Tools and methods: virtual reality, GIS and TIC

Master'’s Degree in Archaeological Techniques, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 7701/2016 09/06/2016

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 54,0 TP

Lecturer
- Jorge Morarji dos Remédios Dias Mascarenhas
- Rita Ribeiro de Carvalho Ferreira Anastácio

Prerequisites
Not Apply.

Objectives
Students should acquire knowledge in the representation, perception and functioning of urban areas and surrounding territories, as well as new transformations in the face of globalization, through the use of new technologies.

Program
1. Characterization and operation of urban zones and surrounding territories
1.1 Portuguese cultural landscapes
1.2 Characterization, operation and productivity
1.3 Types of clusters by the development trend
2. Impacts of globalization on urban areas and surrounding territories
2.1 Decline indicators
2.2 Counteract the decline
2.3 Reconverting and revitalizing for new uses
3. Instruments and 3D representation tools
3.1 Manual design
3.2 Computer design
4. Instruments and Geographic Information representation tools
4.1 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
4.2 Data models
4.3 Georeferencing
5. Cartography applied to the management of cultural heritage
5.1 Spatial analysis and data management
5.2 Composition and visualization of maps
5.3 Services and map publishing

Evaluation Methodology
Final evaluation:

Part I (Programmatic contents 1,2,3): accomplishment of works types fichas + practical work (50%)

Part II (Programmatic contents 4,5): carrying out GIS work + report (50%)

Bibliography
- Miller, G. (2006). ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE, WORKING WITH THE EARTH. (Vol. I). Vitoria: Thomsom
- AD, A. (2015). AutoCad 2015 Manual. NY: ADesk
- Conolly, J. e Lake, M. (2006). Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. (Vol. I). Cambridge : Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology
- Wheatley, D. e Gillings, M. (2002). Spatial Technology and Archaeology: The Archaeological Applications of GIS.. (Vol. I). London: Taylor Francis

Method of interaction
Classes taught with features illustrations taken to the effect that highlight various aspects and help to better retain knowledge.
Practical classes in a computer lab using GIS software applied to heritage management.

Software used in class
Autocad
ESRI: ArcGIS/ArcMap