Collaborative Mapping in the Age of Ubiquitous Internet: An Archaeological Perspective

  • Piraye Hacıgüzeller (Autor/in)
    Ghent University Department of Archaeology & Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities

    Piraye Hacıgüzeller is a post-doctoral researcher at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and Archaeology Department of Ghent University (Belgium). Her research interests are the theory and practice of digital archaeology, specifically in the cases of geospatial data visualisation, management and analysis.

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Over the past decade, collaborative mapping projects have become widespread, allowing for and promoting voluntary participation in cartographic processes. A major factor in the increasing popularity of collaborative mapping in recent years has been the developments in digital cartographic media in general and internet mapping in particular. In this paper the aim is to discuss the possibilities of online collaborative mapping in archaeology. Following an overview of collaborative mapping and its current state in today‘s increasingly online and digital world, four potential modes are introduced through which collaborative mapping in archaeology can be carried out: psychogeography, local community involvement, an online archaeology map system and spatial narratives. 




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Gerda Henkel Foundation
digital archaeology, digital cartography, archaeological cartography, collaborative mapping