Introduction

This case study analyses two GIS applications used by public authorities in Spain for archaeological heritage management. Firstly, we will describe each application, pointing out their objectives and target groups. Then, differences between the two models will be analysed taking into account the context in which each GIS was developed.

There are not many publications on archaeological GIS developed by Spanish public authorities. Together with the present examples, only Andalusia has published on the subject of its heritage GIS.