4. The Embodied GIS in Action

The creation and deployment of the embodied GIS involves a number of steps. The technical details of the process have been documented in detail elsewhere (Eve 2012; Eve 2014); in short, a 3D model of the landscape is created within an iPad application which can then be loaded with data fed directly from a desktop GIS. This initial model can then be used for augmenting different senses – for example, the nature of the software allows these data to be overlaid on the landscape as 3D objects that appear with the correct perspective and scale on the video feed of the iPad (Figure 3). In the following sections I will discuss augmenting visual, aural and olfactory elements into modern archaeological landscapes.

Figure 3
Figure 3: Screenshot from EGIS application showing reconstructed huts


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