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Open Source Archaeology by Ben Edwards, Andrew T. Wilson

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Hector Orengo

Hector Orengo: University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

5 Open Source GIS Geospatial Software for Archaeology: Towards its Integration into Everyday Archaeological Practice

5.1  Introduction

Geospatial software refers to all software employed to display, manipulate, analyse and produce geospatial information. Although this term is normally used for software classified as geographic information systems (GIS) it also includes others that can work with and produce geographically referenced information such as CAD, Remote Sensing or photogrammetric software. This paper focuses on GIS but references will be also made to other types of geospatial software that can work in conjunction or complement GIS.

During the last 20 years GIS have ...

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