GIS for Archaeological Digital Libraries
Douglas Gorton, Rao Shen, Naga Srinivas Vemuri, Weiguo Fan, Edward A. Fox
This work extends the existing ETANA-DL archaeology digital library with a component to display and navigate related Geographic Information Systems data in a web-based context. Like many fields, archaeology is a very spatially-oriented field but integration of appropriately generated maps with traditional textual records can be difficult and costly. The vast regions represented require dynamically generated maps instead of static counterparts our method offers a fully dynamic solution to browse any area to any depth. The method also provides a two-way integration between the two data views the clickable map view leads to more descriptive textual data, and users browsing the digital library may also use a special link to view any supported artifact's spatial position within the dig site graphically. Our method uses a collection of open source software for dynamic image generation of source GIS data and can render a wide variety of vector image formats on the fly.
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