GIS application and geodatabase for archaeological site documentation system: Bujang Valley, Malaysia

Bachad, Erna Warnita and Majid, Zulkepli and Setan, Halim and Chong, Albert K. and Sulaiman, Nurul Shahida (2013) GIS application and geodatabase for archaeological site documentation system: Bujang Valley, Malaysia. In: International Workshop on Geoinformation Advances 2012, 7-8 Nov 2012, Johor, Malaysia.

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Recently, Geographic Information System (GIS) technology had
becoming a common tool in various fields. The central and local authorities responsible for cultural heritage also embarked on creating an integrated information system, having GIS as one of the main infrastructure component. The
objectives of the research are to capture the archaeological site (monument) spatial data using the technique of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), as well as developing a 2D map and 3D visualization of Site Number 23. This research also examines the design and development of a GIS database and documentation system of an archaeological site. If all the data are made available in GIS, it can be combined and further analyzed by archaeologist as well as by the museum. The technique for spatial data capturing was TLS because its advantages to measure the distances and angles of objects without any contact and 3D visualization can be made from the point cloud data. A user-friendly interface of the system was completed by using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Thus, in this study, the archival documentation of an archaeological site which is Site Number 23 at Bujang Valley, Kedah was compiled into a GIS database.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013. Ch 11. Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Electronic copy held by USQ Library.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 06:04
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS database; archaeological documentation; terrestrial laser
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090999 Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36379-5_11

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