Alan D.K. Armstrong

With a background in history, classics, and museum studies, I have transitioned into the geomatics/GIS field in order to focus on developing and progressing geospatial archaeology and history.

I originally graduated from Carleton University in 2011 with a B.A. Honours in History and Classics, then graduated from the Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies program in 2015. From this program, I worked mainly with Tucker House Renewal Centre to establish and develop their history program as well as their heritage preservation protocols. I continued on this path until early 2017 when I discovered the field of geomatics, which after much research and discussion with the head of the Carleton University geomatics program, I decided to go back to school in the Fall of 2017 in order to broaden my life and work capabilities. Through a fast-tracked degree, I will be taking one more year at Carleton before an expected graduation next June.

In tandem with my heritage and geomatics background, I have also worked in the home building business, different areas of construction, and have also worked in the natural resources industry by way of Enbridge. These are also areas that I am interested in applying my developing geomatics and GIS capabilities to, alongside my archaeology and heritage preservation focus

Articles by Alan D.K. Armstrong

Working, Pursuing, and Networking to my Canadian Geospatial Dream Job

Hello, my name is Alan Armstrong, and I am about to start my dream job of Program Officer with Parks…

3D Reconstructions of Ancient Cities

As cities grow outwards and upwards over time, we most often forget what lies underneath what is on top. While…

In Rome: Bridging the Gap Between Archaeology and Geostatistics

Canadian Alan Armstrong returns us to Rome for this next article in his series on archaeology and GIS. It’s been…

GIS and Archaeology Took Me to Rome

Dreams can come true. One of mine has. Waking up on my first full day in Rome today, I decided…