There are numerous projects in the Forest of Dean and, like so many, this one involves volunteers. Our volunteers collect and check data and information about the Forest for an Archaeological perspective.
The information gathered by our volunteers not only feeds into ‘Big-Data‘ projects but is used to feedback to our volunteer force, further our outreach projects with local schools and homes, disadvantaged children, etc. All the information gathered in this and other projects (e.g. environment records and finds through DEFRA) helps further expand our knowledge of how people in the past inhabited or used areas the forest and the archaeology and heritage of those areas in wider context of the beautiful broader landscape.
This is the front page of a prototype academic web site being produced as a part of a potential project.
Big Data projects as those such EngLaid (the EngLaid project)