[open-archaeology] [Antiquist] GAP: Google Ancient Places Funding Awarded

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Jul 21 17:12:28 UTC 2010

Hi Peigi

I would recommend ARK -- I have no direct link to the project but know the people involved and it is a very progressive approach to recording. You can see a nice implementation of it here for a larger scale project, but it is also appropriate for intra-site scale work:




On 19 Jul 2010, at 17:30, Peigi Mackillop wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am a newbie here so I hope this is the correct forum to ask my question.
> The National Trust for Scotland would like to make our excavation data available to the public, beginning with a small, forthcoming project, and I am looking into various open source options. All our data will, of course, hopefully, go into the NMR but we would like a fast-track solution to show the public what we are doing, as they pay for us :-)
> Our IT department is quite small and therefore we would prefer a solution that does not require much configuration or "nursing". I have been looking at three options, ARK (http://ark.lparchaeology.com/), IAD (http://www.iadb.org.uk) and Nabonidus http://www.nabonidus.org/. The last option is a hosted web front-end which bypasses the need to install software on a web server and seems fine for what we hope to achieve. Does anyone have experience of using these, and are they really the correct tool to communicate with our audience (who will also be professional archaeologists as well as interested members of the public).
> Many thanks, and best wishes
> Peigi (Peggy)
> Peigi MacKillop
> Archaeology Volunteer
> The National Trust for Scotland
> 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET
> pmackillop at nts.org.uk
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