage Management


11 May-7 June 2020

Online Training Program 

Application Deadline:
1 May 2020



Vacancies for this Summer Field School Program are limited, so please apply early.

Project Coordinator:

Dr Kenneth Aitchison,
Landward Research, HERITΛGE Capacity Mapping Officer


Project Director:

Dr Evangelos Kyriakidis, HERITΛGE Director



Dr Cornelis Stal
is a lecturer and researcher at the University College Ghent and Ghent University (Belgium), where he is working on surveying engineering, geomatics and image-based 3D modelling. Within the framework of his research, he has participated in various archaeological and anthropological field campaigns, where the topics of this workshop are empirically implemented in an interdisciplinary context.


Dr Doug Rocks-Macqueen
is an archaeologists who has worked around the world from Belize to Scotland. He has worked in the Commercial/Cultural Resource Management Archaeology, Academia and for the Third Sector. His work focuses on the use of Agent Based Modeling with GIS, public archaeology and how we engage people with the past and examining the demographic and cultural data of those that participate in archaeology.

Supported by:


The Heritage Management Organization, in close collaboration with HOGENT (Belgium) and Landward Research (Ireland) has organized three integrated and consecutive specialist courses on various topics in geomatics to help aid heritage managers in their work:

  • GIS (Tuesday 12 May – Wednesday 20 May)
  • Photogrammetry and image-based 3D modelling (Thursday 21 May – Wednesday 27 May)
  • Terrestrial laser scanning (Friday 29 May – Friday 5 June) *


Please note that these specialist courses can be booked individually. For those intending to just do sections of the field summer school, please contact at the email [email protected] for further information and arrangements.

In this online summer school, participants will document historically significant structures. Using professional-grade laser scanners, digital cameras and GIS participants will learn how to record the structural data of these buildings, properly orient them to one another in virtual space, and georeference the data we collect to ultimately create a computer-generated representation of the historic structures. These skills are essential in heritage management for any restoration, documentation or visualization project.

For details on the themes taught and application procedures, see the official announcement of the workshop here