Sat May 8 14:16:43 CEST 2010
Hi Steko (and list),
(I apologise in advance - despite the .it in the email address, I hadn't realised this was an Italian email list. I studied Italian for quite some time when I was younger... sadly it's been forgotten!)
Thank you to everyone who replied.
To clarify- data is downloaded from instruments using proprietary Windows-based software and saved in .csv or .txt files, which I would then like to import into appropriate data processing free software in Linux, with output to an image file for report creation.
At this stage, I am working with magnetic, electromagnetic, resistivity and ground-penetrating radar data. I also use Trimble RTK GPS to create Digital Elevation Models, upon which I would like to overlay the geophysical data plots. In the past, I have used Windows-based proprietary GIS Global Mapper, but would like to see what is available in Linux.
Thanks again for the replies that I received.
Director | Hunter Geophysics
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Behalf Of Stefano Costa
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: Arch geophysics
Il giorno dom, 02/05/2010 alle 02.43 +1000, David Hunter ha scritto:
> Hi all on the Linux archaeology list!
> I was wondering if anyone is aware of any archaeological geophysics
> data processing freeware compatible with Linux (any distro). I use
> Ubuntu, but am willing to distro-hop if I can get the right program.
I have never worked with geophysical tools and data, but at CAA in
Granada last month I saw Kenneth Kvamme doing a short demonstration of
GPR data processing with common GIS software. He strongly advocated
against the use of "black-box" data processing tools, and I'm inclined
to agree with him. He was using IDRISI, on GNU/Linux you will find QGIS
+GRASS or gvSIG to be good programs.
Another question is if you also need to get raw data from your
If you tell us a bit more about your workflow, we can give more specific
hints. You will also want to read this short and gentle introduction to
"Free and non-Free software"
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html and see how "freeware" is
different from "free software". We like the latter :)
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