The GIS project provides:
- Old and New World archaeology students with the skills and expertise necessary to record, create, and interpret GIS surveys, maps, 3D models, virtual and augmented reality. It gives archaeology students practical marketable skills which can be applied in other disciplines (for example construction, architecture, land surveying).
- GIS and 3D modelling specialists with Old and New World archaeology and history knowledge and techniques to expand their knowledge and expertise to Old and New World archaeological dig-sites.
- Provide students with training and expertise in GIS, photogrammetry, and 3D modelling technologies;
- Develop a pilot international eLearning model;
- Provide, geography, history and old and new world archaeology students with the skills and expertise necessary to record, create, and interpret GIS surveys, maps, and 3D models;
- Give archaeology and history students practical, marketable skills which they can apply in other disciplines (for example construction, architecture, land surveying);
- Provide GIS and 3D modelling specialists with old and new world archaeology techniques to expand their knowledge and expertise to old and new world archaeological dig-sites.
- Promote tourism through virtual tour applications based on the model developed by NSCC- COGS at Vimy Ridge (Givenchy-en-Gohelle - Vimy Ridge Map and 3D Model ).
- Promote virtual conservation and tourism with 3D models of historic sites in Canada, Europe, and Egypt.
Community Economic Development
- Promote high-technology collaboration between corporations in Canada (Nova Scotia), Europe (France - Cyprus), and Egypt;
- Facilitate academic and student exchanges and training between communities on three continents.
Rotary International Involvement
Rotary International has programs designed to support local economic development and education. Rotary International has also a peacebuilding initiative which is implemented through history and archaeology in Cyprus (Letymbou) by two twinned clubs: the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor and the Rotary Club of Paphos Aphrodite in Cyprus. The Rotary Clubs of Forest Hill and Toronto Bay-Bloor have gifted an outdoors pingponf table to the Municipality of Givenvhy-en-Gohelle to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge - Click here for Rotary International funding opportunities.