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Open source GIS for archaeological data visualisation and analysis

Hodgkinson, Anna (2012) Open source GIS for archaeological data visualisation and analysis. Discussion Paper. Oxford Archaeological Unit Ltd. (Unpublished)

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This paper demonstrates how Oxford Archaeology North have successfully adopted open
source geospatial software, in particular the desktop GIS packages gvSIG and Quantum GIS (QGIS),
in an active move away from proprietary mapping software such as AutoCAD or ArcGIS. Open
source GIS has been successfully applied for the visualisation and analysis of archaeological survey
data, proving extremely capable of handling 2D and 3D vector and raster data. Oxford Archaeology
have successfully introduced the use of open source illustration software, Inkscape, for the editing of
vector maps and the production of high-quality publication-standard illustrations.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: Joseph Reeves
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 14:04
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 14:04
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/772

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