Interfaces: Mobile GIS in archaeological survey
Research needs dictate whether mobile GIS data recording be expedient or thorough, and data acquisition can allow for flexibility with varied or unpredictable field conditions. By giving researchers access to large digital datasets and spatial analysis tools while in the field, mobile GIS facilitates the data acquisition process and can contribute to the quality and the efficiency of fieldwork. In this study, the implementation of ESRI Arcpad 6 in a high-altitude archaeological survey project in Peru presented challenges to the mobile GIS system that are common to many mobile GIS-based scientific fieldwork projects. The paper discusses the benefits and the limitations of doing an archaeological survey using mobile GIS.
Nicholas Tripcevich. "Interfaces: Mobile GIS in archaeological survey" The SAA Archaeological Record 4.3 (2004): 17-22.
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