Visibility and movement: towards a GIS-based integrated approach

LOCK, Gary, KORMANN, Mariza and POUNCETT, John (2014). Visibility and movement: towards a GIS-based integrated approach. In: POLLA, Silvia and VERHAGEN, Philip, (eds.) Computational approaches to the study of movement in archaeology : theory, practice and interpretation of factors and effects of long term landscape formation and transformation. Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt (23). Berlin, De Gruyter, 23-42.

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A continuing theme since the initial adoption of GIS technology by archaeologists has been the modelling of visibility and movement as ways of understanding past landscapes and he people who inhabited them. The underlying issues have been fully explored elsewhere and here we briefly introduce only the main points relevant to the work presented in this paper. Modelling visibility and movement is usually justified through an interest in "perceiving the landscape" and an attempt to move GIS-based analysis away from "detached objectivism" (describing landscape as if viewing from a distance) towards "situated subjectivity" (trying to understand landscape from experiencing it directly).

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Page Range: 23-42
Depositing User: Mariza Kormann
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 14:25
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:30

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