APPLICATION: Application

Now that the types of information available for use in a GIS have been discussed, we can turn our attention to ways in which datasets can be utilised in archaeology and archaeological resource management. In addition to the examples already discussed in previous sections, what follows is a brief overview of some of the basic applications of GIS in fieldwork, analysis, resource management, map creation and content distribution. There are numerous applications for GIS in addition to the ones outlined below, and numerous facets of the topics discussed below which will not be examined here. More in-depth coverage of these topics can be found in the reference literature.