A fundament for collaboration and exchange

Advanced Archaeological Training W2

Organiser | Markus JOBST, ICA Commission on Map Production and Geobusiness, Austria

Most of us are used to manage their data with GIS systems. Publications and pictures of our CH data are one main result of our work and sometimes are widely used by others. The reason is that these artefacts were published and therefore are accessible. Beyond the GIS systems there is one development that also enables us to share our fieldwork with “the others”. For this reason we have to share the contents by publishing the metadata and making the sources available, if we like to do so. And even if collaboration is not our aim, these Web-based systems allow us to efficiently manage our constantly growing datasets in the World Wide Web as the ARCHES project shows us (http://archesproject.org/).
This hands-on workshop on Cultural Heritage Geospatial Infrastructures leads through the basic paradigm of these modern mapping technologies. Simple examples in a well prepared software framework (totally based on open source components) explain the basic methods of the Web, Service-Oriented Mapping and its services, Metadata management, publishing of content and the creation of Spatial Data Infrastructures.

The aim is to provide an easy access to Spatial Data Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage topics and to understand world-wide initiatives for infrastructure harmonisation (like INSPIRE or the US NSDI).

This workshop is held by the ICA [the International Cartographic Association, www.icaci.org] Commission on Map Production and Geobusiness [http://mapproduction.icaci.org].