Workstation Booking Procedure

Booking procedure for the Geoforce GTX Workstation in Archaeology.

  • This workstation is located in the ‘Meeting Room’ Arc208, Discipline of Archaeology, Arts-Science Building.
  • It may only be used by members of staff and graduate research students of the School of Geography and Archaeology for the purposes of data processing and image production only.
  • Software available on it includes Agisoft Photoscan, Trimble Business Centre, Geoplot 4, Pathfinder Office, ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. 3-D artefact scanning using proprietary NextEngine sorftware is also available on this machine (along with a workflow manual).
  • The workstation facilities may be booked through:

    Sandra Getty (Administrative Assistant, Room Arc217, Archaeology; Ext. 2167; sandra.getty@nuigalway.ie )
                         or
    Angela Gallagher (Senior Technician, Room Arc207, Archaeology; Ext. 2407; angela.gallagher@nuigalway.ie)
    for morning (9.30am – 12.30pm) or afternoon (2.30 – 4.30pm) sessions.
  • The workstation facilities can be booked for between one and three hours sessions only.
  • If it is intended to utilise Agisoft Photoscan where the workstation will be required to process data over several hours you are advised to book time in an afternoon slot in order to allow the machine to process data outside office hours/overnight. If intending to do this, it will be necessary to set up an auto-save on completion of processing to ensure the workstation is available to use by others the following day.
  • On making a booking it will be necessary to state the time and duration that you wish to use the computer in addition to an estimate of subsequent data-processing time, if applicable.
  • On making a booking with Sandra or Angela please state if you are a member of staff or Graduate Student of the School of Geography and Archaeology. Please state what software you intend to use along with your preferred date(s) and time(s) that you wish to use the workstation facilities and if additional overnight data processing time will be required as well.
  • Lastly, while data may be stored temporarily on the workstation in a folder with your name under ‘Agisoft Projects’ on the D-drive, you are asked to save your data to external hard drive or other data storage facility for safe keeping.