Humanities GIS toward New Paradigm
Time 17 August 2006 / 14:00 ~ 15:40
Venue Room Magnolia
Chair Lewis R. Lancaster, UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
Description

We believe GIS would be powerful tools for humanities studies. However, in many cases, GIS tools in humanities area have been just viewers that overlay some kinds of data simultaneouly. Our session "Humanities GIS toward New Paradigm" is intended to show the HGIS (Humanities GIS group) comprehensive trials from GIS tools to analysis.

The presentations are ordered from tools to analysis. "GIS Tools for Geographical Data Management and Analysis" will present our base GIS tool that will be used as a platform for the session presentations. "Creation and Application of Japanese Historical Gazetteer" will present not only the record structure of the gazetteer but also its application to ontological studies. In "A GPS Nagivation Tool for Field Surveys in the Humanities," an integration of GIS and GPS for social archaeoloy will be presented. "Reconstruction of Historical Landscape" will deal with analytical approach to topographic data. Finally, "Introduction to Thang Long - Hanoi Project on Area Informatics" will present the ambitious working on creating and building up a new discipline; Area Informatics.


Speaker
Masatoshi Ishikawa & Hidefumi Okumura
Institute
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Human Ook Corp., Japan
Topic
GIS Tools for Geographical Data Management and Analysis
Abstract
Presentation
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Speaker
Ikuo Oketani & Mitsuru Aida
Institute
Osaka International University for Women, Japan
National Institute of Japanese Literature, Japan
Topic
Creation and Application of Japanese Historical Gazetteer -- Ontological Approach to Geographical Name and Place
Abstract
Presentation
[pdf] [pdf2]

Speaker
NAGATA Yoshikatsu & Walailak Songsiri
Institute
Graduate School for Creative Cities, Osaka City University, Japan
Lek-Prapai Viriyapant Foundation, Thailand
Topic
A GPS Navigation Tool for Field Surveys in the Humanities --
Prototype Experiments in Northeast Thailand
Abstract
Presentation
[pdf]

Speaker
Shoichiro Hara & Ikuo Oketani
Institute
National Institute of Japanese Literature, Japan
Osaka International University for Women, Japan
Topic
Reconstruction of Historical Landscape -- In the Context of Ancient Shrines and their Surrounding Features
Abstract
Presentation
[pdf]

Speaker
Mamoru Shibayama
Institute
Division of Area Information, Informatics and Network Laboratory, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan
Topic
Introduction to Thang Long -- Hanoi Project on Area Informatics -- With Emphasis on Mapping Historical Heritage in Hanoi, Vietnam
Abstract
Presentation
[pdf]