And what the land developers think about spatial information?

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:00

Presentation at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2017 conference, Maastricht.


Archaeological spatial information have many stakeholders in society. Although the developers tend to be only indirectly involved in the actual archaeological fieldwork, archaeological spatial information is of direct relevance to their work. Even if the role of developers have been touched upon in the earlier literature, there is little empirical research on their perspectives to archaeological process, their information needs, and how they use and value information produced and provided by archaeologists. On the basis of a review of international literature and an empirical survey study conducted in Finland and Sweden, the presentation reports land developers' needs of and perspectives to archaeological spatial information, its availability and usefulness in the context of their work. In addition, the presentation discusses the implications of land developers' perspectives to the production and management of archaeological information.

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