Evaluating QField as a Mobile GIS Solution for Archaeological Survey

DSpace Repository


URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/146412
Dokumentart: ConferencePaper
Date: 2023-10-31
Source: Human History and Digital Future : Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Archäologie
DDC Classifikation: 930 - History of ancient world to ca. 499
Keywords: Archäologie , Geoinformationssystem
Other Keywords:
Archaeological survey
Archaeological methods
Mobile GIS
Open source software
Show full item record


The recent developments in the field of geospatial ‘free and open source software’ (F/OSS) are reflected in its more widespread use among archaeologist. The article presents practical application of one of these F/OSS programs, namely QField, for archaeologists. QField is mobile version of desktop GIS program QGIS, customized for Android platform. The salvage survey in the northern Israel at the site of Khirbet es-Swade/Ma’agar Snir and survey of Hellenistic and Roman fortifications in the southern Golan Heights provide case-studies for the utilization of the program. The program’s performance is evaluated with regard to 1) preparation and pre-processing of the data; 2) data collection and fieldwork; and 3) data export and post-processing.


Die korrigierte Version kann unter https://hdl.handle.net/10900/153522 aufgerufen werden.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)