Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0521797446
ISBN-13: 9780521797443
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

The authors provide a comprehensive guide on the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in archaeology. They discuss spatial database design, data acquisition, methods of spatial data modelling, spatial analysis, and techniques of visualization.

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Acknowledgements
Introduction and Theoretical Issues in Archaeological Gis
About this book
Theoretical issues
Conclusion
First Principles
Introduction
The basics
Cartographic principles
Data models and data structures: the digital representation of spatial phenomena
Conclusion
Putting Gis to Work in Archaeology
Management of archaeological resources
GIS and excavation
Landscape archaeology
Spatial and simulation modelling
Conclusion
The Geodatabase
Introduction
Designing a relational database for attribute data
Spatial data storage and management
Spatial Data Acquisition
Introduction
Primary geospatial data
Secondary data
Map rectification and georeferencing
A note on spatial error and map generalisation
Building Surface Models
Introduction
Interpolation
Global methods
Local methods
Interpolation with geostatistics: kriging
Creating digital elevation models
Conclusion
Exploratory Data Analysis
Introduction
The query
Statistical methods
Data classification
Conclusion
Spatial Analysis
Introduction
Linear regression
Spatial autocorrelation
Cluster analysis
Identifying cluster membership
Density analysis
Local functions
Predictive modelling
Conclusion
Map Algebra, Surface Derivatives and Spatial Processes
Introduction: point and spatial operations
Map algebra
Derivatives: terrain form
Continuity and discontinuity
Surface processes: erosion
Conclusion
Regions: Territories, Catchments and Viewsheds
Introduction: thinking about regions
Geometrical regions
Topographical regions
Conclusion
Routes: Networks, Cost Paths and Hydrology
Introduction
Representing networks
Analysing networks
Networks on continuous surfaces
Conclusion
Maps and Digital Cartography
Introduction
Designing an effective map
Map design
Thematic mapping techniques
Internet mapping
Conclusion
Maintaining Spatial Data
Introduction
Metadata standards
Creating metadata
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Index

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