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A GIS tool to demonstrate ancient Harappan civilization
Surapaneni, Kesav Srinath
The thesis focuses on the Harappan civilization and provides a better way to visualize the corresponding data on the map using the hotlink tool. This tool is made with the help of MOJO (Map Objects Java Objects) provided by ESRI. The MOJO coding to read in the data from CSV file, make a layer out of it, and create a new shape file is done. A suitable special marker symbol is used to show the locations that were found on a base map of India. A dot represents Harappan civilization links from where a user can navigate to corresponding web pages in response to a standard mouse click event. This thesis also discusses topics related to Indus valley civilization like its importance, occupations, society, religion and decline. This approach presents an effective learning tool for students by providing an interactive environment through features such as menus, help, map and tools like zoom in, zoom out, etc. Using a computer simulation is much more engaging and better aligned to the interests of modern students. Moreover, the students also have the ability to customize the application environment to suit their individual interests.
Master of Science (M.S.) San Diego State University, 2011
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