As I mentioned yesterday, I am attending the Pecos Archaeological Conference. It is a small conference catering to the Southwest US and Northwest Mexico. It is a low tech camping conference which is pretty fun.I drove up yesterday and this morning is the first full day. Started the day with two GIS applications in archaeology. One was the use of a quad rotor drone to record aerial photography to assist in documenting rock alignments and geoglyphs. I think this is something that archaeology should get into. Image quality is so much better for these small digital cameras. And the images make great public exhibits. The second poster was testing a predictive model for site density in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It was interesting and it would be nice if more people did predictive models. The remote sensing and computer power we have available makes this a viable technique. My only problem is that it looked like he didn't normalize for administrative unit size. So he basically did not have density, he had count. I'm going to try to track him down and ask if he did.
I am a GIS professional in Walla Walla, WA. I use this blog to force myself to really read through all of the GIS news that I get in my inbox. It also helps me practice writing.