Wall Maps

Printed wall maps are a very important type of GIS Center publications: they are fast to produce and provide the viewer with a general perspective of the distribution of archaeological sites. 
 
The GIS unit has created a number of small scale wall maps for SCA archaeological sites of many governorates as well as a number of affiliated activities.

The main beneficiary of these maps has been the local inspectorate offices, who often lack access to recent maps with updated and official site borders.

SCA Archaeological Sites Wall Maps   
The following layouts display samples of the data available for some of the governorates that have been processed by the GIS Center. The archaeological sites displayed on each map are the sites geographically located inside the governmental borders, even if this is different than the location mentioned in the Amlaak registers. The sites are labeled by their names as they are mentioned in the official decrees and Amlaak records. The sites are marked according to their legal status as mentioned in the Amlaak registers.
 
Data used as backgrounds depends on several factors (availability, coverage, etc.). Whenever possible, archaeological sites are overlaid on the same backgrounds to facilitate output comparison. For enhanced visualization, the backgrounds used in wall maps are either satellite images or vector layers. Other backgrounds, as ESA cadastral maps and others wouldn’t provide much information in such general scale.

Affiliated Activities wall maps
Wall maps for few affiliated activities were also produced including Alexandria’s Turkish Quarter and the Ottoman houses of Rashid (Rosetta).
The wall maps combine maps, photographs and text to highlight problems identified, and proposes possible solutions.

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