The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Settlements: A Geographic Information System

Название: The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Settlements: A Geographic Information System
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Год создания: 2001
Назначение: исследования
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Тип: геоинформационная
Тип источников: статистические, изобразительные, смешанные
Подход к созданию: проблемно-ориентированная
Область знания: история
Область истории: археология
География: Южная Америка
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Технология создания: ГИС
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Язык интерфейса: английский
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Their research involves constructing a Geographic Information System database of Maya archaeological sites. Thus far, they have registered over 6,000 sites, some of which you can visit easily..

There are several research questions to be answered by the GIS. For example, in recent years several mathematical models of settlement patterns have been proposed. These include central place theory, Thiessen polygons, fractals and others. With an accurate database of actual Maya cities, towns, and hamlets, these theories can be tested for validity.

Maya political organization is reflected not only in architecture but in the assignment of formal place names in the ancient Maya script (Emblem Glyphs). Mapping the occurrence of Emblem Glyphs aids in the study of the size and location of Maya city-states.

In some areas of the Maya territory there are very few settlements. A modern GIS helps to analyze whether the terrain is unsuitable for habitation or, conversely, whether the terrain is hospitable, but researchers have not yet entered the area and recorded sites. The GIS can tell us where to look for undiscovered sites.

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