Developping a 4D archaeological GIS

This research project attempts to take a first step towards the development of a 4D archaeological GIS. Archaeological data consist of thematic and spatial elements, which are currently not managed and analyzed simultaneously. Furthermore, the third spatial dimension and the temporal aspect are usually reduced or neglected in analyses. Spatial databases and GIS (desktop and web) may facilitate the data management and increase the analysis capabilities. During the development process, the user takes a central position.

Research units

Staff members


  • Prof. dr. Jean Bourgeois (Department of Archaeology, UGent) (co-promoter)