Aşınmaz, Alper

Koç University

Project: Linking Anatolian Pasts Project

Alper Aşınmaz is an archaeologist who holds a Ph.D. from Dokuz Eylul University Department of Archaeology. His main research interests include archaeological method and theory, GIS-based spatial analysis techniques, remote sensing applications in archaeological research, Anatolian Bronze Age, and ancient rural landscapes. Alper Aşınmaz helps to develop interactive research tools and the underlying data infrastructure for a linked set of multi-period and multi-scalar research datasets currently siloed in separate repositories, consisting of historical aerial imagery, photographs, maps, manuscripts, archives, museum objects, whole archaeological databases. He works on improving the available databases stored by ANAMED, ensuring compatibility between datasets, as well as structuring the data to be published as linked open data. Alper Aşınmaz is also responsible for helping to process remote sensing imageries in order to produce digital terrain models (DTM) and digital surface models (DSM). Additionally, he is interested in creating web maps to be published on the internet, using GIS software, web-mapping platforms and libraries such as Mapbox and Leaflet.