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TCDL Bulletin
Volume 3   Issue 2
Summer 2007

 

ETANA-GIS

GIS for Archaeological Digital Libraries

Douglas Gorton, Rao Shen, Naga Srinivas Vemuri, Weiguo Fan, Edward A. Fox
Digital Library Research Laboratory
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
{dogorton, rshen, nvemuri, wfan, fox}@vt.edu

 

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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© Copyright 2007 Douglas Gorton, Rao Shen, Naga Srinivas Vemuri, Weiguo Fan, Edward A. Fox
Some or all of these materials were previously published in the Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital libraries, ACM 1-59593-354-9.

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