Members of the South Carolina Chapter took the lead in early 2012 to develop the newest interest group for the Archaeological Institute of America. The Geospatial Interest Group was approved by the AIA Governing Board in January and boasts members from Hawaii to Athens, Greece. James Newhard, local society Vice President, chairs the group.
The Geospatial Interest Group fosters communication and collaboration in the area of geospatial applications in archaeology, which includes such areas as 3D visualizations, geographic information systems, virtual and augmented reality, and satellite imagery processing. They communicate via an internal listserv and externally via a blog.
Membership is open to any active member of the AIA, regardles of local society affiliation. Contact Jim Newhard for information.