Lassonde’s Geomatics Engineering student Aaron Boda was awarded the 2017 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship for his “Interactive Map for the Athenians Project.”
The objective of the award-winning project is as follows:
“In present day, the Athenians Project deals with the digitization of the (writings on stone, pottery and metals), prosopographical (biographical data on the residents of ancient Athens) and topographical (locations on maps of Athens and Attica). Primarily, the project is admired for its relational database of prosopographical information from ancient Attica with 22 volumes containing over 100,000 entries. The idea is to modernize the project by creating an intuitive and user-friendly digitized database that can be utilized by university libraries worldwide as a resource for classics enthusiasts. The scope includes a 3D interactive map to provide a visual interface and a geographic information system (GIS) which can support the findings of the Athenians Project.”
More information on the project can be found here.