The Role of GIS in Evaluating Cartographic and Survey Evidence in the Determination of Historic and Cultural Landscapes

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University of East London
University of Agriculture in Kraków
University of East London
University of East London
University of East London

This paper will provide a generic background to the role of GIS in recording and re-creating landscapes based upon a range of documentary and cartographic material, with case studies derived from the analysis of historic, cultural, and post-industrial case studies. The paper will then address the specific use of GIS in analysing, evaluating, and presenting a range of historical landscape scenarios based upon research that has been conducted at the University of East London (England) and the University of Agriculture in Kraków (Poland). Finally, the paper will address some of the fundamental issues and recommendations relating to the role of GIS in landscape analysis. N.B. Throughout this text, the reader is recommended to relate the names and locations to Google Earth, which provides a far superior illustration of the landscape than could be achieved through countless maps and illustrations.

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