ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume III-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 159–164, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-159-2016
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 159–164, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-159-2016

  02 Jun 2016

02 Jun 2016

AN OPEN SCIENCE APPROACH TO GIS-BASED PALEOENVIRONMENT DATA

C. Willmes, D. Becker, J. Verheul, Y. Yener, M. Zickel, A. Bolten, O. Bubenzer, and G. Bareth C. Willmes et al.
  • Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany

Keywords: Paleoenvironment, GIS, SDI, Spatio-Temporal, Data integration, Data management, FOSS4G, Open Science, Open Access, Open Data

Abstract. Paleoenvironmental studies and according information (data) are abundantly published and available in the scientific record. However, GIS-based paleoenvironmental information and datasets are comparably rare. Here, we present an Open Science approach for creating GIS-based data and maps of paleoenvironments, and Open Access publishing them in a web based Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), for access by the archaeology and paleoenvironment communities. We introduce an approach to gather and create GIS datasets from published non-GIS based facts and information (data), such as analogous maps, textual information or figures in scientific publications. These collected and created geo-datasets and maps are then published, including a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to facilitate scholarly reuse and citation of the data, in a web based Open Access Research Data Management Infrastructure. The geo-datasets are additionally published in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards compliant SDI, and available for GIS integration via OGC Open Web Services (OWS).