Geographic Information Systems

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 2,0 T + 4,0 PL + 4,0 TP + 24,0 S


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The students should be able to apply GIS systems in archaeology and herity.

Definition of GIS
Origin and evolution of GIS
Applications to Archaeology
Data models
Reference systems and projections
Geo-referenced sites / objects
Inquiry data
View maps
Spatial analysis and data management

Evaluation Methodology
report with practical application in GIS (ArcGis)

- Aronoff, S. (1989). Geographic Information Systems: a management perspective.. (Vol. I). Ottawa, Canada: WDL Publications
- Longley, P. e Goodchild, M. e Maguire, D. e Rhind, D. (2015). Geographic information science and systems. (Vol. I). USA: Wiley
- Wheatley, D. e Gillings, M. (2002). Spatial Technology and Archaeology: The Archaeological Applications of GIS. (Vol. I). London: Taylor Francis
- Conolly, J. e Lake, M. (2006). Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. (Vol. I). Cambridge: Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology

Method of interaction
The unit is essentially practical lab. The concepts of GIS and its applications to archeology and cultural heritage will be addressed. The adopted teaching methodology includes an important component of practical application.

Software used in class