I'm away so brief reply... We could run such a course at any suitable venue. How many interested?

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From: Peckham, Ingrid
Sent: ý03/ý04/ý2014 10:38
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Subject: Re: Fun with GIS!

I'd be interested in an intermediate MapInfo course that includes LIDAR.  (Stoke-on-Trent is easier to get to by public transport than Exegesis at Talgarth.)

Ingrid Peckham
Historic Environment Record Officer 
Southampton City Council
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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Iles, Peter
Sent: 03 April 2014 10:20
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Subject: Re: Fun with GIS!

Why not see if Exegesis SDM Ltd can run one? They supply Mapinfo as well as HBSMR, and run courses ...


Peter Iles

Specialist Advisory Services


Lancashire County Council

Development Management

PO Box 100

County Hall




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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of MacLean, Sarah
Sent: 03 April 2014 10:15
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Subject: Re: Fun with GIS!


Dear Helen,


I think you may have a better chance of getting enough people together for a MapInfo course than you think! The results of the 2012 HER Content and Computing Survey suggest slightly more HERs are using MapInfo than ArcView, 51% vs 41%.


all the best



Sarah MacLean

Heritage Information Partnerships Supervisor

English Heritage



From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Helen Wells (Archaeology)
Sent: 03 April 2014 09:50
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Subject: Fun with GIS!

Hi everyone, 


I was trying to find some professional development courses to do with GIS – something a bit more complicated and archaeology focused.  I found two courses that look really good on the ‘Centre of Archaeology’ web pages, this is the more complicated one:



That one has LIDAR and topographic modelling etc in it.  I was quite impressed that it is only £110 for the day, it sounds really good.  Unfortunately they use Arc GIS and it won’t be that transferable with Mapinfo, which we use here.


I’m thinking I won’t be able to get enough people together to run a special Mapinfo course (which apparently they would do!).  Unless enough other people are interested..?


Does anyone know of anything similar, a hands on archaeology focused type of thing, using Mapinfo? 


And don’t say ‘we should be using Arc because it’s better’, we don’t have that option.  :p



Helen Wells
Historic Environment Record Officer
Leicestershire County Council

Planning, Historic & Natural Environment, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leics, LE3 8RA
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