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GIS in Archaeology
GIS is an important tool in archaeology. Archaeologists were some of the early adopters, users, and developers of GIS and GIScience. The combination of GIS and archaeology has been considered a perfect match since archaeology is the study of the spatial dimension of human behavior over time, and all archaeology carries a spatial component. Since archaeology looks at the unfolding of historical events through geography, time and culture, the results of archaeological studies are rich in spatial information. GIS is adept at processing these large volumes of data, especially that which is geographically referenced. The tools made available through GIS help in data collection, its storage and retrieval, its manipulation for customized circumstances and, in the display of the data so that it is visually comprehensible by the user. The most important aspect of GIS in archaeology lies, however, not in its use as a pure map-making tool, but in its capability to merge and analyze different types of data in order to create new information. ... more
System Design Strategies
System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.
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In 1119 this geographer edited an updated the Geographica, a geographic encyclopedia first created in the eighth century.