Interactive WebGIS for Archaeological Settlement Pattern Analysis – A Requirement Analysis
1Von Groote-bidlingmaier, C.; 2Hilbert, K.; 3Schwer, J.; 4Timpf, S.
1UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG/GEOINFORMATICS GROUP Email: email@example.com
2UNIVERSITY OF PORTO ALEGRE (PUCRS), FFCH Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG Email: email@example.com
4UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG/GEOINFORMATICS GROUP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only very little is known about prehistoric settlement structures and movement behavior in that region. On the one hand archaeological data is inherently vague which leads to loss of information. On the other hand the lack of a consistent data base to collect, store and/or provide the collected data of former settlements complicates the research. In this research we analyze the known data sources to create the biggest known collection of excavation sites in the Amazon Basin. A data base schema was created to store and provide the collected information. Besides that a requirement analysis based on expert knowledge and literature review was done, to figure out the needs for visual analytics approaches. This application should provide statistical and analytical functions to perform visual analytics without any special knowledge about GIS. The goal of this research is to provide a collection of data and necessary tools to analyze prehistorical data in the Amazon.