Geographic Information System

The GIS Center was founded to improve SCA's ability to protect and manage archaeological sites. This goal was achieved by creating a system for identification of the location and characteristics of archaeological sites and to record them in a searchable GIS and database. The information is then transferred to targeted stakeholders, which enables them to take the existence and significance of these sites into consideration in all conservation, land management and planning, and related socio-economic activities. 

Data collected for archaeological sites are: (1) archaeological data, including history of the sites, archaeological elements, excavation records, threats; (2) legal data, including ownership status and documents, and (3) digital maps containing site locations and background maps. 

Archaeological and legal data are entered into a bilingual database which facilitates viewing, editing, searching and reporting data, while maps are stored on the GIS server.

There are two main lines of work in the GIS Center:

which usually involves collaboration with other parties to accomplish a definite task within a certain time frame. system population , which is the continuous population of the system with data of archaeological sites and affiliated activities  , which usually involves collaboration with other parties to accomplish a definite task within a certain time frame.

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