Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Egyptian Antiquities Information System
Thanks to Emily Cocke, Archaeological Coordinator at EAIS, for letting me know that the Egyptian Antiquities Information System (EAIS) website has been updated. I have been looking at this site on a regular basis, and this really is a serious upgrade in terms of both look-and-feel and new content. EAIS is the official Geographic Information System department of the SCA (Supreme Council of Antiquities) and is creating a GIS of all archaeological and historical sites in Egypt - the first official registry of sites listing archaeological data, threat data and site borders on a number of maps. Needless to say, this is vital in creating real site management in Egypt. Samples of their work are shown on the site to provide an insight into the project's goals and achievements.

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