Organisers: B. Ridderhof, A. Sarris

Google Earth is becoming a common playground for archaeological research.  There are a number of applications that span from the actual presentation of archaeological data, cultural heritage management or even detection of new sites. Having the ability to carry out research in places that are not easily accessible or capturing the regional settings of a site, the high resolution maps of GE have become an integral part of archaeological surveys. The particular session wants to attract examples on the use of the freely accessible maps from Google Earth or other internet based providers and examine the way that they have been used to address specific archaeological questions or ways that they have been coupled with other datasets for disseminating the archaeological information and monuments and make them more attractive to the general public.