What is the Intrasis system?

Intrasis is an acronym for Intra-site Information System and is a GIS system suitable for all kinds of archaeological documentation, at the site as well as for post excavation work. The system includes two software products, Intrasis Explorer and Intrasis Analysis.

Intrasis Explorer is the core of the system and is used for import of measurement files from different kind of measurement instruments e.g. total station or GPS. All registration of information is done in Intrasis Explorer. It features functions for creating, administer and communicate with the site database, which is stored in MS SQL Server.

Intrasis Analysis is a tool for analysing data created with Intrasis Explorer. Wizards for the most commonly used GIS analysis simplify the GIS work for the archaeologists. Data can be exported to be used in other softwares, for publication or advanced GIS analysis.

Data in the Intrasis system is stored in MS SQL Server and geographical information is stored as Esri shape-files.

The data model of the Intrasis system is object oriented and can easily be modified to suite all kind of archaeological excavations. The system can be used on small scale excavations as well as large sites where in addition to the archaeological information also a broad variety of interdisciplinary data is stored.