Mongolian Archaeology Project: Surveying the Steppes (MAPSS)

MAPSS is a digital documentation project supported by Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, that records the rich archaeological and cultural heritage landscapes of Mongolia. MAPSS integrates manual remote sensing and computer vision with the digitalisation of archival records and ground truthing surveys to identify the locations, attributes, and conditions of archaeological sites and features across Mongolia. Partnering with the Mongolian Institute of Archaeology and the National Centre for Cultural Heritage, MAPSS complements the strong tradition of Mongolian archaeological research and heritage documentation by developing a country-spanning geospatial database using the Arches open-source software platform.

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