Watch a demonstration of MEGA, an open-source, web-based geographic information system (GIS) developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and The World Monuments Fund to inventory and manage archaeological sites.
This is a brief 5-minute overview of the basic functionality of the system. Tutorial videos are available at megajordan.org.
A State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s Archaeological Sites
MEGA-Jordan is a purpose-built geographic information system (GIS) to inventory and manage archaeology sites at a national level. It has been developed using state-of-the-art technology and requires no more than basic computer skills to enter site and site element boundaries and buffer zones; site details such as condition, threats, and other monitoring updates; and to print out detailed, up-to-date reports on Jordan’s vast number of archaeological sites. The system, in both Arabic and English, is web-based and will standardize and centralize data throughout the Kingdom.