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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 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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)
Subjects:?? Documentation ??
ID Code:772
Deposited By: Joseph Reeves
Deposited On:08 Mar 2012 14:04
Last Modified:08 Mar 2012 14:04

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