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, 8,0 T + 4,0 PL + 4,0 TP + 24,0 S

Lecturer
- Rita Ribeiro de Carvalho Ferreira Anastácio

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students must acquire skills in the area of Geographic Information Systems,
namely in the techniques of representation of exploration, management and processing of
geographic information, essential bases in the construction and visualization of thematic maps for the management of cultural heritage.

Program
1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
1.1 Notion of GIS
1.2 Origin and evolution of GIS
1.3 Applications to Archeology and Cultural Heritage
2.Data models
2.1 Vector model
2.2 Raster model
2.3 Other models
3. Coordinate systems
3.1 Referencing systems
3.2 Cartographic Projections
3.3 Georeferencing of sites / objects
4.Geoprocessing and mapping
4.1 Inquiry of data
4.2 Building and Viewing Maps
4.3 Spatial analysis and data management

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: practical assignment on GIS (ArcGis)
Summative assessment:
practical assignment on GIS (ArcGis)

Bibliography
- 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 module consists mainly of practical lab. GIS concepts and its applications to archaeology and cultural heritage will be addressed. The adopted teaching methodology includes a considerable practical component.

Software used in class
ArcGis