„The excavation Team from the University of Warsaw conducting a research in Nea Paphos in Cyprus decided to transform their database from the MS Access system into the Database. Digger mainly due to the ease and flexibility of data entry in this system and full user control access to data.”
An important feature was the integration of the system with software supporting the creation of spatial models (Agisoft) and a stratigraphic matrix (Harris).
The base system has been built to provide maximum flexibility. The user is able to determine access to each record separately. An archaeologist who starts building a database can create record types (entries) that are equivalent to the structure of tables in classical database systems. Correlations are created between records, including linking record types and individual records.
Great freedom in using any type of data (text, illustration, 3D model files) and the practical lack of size limitation, makes the conversion of traditional documentation into a digital form much easier. Determining the structure of record types (entries) for a specific database is in the hands of the user. It allows to adapt the database to the site’s documentation system. After creating the structure of entry types, it is possible to change the additional record fields, which allows to eliminate unnecessary areas or add new ones. It releases us from the boundaries of predetermined templates, leaving the fundamental key elements.