Geographic Information Systems

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 2,0 T + 4,0 PL + 4,0 TP + 24,0 S

Lecturer
- Rita Ribeiro de Carvalho Ferreira Anastácio

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

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

Program
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)

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

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
ArcGis