GIS and Spatial Analysis



In collaboration with V.U. colleagues Francisco Estrada Belli (Anthropology), William Fowler (Anthropology), Pierre Colas (Anthropology), and Jennifer Lena (Sociology), I have established the Vanderbilt University Spatial Analysis Research Lab (SARL), an advanced facility for GIS and Remote Sensing analysis.

The SARL facility, housed in Garland Hall (Room 010) was made possible through a Vanderbilt University Discovery Infrastructure Grant, and with the support of the College of Arts and Sciences. SARL (and its website) has been operational since December, 2007.

My current research, involving excavations at an early mission settlement, integrates in-field GIS (using ESRI ArcPad, handheld computers, and tablet PCs) in a near-paperless data entry and management system. The project uses reflectorless total stations, photomapping, and other techniques for high-fidelity, high-resolution three-dimensional mapping and proveniencing.