A web based GIS mashup for archaeology

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010




Information technologies have achieved an important role in archaeology. The management, research and exchange of the large amount of data gathered from archeological sites needs the tools of information technologies. The web based GIS combines the advantages of both GIS and the Internet technologies. This system can be used as a tool that helps to support the management of information for archaeological sites and provides support functions for specialists.This web based system can hold many types of archaeological site data from small excavation campaigns to large sites. The system consists of a relational database, a web server, and a GIS mapping server. Google Maps Server is used as a GIS mapping server in this study. The client computers require only the availability of a proper browser that supports javascript and ajax technologies. With this system, Google Maps can be used as an archaeological research tool for everybody interested in archaeology. In a general, everybody can reach the system using their web browsers in order to search and retrieve information regarding archaeological sites. This system also enables specialists to upload, search and share archaeological data. The aim of this study is to provide easy and simple access to the GIS related archaeological site information in Turkey, using a web based and user friendly interface and share the information the information with specialists all over the world.