Graphic documentation, understood as the representation and interpretation of archaeology, is a basic instrument for our knowledge of archaeological sites, monuments and archaeological finds.
This is the reason the ICAC set up the Graphic Documentation Unit (UDG) in 2005. It is designed to be a working group able to offer an efficient graphic documentation service applied to historical heritage (to represent, interpret, explain, etc.) and, at the same time, to innovate in the methodological and instrumental fields to be able to offer new solutions and improve the service.
The UDG is set up as a transversal working group that maintains contacts and interacts with other actors linked to graphic documentation, even outside the field of archaeology. It forms part of research groups linked to architecture schools, topographic engineering schools and manufacturers of topographic instruments and computer programmes.
The UDG plays an active role in the diverse projects undertaken by the ICAC’s research groups, as well as those of other research centres, public administrations, companies and private individuals. It emphasises research, innovation and technology transfer, in addition to disseminating the results and undertaking educational activities in its areas of competence.