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Zum Einsatz von Geoinformationssystemen in Geschichte und Archäologie

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Droß, Kerstin

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Abstract In recent years the interest in the use of computer- aided Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archeology and history has increased. In contrast to traditional printed maps all information in a GIS-based map is linked to certain information contained in a database. By using different layers combined with thematic maps and specific SQL-queries on the data stored in the databases each user of GIS is able to create new maps according to personal interests. “Hassia Exploranda”, a project being developed in Marburg, uses the wide range of applications GIS provides to visualize the remains of Roman presence in the area of the German federal state of Hesse. The aim of this project is to design a GIS that can be used mainly by teachers and pupils to learn about Roman presence in Hesse by creating their own maps (e.g. showing all locations of a special date). Furthermore it can be helpful for the planning of lessons and for preparing trips to archeological sites.
Keywords information system; electronic data processing; geography; Hesse; Federal Republic of Germany; information processing
Classification Information Management, Information Processes, Information Economics; Natural Science and Engineering, Applied Sciences
Document language German
Publication Year 2006
Page/Pages p. 279-287
Journal Historical Social Research, 31 (2006) 3
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works