[Humanist] 25.380 GIS projects

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Sat Oct 15 07:24:40 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 380.
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        Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:53:36 +0100
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.375 GIS projects
        In-Reply-To: <20111014063946.96F401D876A at woodward.joyent.us>

I think you make a great point here John, even if your use of the word
'shared' is rather generous.

It would be nice to see the younger spatial humanities disciplines
teaching their archaeological siblings a thing or two in this regard.

All the best


> I think that for Archaeology, place is central and GIS widely used, and
> has been for many years, before the term 'Digital Humanities' was coined.
> Of the 74 projects in my list, 12 deal with classical and medieval
> Europe / Mediterranean. That's about 16%, and points to the strength of
> GIS in this field. But it may be that archaeology is under-represented,
> because rather than producing *digital projects*, they produced *data*
> which was shared in ways other than being displayed as part of a website.
> John
> --
> John Levin
> http://www.anterotesis.com
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